Fault Lines has been finished for a while but I haven't had a chance to upload and blog it.
This is a workshop for Rosemont The Patchwork Shop, the Bernina Dealership in Canberra
Scheduled for 23 February 2012. Please direct your bookings directly to Rosemont The Patchwork Shop.
Quilting is simple with a walking foot so that anyone- even those afraid of machine quilting- can make this quilt and have it end up looking similar to mine, although the piecing, being improvisational, will be unique to each piece.
I enjoy the texture of different threads together on art quilts ...
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Teaching at Addicted to Fabric recently was great with some enthusiastic girls, making my original design, City Lights. Here are photos from the final and second session of class:
Nothing is as much fun as cutting up fabric, and sewing, and cutting, and sewing some more...
There were some beautiful colourways popping up in class as well as a rendition similar to my own.
I love seeing students put their personalities and tastes into my designs and see new versions created.
It was a very busy day because just half an hour before class began we were still in the ...
I thought it was time to check in with you all and let you know where I am. You know I”m traveling South toward Florida if you read my blog regularly.
We left our friends’ home on Monday about 9:30 a.m. We had such a great time with them; I was at the retreat with Cathie and their daughter, Nicole. Bud spent those days with Cathie’s husband (Nicole’s dad) Dan doing manly things. We had followed Cathie and Dan down to Connecticut and just as they were backing into their space beside their garage, the ...read more
There is a lot of walking and standing and walking, some more walking, and then some standing interrupted by walking. A body can only enjoy the quilts as long as the feet hold up.
Today was my 7th day in Houston, and my feet are starting to complain a bit.
This is how my morning started:
I was resting up before my 5th class of the week. I spent ...
A quick congrats to Kathy H. who won the Craftsy Class, Finishing School: Edges and Bindings with Mimi Dietrich. I’ve got one more Craftsy class giveaway scheduled in the next couple of weeks, so be sure to stay tuned for details!
That reminds me – for those of you participating in the Abacus Quilt Along, be sure to email me pictures of your progress by November 10th and I will highlight them here on the blog on November 12.
They don’t even have to be finished! The more people who email me at [email protected], the more I ...read more
Finally got a quilt top off my HQ16 and the binding is on, whew!
Look what came home with me today!!! She's a Singer Model 66 Red Eye treadle machine that was born in May 1922. She had a layer of crud on her that had to be washed off, but is in incredible shape. I could not believe that all her decals were intact. Some are a little silver instead of gold and none are worn down. Her chrome parts need a bit of polishing. I got it from a lady who had purchased it for the cabinet to be a plant holder!!! She didn't pay any attention to the machine ...read more
Last month I took a look at my quilting goals for the year and realized that I was not making much progress on them. There are lots of
excuses reasons why I'm not making progress, but it basically comes down to the fact that if I'm not in the sewing room, progress doesn't happen. So for the rest of 2014 I've committed to spending at least 15 minutes a day in my sewing room.
The other part of the challenge is reporting on my progress. I'm much more likely to stick with it if I ... read more
Its been far too long, I know…life has been interesting, at times frantically busy, and I have enjoyed every second of it. And blogged none of it. The biggest thing lately for me is pretty huge:
I jumped out of a more or less perfectly good airplane!! And I loved it! I'm seriously thinking about options of where I might head with it.
Discovered a really awesome Dropzone within easy drive, set in beautiful countryside,
Adrenalin Skydive Goulburn They have skilled, friendly staff who know their business, well maintained modern gear, spectacular views to enjoy on the ...
These skeleton gingerbread cookies are adorable ….but tons of work. You would only want to give them to our favourite munchkins!
It’s an all in one cookie cutter….cut out the shape then press the embossed side of the cookie cutter into your dough and it makes the indented shape which you fill with royal icing once they are baked.
The cookie cutter is from FredandFriends.com…I picked it up in Brighton UK when we visited in September as I had not seen anything like it here in Canada.
Had to laugh…as I was baking, cutting out ...read more
A Piece of Cloth is a vintage and antique textile sourcing business run by Jennifer Hyland who sources vintage and feedsack fabrics, as well as quilt tops and quilt ...
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I work part time at my local quilt shop (Threads That Bind) and as part of what I do to help keep our customers engaged and coming into our shop I have been designing free block of the month projects. I've done a 6 month series and a 5 month series and have a year long project in mind to start in January. Since we had a few months before the end of the year I decided to do a few stand along blocks/projects. This is my November project - a Pot Holder!
Oh my gosh,, I cannot be old enough to participate in Little Quilts 16th anniversary of the retail store opening!! Anyone have their kit/top/quilt made from logs we cut from the first bolts we had in the store in ?
Well it is a reality.. Little Quilts Quilt Shop is 16!. When we were a mere 6 years old...in 2004, we were acknowledged by American Patchwork and Quilting as a favorite quilt shop to be featured in their Sampler magazine. Here is a blast from the past photo from that time.