Thursday, August 31, 2006

Seen on the main drag of Mittagong...

Guess whose quilt is featured on the DUQ Indulgence Festival banner... see this link for a picture

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

New Class Sample

This is what I was working on today - a new sample for my series of contemporary techniques classes. Turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself.

Isn't it wonderful, how one finishing one thing leads you to think of so many more possibilities to try out? If only I didn't have to work for a living, I could play all day (sigh). Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fibreart for a Cause

I had a lovely day today - my local/internet group SCQIllawarras had a sewing day at Stephanie's house. Some worked on bags as a group and some of us did our own thing.
I thought it was a good opportunity to get some postcards made for the FFAC project - something I have been meaning to do for a few weeks now.
I had fun making these three - sometimes its great to just play around with designs and see what happens. Even though the deadlines are killing me this week, it was an excellent way to spend a day. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Birmingham Quilt Festival

Some happy news today - I have it from a fairly reliable source that this quilt, which I quilted for Gay earlier this year, has won third place in the two person category at Birmingham!! Very exciting!! It was a gorgeous quilt, and a joy to work on.

Another quilt that Gay & I collaborated on won best Longarm quilt at the same show last year, so I guess you could say we have something of a succesful partnership. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I'm on a roll

this weekend, and have gotten heaps done. Jobs that have been hanging around, waiting their turn, with deadlines looming closer & closer.

The picture is of a new class quilt, one intended particularly for a retreat next year but it will also be worked into my general teaching schedule wherever it fits. It is a quick positive/negative applique exercise, where the wallhanging will be well on the way to being completed on the day of the class. I just need to come up with a name for it - any suggestions??

I've also made good progress on another class sample, which I hope to get finished shortly. I do like it when my energy levels are such that I can jump from one job to the next, all the while turning over ideas for the next thing. Wish it was like this all the time!! Posted by Picasa