Sunday, September 29, 2013

Needleturn Heart

I have to show you this! Recently I conducted a needleturn workshop.
Maria sent me this photo of the design that was taught, but she has made it up using Brasilian embroidery.
It's stunning!
It is so good to see how some ladies can look at a design and think "I can do that but I think I will ......", and change it in some way.
It's quite inspiring really!
P.S. Photos of a new design soon!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Warragul Quilt Exhibition

Judy and her hard-working band of helpers from the Lionesses of Warragul put on a wonderful quilt exhibition over the weekend!
We saw many familiar faces, including the three "cheekies": Lo, Fiona and Kaye.
Ernie and Mr. Bean found themselves on display after playing up.
I'd had enough of their mischievous behaviour and they soon found themselves "hanging around".
I found not one, but two Bug Bears in the show! Both were made by Helen Cochrane, for her boys who have now outgrown the quilts!

More quilts from the display.........
The parrots won Viewers' Choice........

Here's Bruce. He's a Highland Cow. It was designed and made by Jennifer Bonham and apparently the pattern will eventually be available from Craft Quarters in Koo Wee Rup.
I've already put in an order for one!
Jennifer from Embellish a Little was there with all her gorgeous buttons. 
Go to her website for a delicious browse! 
Here she is with Lynn, who gave her a helping hand on the weekend.
Just a small selection of her wooden buttons.
And here's Amber - another quilt by Jennifer Bonham that will, one day, be a pattern!
It will be available from Estelle at Craft Quarters.
We love doing the smaller shows like this one - everyone is so friendly and willing to stop for a chat.
A huge thanks to Judy and her helpers - they did a wonderful job and nothing was too much trouble!
P.S. Hurry up and get that pattern out Jennifer!!!!!