Saturday, November 20, 2010

Melbourne quilt market

I had a wonderful day in Melbourne yesterday catching up with old friends, meeting new people, seeing lots of great quilts and new products as well as buying a couple of pieces of fabric.
Here I am with Michelle Hill on the Lloyd Curzon stand and her beautiful new quilt, The Adelaide Floral Sampler, in the background. I wanted to bring it home but Jim said it would cost too much money :) Well I had just better get a wiggle on with my copy. If you get a chance to see it, look at the wonderful quilting. I have the patterns, kits and BOM ready to go.

Natalie Bird and I in front of her new Christmas quilt. It's just lovely, the patterns will be in shortly.

Bil Day and Wilma from Dayview Textiles and me.

Libby Richardson and me in front of her new quilt.

Saffron Craig and me in front of her lovely fabrics and yes, I did bring some home and more on order.
And that's enough of the photos of me. Thanks to Terry who took them and was so great putting up with me all day and carrying all the bags. I was only going to buy one pack-honest.
Happy quilting

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Zentangles and colourful Fridays

I saw colourful Fridays on Daisyquilts blog and thought it was a great idea, and maybe it will inspire me to post more often. It is chocolate today and I only have one photo so far, maybe more tonight. Below are a couple of examples of Jane's zentangles. She is taking a class at esmes on Dec 4. Only a couple of places left. So if you want to draw or sew like this email me soon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lots of news

We have just received a new magazine "Vignette" by Leanne Beasley. This exciting new magazine is only available from quilt shops and features patterns, recipes and a block of the month. Kim is going to make up our shop sample and I think we will use a new range of fabrics from moda called Dilly Dally by me and my sister.

Here's my centre square and fabrics for Helen's free stitching round the block quilt. I have just started the first border for Kate's quilt. I am really enjoying this round robin so far, not sure if I will feel the same after the tiny hexagon's we are doing this round.

A new baby quilt that I have just finished binding. We have kits in pink as well.

Another of Clares quilts using different colours. Love Terry's legs, when I'm not so busy I will learn how to crop these photos.
And lastly (is that a word?) for today but by no means least, we are holding a Zentangle workshop on Saturday 4th December with Jane Monk. It will be a one day workshop which will take you from beginner to confident intermediate. A great lunch from Peckish is included and it will be a fun, fascinating and relaxing day. Anyone can create zentangles, you don't need to be able to draw. Go to Jane's site and check out her work. I will put up more info soon.