Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Summer School January 2019

I have now confirmed dates for my January 2019 Summer School.

The Stitchers Cupboard, Camden (phone 4655 8348)

Monday 7 January
Wednesday 9 January
Friday 11 January

Monday 14 January
Wednesday 16 January

Wednesday 23 January
Friday 25 January

Hobbysew at Kings Park (phone 9621 4000)

Tuesday 8 January
Thursday 10 January

Tuesday 15 January
Thursday 17 January

I will be offering the pattern for two lovely quilts.  The first is called "La Belle", it is made from a current fabric range by French General.  This quilt features pretty machine applique and pieced blocks in a medallion setting.  Alternatively, the fused applique may be stitched by hand.

I can also offer the pattern for this beautiful bed sized quilt, called "Hopetoun", which is completely machine pieced.  This quilt comes together quickly with strip piecing and cross cutting.  A number of different effects can be achieved by placing the blocks in different arrangements.

You are welcome to continue to work on other projects began during the year.

Spaces fill quickly, so please phone the two locations to secure your desired dates.

I look forward to seeing you at Summer School.

Recent Class Work

Lots more classes recently where I have seen some gorgeous stitching.

At Post Office Patchwork, Glenbrook, Pauline is progressing on two of her Jane Austen quilts.  She has made some stunning flowers for her “Highbury” borders.

Here is her beautiful centre in deep and bright pinks and green.

Pauline is also working on a lovely “Netherfield” Centre.

Tania is making the most amazing bright, bright “Meryton”.  Wow!  I have just launched this pattern and kit for sale on my website. 
You can find it here.

At The Stitchers Cupboard, Camden, ladies have been working on lots of different projects.

Jenny was doing all the preparation on her corner blocks for “Hartfield” on a black background.

April was stitching her flowers on to her “Cordelia” cushion.  The link to this pattern is here.

Jan was stitching her lovely blocks and corners for “Ode to the Rose”.

Glynne has made lots of beautiful Dresdens for “Highbury”.

At Jukejema Quilting Barn, Nowra, Sue brought in her spectacular completed “Lambton”.  Love it, Sue!
This pattern and kit is also available here.

Robyn was working on her gorgeous Centre for “Highbury” in lovely pansy colours, purples and greens.

Fantastic work everyone!

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Class Work This Week at The Stitchers Cupboard

I have had two very busy days teaching at The Stitchers Cupboard.

Some magnificent work was being advanced.

Christine has almost finished a very pretty version of “Highbury” in some lovely soft colours.

Maryse has also almost completed a stunning version of “Hunsford” in red, navy and blue.  
We fussy cut the two borders and there is a wide final border to go.

Two ladies were working on their “Hartfield” centres.  This one is by Margaret.

This one is by Irene.  Both are beautiful.

Paula showed us her gorgeous “Pemberley” Centre, began in class five years ago.  She has done a beautiful job.

Two girls were working on “Highbury” Dresden flowers.  These are by Julie is bright gorgeous pink.

These are by Jennie in lovely reproduction fabrics.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Teaching “Meryton” for Vic Quilters

I have had a terrific couple of days teaching all of my appliqué techniques to a group of ladies from Vic Quilters Inc.  

They chose to make “Meryton”, the sixth quilt in my Jane Austen Collection.

Mary had put together this beautiful corner for her Centre piece by the end of the two days.

As the centre of the quilt consists of a large hexagon medallion, I provided the pattern ahead of time.  It was great to see all the different variations.
Same design, different colours.

Some of the ladies also prepared some extra hexagons and jewels to go on the quilt.  

It was a great venue at the Box Hill RSL Club.

The motel was very appropriate for me, I thought.

The camellias were beautiful.  I have seen more rain this weekend in Melbourne than all year in Sydney, I think!

Thank you to Marie Lee (President) and the Committee of Vic Quilters for your friendship and hospitality. Happy stitching ladies.