Monday, 22 July 2019

Classes at The Stitchers Cupboard

Lots of beautiful work is happening from my classes held at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.
I hope you enjoy these photos.

Shirley has made some stunning cornerstone blocks for her “Donwell Abbey” quilt.
All of the pie slices have been cut from the same fabric and joined to make the circles.

These blocks will soon be added to her beautiful centre.

Regina has also made beautiful progress on her striking “Donwell Abbey”.

For a totally different look, here is Jenny’s version in brights!

Here are here pie cornerstones.

Here is a gorgeous centre by Maryse.

And another stunner by Sue.

And Sharon is the first to finish.  Drum roll.  Here is her magnificent “Donwell Abbey” with touches of blue.

Chris is almost finished fabulous “Netherfield” medallion.

Iain has completed this wonderful version of my “Hopetoun” design.

He is now working on a masculine version of my “Lady Cavendish” quilt, which we have renamed “Lord Cavendish” for him.

Fabulous work ladies and gents.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Photos from All Around the World

I love to receive photos from ladies who have made beautiful projects from my patterns.

Even more exciting to see one of my students win a ribbon!

Recently Marg sent me these photos of her amazing “Bloomin Logs” which she started in class in Adelaide.
Her quilt won a Judges Commendation in the Collaborative Quilt Category at the South Australian Festival of Quilts. 
Congratulations Marg and Sally MacKenzie who beautifully quilted the quilt.

I also received these photos of a very pretty “Pemberley” made by Kerry, who did all of the appliqué and quilting herself!

Here is a gorgeous version of my “Love Birds” cushion.

Here are some lovely projects made from my “Oh Christmas Tree” pattern by a lady in the UK.

I have also received theses photos from Quiltmekiwi in New Zealand.  
She has recently finished quilting a magnificent “Hartfield” made by Irene.  Wow!

Absolutely stunning!

What have I been stitching lately?  I gathered lots of lovely colours from my stash.

And started the next Jane Austen quilt.

Happy stitching everyone!

Needlework Tours and Cruises Sydney Retreat

I was very happy to attend the recent Sydney retreat organised by Maureen and Simon from Needlework Tours and Cruises, where I taught “Pemberley” and “Wentworth”.

Here I am holding up “Pemberley”.

The retreat was held in the beautiful grounds of Knox Grammar School at Wahroonga and we were blessed with beautiful weather most days.

First was my “Pemberley” class teaching all my hand appliqué techniques.  The ladies had a lot to tackle, lots of samples were made and some progress on the centre block.

This one by Janet.

And this one by Louisa.

Then a lovely day off, including a visit to gorgeous Collaroy in the winter sunshine (plus a couple of patchwork shops on the northern beaches).

My next class was to teach “Wentworth”.  Lots more techniques and work on the centre of the quilt.

This beautiful one is by Cathy.

Great work by Janet with William Morris fabrics.

This striking one by Lorraine.

A tutor’s stall evening was held where I had the opportunity to sell some of my patterns and kits.

Here I am with Louisa.

It was a fabulous event.  Such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, everyone enjoying their passion for embroidery and quilting with wonderful tutors, perfect organisation, yummy food and lots of fun.  I highly recommend attending the next one.  Thank you Maureen and Simon for having me!