Thursday, March 24, 2016


Last weekend I was off to Forster/Tuncurry for a workshop with the Seaside Heritage Quilters. What a great bunch of girls! A good time was has by all.

They tackled the NYB blocks with great flair and a few worked on some blocks form my Lots of Dots quilt. What an amazing use of striped fabric and it saved lots and lots of foundation piecing to get the same effect.
 There were some funny girls in the room and they all made me feel so welcome (and well fed!).
Linda from Bathurst has steamed ahead to finish her Jacobean Star - looks fab. Even has mitred corners!

And Sue started this quilt early last year so was glad to see the end of it this week. Perseverance pays off doesn't it.
 Daphne thought she's bitten off more than she could chew with this wonky zig zag but it looks fantastic.
Jan from my Top Ryde class went above and beyond with these NYB blocks - I love it!
And you can see it at our Springwood Quilt Show too.

This is Jan's as well - the start of All at Sea but different.

Don't forget to come visit the show 22-24 April as I'm the featured quilter this year. Come and say hello!
We have 135 quilts to show you. Entires have closed and now the fun begins with arranging them.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Busy, busy!

Lots of students' work in this post...
Susan's beautiful Sunflower blocks coming together slowly. She's new to EPP but had done a great job.
This is the first finish I've seen of my Scrap Happy quilt from a recent Quilters Companion magazine. Sue from Orange used heaps of scraps to make this beauty. Then she brought this Supernova along for show and tell. Busy girl!
This is the workshop group from Schoolhouse Quilters in Orange and the projects they worked on over a recent weekend. Well done everyone! The venue was an 1800s schoolhouse in Lucknow. Great sewing space!
Bronwyn's Faux Wedding Ring top is another scrapbuster. Appliqu├ęd scallops with foundation pieced sashing. Looks great. And below is her version of my Strippy Sampler. Don't you love that large print strip running thru it - and the feet too!
Lyndal has sent this NYB top off to the quilters and has done a lovely job for a newbie to foundation piecing. Can't wait to see it quilted. 
I started classes recently at Sew Can I, a lovely shop in Werrington . Lots of excited students learning the finer points of "points". Karen will be one of the traders at our Springwood Quilt Show on at the end of April. Check out the show blog for details. 
How would you like to win one of these? Several lucky quilters will receive one for their work after I helped judge at the Royal Easter Show with Kay Haerland. And fellow QuiltNSW member Jane Gibson was Chief Steward for the Srts and Craft sections. 

I'm off to Forster/Tuncurry in a couple of days for  a weekend of workshops with Seaside Heritage Quilters. Should be fun!