Friday, 23 December 2016
Very appropriate to reveal Jan's absolutely gorgeous "Santalini" quilt, her original Christmas version of my Pemberlini design, complete with holly, bells and baubles. Isn't it great? Quilted beautifully by Sarah Lennon of Temora.
Jan has also finished a lovely version of "Now and Zen" in green and purple as a Christmas gift for her niece. Lovely combination of colours!
Monday class would not be complete without a Christmas luncheon, we started with desert for morning tea. There are several very good cooks in Monday class. I did not compete, I brought the champers. Thanks ladies (and gentleman) for another great year, love you all.
I taught my last class for 2016 last Thursday at The Stitchers Cupboard, a lovely relaxing class with Quilty friends, thanks girls.
Another completed project by Jan (she has been very productive lately!). Here are her lovely "Westhampton" cushions in traditional red and green.
Jenny has completed her amazing Aussie gum leaf version of my "Pickled Paisley" quilt as a Christmas present for her mother in law. Wow!
This is stunning! Jenny quilted this large quilt herself, well done!
Left over pieces for the back.....
This is Sharon's beautiful centre for "Wentworth". Love it.
I might be a little quiet on the blog for a while, Glynne and Michelle. I have two weeks to do family stuff and sew, sew, sew.
May I wish all my blog readers a lovely Christmas season with family and loved ones and some precious time to relax and stitch. If you are on Facebook or Instagram, you can look up my pages there under my name. Classes resume for me on 9th January for Summer School.
Monday, 19 December 2016
Today I can finally announce details of my teaching schedule at the NZ Quilting Symposium in Christchurch, 5 to 10 October, 2017.
The 110 page catalogue of classes and information has been shipped to all who have registered.
What a buzz to be amongst this teaching faculty!
My classes are listed on page 45.
I will be teaching my 7th Jane Austen design called "Lambton" over three days of workshops.
This will give plenty of time for me to demonstrate and teach all of my techniques for hand appliqué and English paper piecing.
Students will make progress on the centre of the quilt and make samples for lots of the other pieces.
I will also be teaching my quilt called "Henrietta" over a two day workshop. This quilt was inspired by two antique quilts. My quilt was completely machine pieced and appliquéd.
The first day will be spent making machine pieced blocks, learning many quick and accurate techniques.
The second day will be spent learning machine appliqué techniques. You can opt to undertake the appliqué using the fusible method with hand buttonhole stitch or needle turn by hand.
Some of my students pieced the centre blocks of the quilt and omitted the appliqué, choosing to add a couple of floral borders instead (OK, cheating is allowed!)
It is not too late to register. Go to http://www.quiltsymposium2017.org.nz.
I hope you will join me for one of these classes. Please email me if you have any enquiries on Kat.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Quite a few classes at The Stitchers Cupboard to report on.
Lots of gorgeous "Westhampton" cushions have been finished. The first in silver were made by Iain for his mother in Tasmania.
These lovely two in taupe are by Sharon.
This stunning "Lambton" block is by Glynne. I hope you are enjoying all the photos Glynne and Michelle?
This is Robyn's gorgeous version of my "Crossed Tulips" cushion with prairie points. The pattern is available through the Stitchers Cupboard.
Janette has been busy working on her delightful version of "Cherry Ripe". Here is her progress.
Kerry completed her stunning "Wentworth" in class. We started this on retreat in July. I love it.
Another beautiful finish, Christine completed her beautiful "Lambton" in purple, pink and green.
Here are some lovely borders for "Wentworth" by Michelle (top) and Kelly (bottom).
Regina joined together a circle block for her modern look "Pickled Paisley" in grey and orange. Wow!
I am planning to use some of these stunning peacock fabrics in a project over the holiday period. Ooooooh, amazing!
That was a lot to catch up on. Hope you enjoyed it. Two more classes to go.....