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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Day Off

A day off today.....Newcastle Stitches and Craft show went well last weekend and I'm now looking forward to some normal weekends with just class on Sat. mornings.
Lots to catch up on around the house.
Sunday at the Craft show was a bit slow so got lots done on our next Quilt-in-a-day project....


Finished a custom.......lots of freehand...



My daughter plays in Wallarah Community Band....and they competed in the State Band Championships last weekend and WON!!!!!! First place in C grade....well done.
The band are performing at 'The Art House" in Wyong on Sunday the 11 Sept. 1pm. Call 0243351485 for tickets or www.thearthousewyong.com.au.


Jan

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Newcastle Stitches and Craft Show


Getting ready for Saturday at the Newcastle Stitches and Craft Show. Have had a great 2 days so far. Met lots of lovely people. I am on stand B23 with lots of specials on wadding and wide backing fabrics.


Come and say Hi....make the day go quicker...
Jan

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Catch Up


Late last month I taught a quilting class at Material Obsession......a wonderful shop and a great bunch of keen quilters.





A Rug Braiding workshop was held here at Red Shed Quilting with Barb Travis as Tutor.....loved it...


The lovely Barb....




My efforts.....another UFO....

Miss Beth and I travelled down to Sydney last weekend to see the Frida Khalo exhibition and the Archibald Prize.......a great day out where we also took our cameras and took lots of stills and some movie footage....we both want to learn to edit film....



And of course I have been quilting......
A large custom finished.....

Clarinet lesson today and housework....
Jan

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Sydney Quilt Show Judging Day


Yesterday the Sydney Quilt Show Judging Day took place. Many volunteer hands on deck to help  get through the huge volume of quilts.
A long day....left the coast at 6am and returned at 7.30pm.
Show starts at Glebe Island next Wed. through to Sun. with the awards ceremony at 1pm this year.
We were really well looked after on the day by Salley and Robin, lots of yummy morning tea and lunch.


Here's  Kay, me, and Chris at morning tea.


Dont forget to sell your raffle quilt tickets OR buy a raffle ticket. This years quilt is gorgeous....made by Kaye Brown. See you at the show?

Jan

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Still Quilting Away.



Still quilting away....but life here is really hectic with lots of things creeping in to suck up any free time I may have. Once the Sydney Quilt show is over I will be letting a few things go as its too much to juggle and stay sane at the moment. I just want to simplify it all and just QUILT!


'Rustling Leaves' from Lorien Quilting


'Escargot' from Lorien Quilting


'Gusty'  From Lorien Quilting


Lovely colours...quilted with 'Swirls' by Vickie Malaski
We are going out with friends tonight for the first time in ages.....a social life.....what is that?
Jan

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Kath's Quilt


A finish for the lovely Kath is all I managed this week. A custom that took a while .....all ready for the show so can only see the back.....

Clarinet and computer work today....
Jan

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Edge to Edge Week.




'Angel Wings' a much used favourite for kids quilts.


'Embellish' a Lorien quilting Pattern.


'Passion Vine' from Timeless Quilting Designs another favourite.



Happy Mothers Day to all the Mum's.
Jan


Sunday, 1 May 2016

New Widebacks






Lots of lovely new wide backing fabrics have arrived with more to come. I now have over 50 to choose from.....

Last weekend I taught a domestic machine quilting class at Material Obsession and thoroughly enjoyed it. It will be repeated in July so check out their website...
We were looking at ways to manage quilting our own quilts with Megan Manwaring's  Kaffe Sampler as the jump off point. We discussed safe and then more adventurous quilting options.....lots of fun.




Finished an enormous custom quilting job....a top secret wedding present....so can only show you the back....SOOO glad to be finished. Now to get caught up on the e-2-e's.



Played clarinet with the band at the dawn service......a couple of easy hymns.....that I couldn't muck up......just need to keep practising...


Jan


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Day Off!

First day off in ages today....needless to say part of today will be spent with the vacuum cleaner and catching up on the household tasks that have been ignored for the past fortnight.
 My quilting workshop for QuiltNSW went well last weekend. The ladies all managed to get a good portion of the quilting begun or practiced to be completed at home. We were working on my small wholecloth and it was great to see that everyone adapted the design in some way to make it their own.















Have a lovely Sunday
Jan

Monday, 4 April 2016

Material Obsession Quilting Class


There are still some places left in my 'Kaffe Quilt Shuffle' quilting class at Material Obsession


Kaffe Quilt Shuffle - Machine quilting
How to quilt your own quilt top and be happy with the results.
Using Material Obsession’s "Kaffe Sampler" as a reference, this class will explore a variety of different ways to approach quilting blocks.
During the workshop you will learn a different approach to machine quilting pieced and appliqued blocks. Each of the 13 blocks, sashings and triangular borders will have  several  different  quilting options from which to choose. Choose to be  "safe", or challenge yourself with more difficult quilting options.
The workshop will also cover quilt top preparation, including:
-wadding types, threads, needles etc
-the quilting sequence
-walking foot and free-motion quilting techniques.
All techniques covered will be easily transferable to other UFO quilt tops waiting in the wings to be quilted.
Suited for: Beginners to more experienced quilters wanting to practice their skills  
Requirements:  a detailed list will be provided on confirmation of booking.
Cost: $150 for two day




Start time
10:00 AM
Duration
10 Hours
Teacher
Jan Foster
All course dates
Saturday and Sunday 23/24 April  
Saturday and Sunday 23/24 July

Please contact Material Obsession if you are interested on  02 98196455

Sunday, 13 March 2016

A Finish.


Struggled with a bad cold all week but did manage to finish a custom for the lovely Rachael...


Clarinet lesson today....
Jan