Monday, April 20, 2009

Stand-up quilter

I had to share this pic from my last class at The Vintage Patch - Betty the stand-up quilter (she's pretty comic as well!) Betty is quite short and does a lot of her work standing up - whatever works I say. This is her 3rd? quilt and her work is beautiful. She jumps in at the deep end and her quilts are huge. One will be on show at the Springwood High quilt show this weekend.

Please try and come up to the mountains Fri, Sat or Sun and take a look at over 150 wonderful quilts by local quilters - you will be very impressed I'm sure. Ten trading tables and a great cafe run by the students - it'll be worth your while.

On the subject of the show I have been making a quilt for The Vintage Patch to sell kits for at the show. It's a good one for the male in your life and a looks great in red and navy reproduction fabrics. The pic hasn't had the final border added yet.

Off to start quilting a Three Sisters wallhanging for Jeanette and her church - wish me luck!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Had a lovely day at Bathurst again. They are gearing up for Sue Spargo's workshop at the end of the month and by all accounts it should be very exciting.

Some pics here of the NYB blocks the gitrls are working on for their Reproduction Beauties quilts - cats, florals, repros, pretties - you name it they are doing it. And very happily too. After a few glitches with the foundations we are well on the way to completing their versions of my quilt and the raffle quilt for Swd High quilt show.

157 entries and the hall will be chocka-block our exhibition organiser - also known as Marilyn - tells me.

The theme of the show is Oriental Journey and Sue in my Swd class is doing my quilt-as-you-go Noodle box using great oriental prints. Foundation pieced with flying geese around an octagonal block. Very easy to quilt and put together.

I'm having a stall at the show selling patterns and kits for them. I've been busy cutting and packaging - reducing the stash quite well to make room to buy some new stuff. Isn't that how it works?