Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Latest pattern

Check out the latest issue of Quilters Companion for instructions to make my Funky Tumblers quilt. Lots of other great projects - it really is an inspiring magazine.
Don't forget to leave a comment to be in the draw for one of my Mariners patterns to celebrate the launch of the SEWN website on 8th June.
I'll have some of my patterns and quilts on the Fortunes and Fairies stand at the Sydney Quilt Show. Call by and have a look.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekend class

In the pic below is Natalie who has been working on this Mariners quilt for her dad for a few lessons - in fact she has several different projects on the go, has a young family and works part-time as well - super woman!

Irene has designed her own border for Mariners Madness. What a great thing to make a quilt all your own and doesn't it look fantastic. Well done.

Hasn't the rain been wonderful - the chimney only leaks when it's really pouring! Most of the autumn leaves have fallen off our big tree and we can get to and open up the deck area to all the beautiful winter sun when it decides to reappear.
I've had hubby home for 10 days after a hand operation - we called it "practicing for retirement" and surprise we are still speaking to each other! Lots of shopping and a movie as well - we'd be broke if it went on for too long tho.
So it was nice to get out on the weekend to Sat and Sun classes at Springwood and Kings Park.
All the girls are so happy to be able to sit and sew uninterrupted for 5 hrs or so - away from all family distractions - you know what it's like.
Laurel has done a fine job on her Almost Austen quilt. She bought the fabric in the UK at Hampton Court and after seeing Jane Austen's quilt in the flesh had the seeds of her next project.

Friday, May 22, 2009

SEWN launch giveaway

Don't forget the SEWN launch on 8th June. Participating bloggers have prizes for leaving a comment - mine is a copy of my Mariners Garden pattern - foundation piecing and applique - so please leave a comment to go into the draw. Click on the red SEWN widget on the sidebar and read about this new and exciting venture involving Sarah Fielke ex Material Obsession. You'll find other chances there to win great prizes.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Twice in one day

Just had to show what arrived in the mail today - isn't it beautiful. It's from Grand Teint range. Ideas are brewing even as we blog.

Guess what!!

I sent a quilt to the Cotton Expo in Narrabri for their quilt show and I won a 1st prize!! in the traditional section with Oriental Mariners. Very generous amount of cash it was too.

Had a lovely Mothers day at Bicentennial Park with hubby and kids (25 & 32 so not so kiddish I guess) picnicking and bike riding. What a great venue for both. There were lots of other families celebrating and we will certainly visit again - the bike paths are fantastic.
I'm on a deadline to finish quilting my entry for Darling Harbour - 3 and a bit weeks til drop-off day - better get on with it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Time flies doesn't it

Where have the last ten days gone to?? Nearly two weeks ago we were getting ready to hang 150 quilts at Springwood High. All went pretty well with late nights leading up to opening day on Friday. Attendances were fantastic with @ $11,500 income from the door, raffle and cafe. Look like the textile students will be getting a couple more Berninas and Kids with Cancer will receive a fair share also.

No pics I'm sorry as I was too busy on my own stall - what a hoot meeting so many lovely people and giving our own stimulus package to the economy!

Marilyn the exhibition organiser won the raffle quilt - how wonderful it stayed in the family so to speak. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets. It is entered in the group category at Darling Harbour if you'd like a look.

I snuck in four nights in Noosa with hubby - he drove and I flew up - in between the show and our quilt camp this last weekend. Even managed a swim and a bit of reading too. Camp was at the Christian Bros centre at Mulgoa. Perfect weather and great company all weekend. Sorry Pam my room mate if I kept you awake!
Check out the widget for SEWN on the sidebar on the left. Sarah Fielke ex Material Obsession is involved in a new project to be launched on June 8. There will be prizes offered by participating bloggers - I'm one with some Mariners patterns on offer - so look at the guidelines and leave a comment to win.