Sunday, 13 August 2017

Catching Up



Catching up on the quilting pile....bit behind. 'Hollyhock' from Lorien Quilting.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

This n That...

Finished a custom and made good progress on another...



Taught a  'Blocks and Borders' quilting class at Thorpes in Newcastle......the girls made good progress.


Had a really enjoyable morning at 'Set on Sewing' in Toukley where Anne finished a quilt.......


We are planning a foundation piecing workshop to be held at 'Set on Sewing' ph 43972373 and speak to Ange to put your name down if you are interested. We will be working on the blocks below.
Jan


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Missing in Action

Along time between post. Have just been so busy. A huge highlight has been being one of the judges for the Sydney Quilt Show. A wonderful experience.....and spending a few days at the show with Mum and Miss Beth.



Here I am in front of my quilt,hung in the area reserved for the judges quilts. A project a long time in the making. It gave me a reason to finish it.
Trying to get back to a normal routine now that school hols are over. Way behind!!!
Jan

Monday, 12 June 2017

Finish the week on a high

Another busy week has flown by. Need to get ready now for the Sydney Quilt Show....a few days in Sydney needed for that. 

This week ended on a high note literally. Wallarah Community Band competed in the East Coast Championships Battle of the Bands this long weekend in Newcastle and we won C/D grade....woo hoo!!!




Another finish for the week. Love the bright colours..... 
Quilting today. 
Jan


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Back from Tassie....

Back from National Band Championships in Tasmania over the school holidays. Wallarah Community Band competed in 'C' grade and we came 2nd!!!!

This week was a short work week with Anzac Day on Tuesday. The band played at the dawn service and the 10.30 service. Wonderful to participate in with the band.Very special.



Finished a custom...


Yesterday we had our once a term 'Quilt in a Day'. Therese chose the pattern this time. Enjoyed the day. Tumbling blocks....our venue is 'Set on Sewing and Craft' in Toukley. Lovely shop and owner Angela.








 Back to normal this week.
Jan





Sunday, 9 April 2017

Wallarah Community Band



Last night Wallarah Community Band played at the beautiful Anglican Church in Mann St Gosford. A stunning venue. Central Coast Brass played their 'Nationals' pieces as did Wallarah Community Band. A  great night....fabulous music.Next week we will be in Tasmania competing in the 'C' grade at nationals. Wish us luck!!!!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Saturday Sewing

We had a lovely Saturday morning of sewing at Ange's new shop 'Set on Sewing and Craft' in Toukley. We have a beginner patchworker who is doing well with a pieced star block.


You are free to bring your own project either patchwork or quilting. Ring Ange if you are interested in attending. 2nd and 4th Sat. of the month. 43972373 We have another 'Quilt in a day' planned for the 29th April, and are in discussions about a quilting workshop.

Some Edge to edges finished....


'Escargot' a Lorien Quilting pattern


'Flutterbyes' by Anne Bright


'Joes Modern Circle' from the Quilters Quilter.

Jan

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Custom Finished

Finished a custom quilt.....




and a couple of E-2-E's..... the one below has bubble meander on it and I love how it turned out...


Day off today....
Jan

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Passionvine & Popcorn...




 'Passionvine'


'Popcorn'


Band practice ALL day today as we prepare to go to Tassie at Easter this year to play at Nationals.
Jan

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Up Next...

Working on this beauty at the moment and made a good start this week.....few more days to go.


Jan
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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Work Groove


Settling back into the groove of working from home. Finished a small custom this week along with a couple of E-2-E's. Now is a good time to get an edge -to - edge done....fairly quick turn around.

The Saturday Sewing group has had two lovely Saturday's (2nd and fourth Sat. of month) at 'Set on Sewing and Craft' in Toukley. A great venue ....thanks Ange....and great that we can keep the group together and possibly add new members.
ph. 43972373


I will still be stocking wide backing fabric and wadding. Some lovely new backings came in this week. I will add a page to this blogspot shortly to show the backings that I have and prices.


It has been incredibly hot here.....a really hot summer. Can't wait for autumn. 
Housework followed by clarinet lesson today....stay cool
Jan


Sunday, 5 February 2017

Red Shed Move

The move back to the original red shed is complete and I am back at work doing what I love....quilting.


Getting used the the smaller space....can't gain any weight...but all is good. The Edge-to edge pile is growing and the custom quilting pile is shrinking.
Bob dog and Ruby have  reclaimed their role as staff members....really good door bells!
Happy Sunday
Jan

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I am taking a break at the end of this week and will be using the time to relocate Red Shed Quilting back to the shed at the end of my driveway. Everything will remain the same.....location just changes.
Keep an eye on this page for news and events.
All the best everyone. Enjoy time with family and friends.
Jan


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Formals 2



Miss Beth on her way to her year 10 formal.....she looked gorgeous.


Second last Saturday Sewing at Red Shed Quilting yesterday. We had a lovely morning and we all got lots done....even me!!! My drunkards path progress. Really loving the stripe.



Enjoying working on this small custom quilt. Hopefully only a couple of days to go till its finished!
Christmas carols tonight....the Wallarah Community Band are playing...me too if I get brave enough.
Jan


Sunday, 20 November 2016

Formals...

Number one Son has finished his HSC exams and the formal is now done and dusted...


Mr J is front right.........
Next week Miss Beth has her year 10 formal....and then we are done for all the major expenses till Christmas....thank goodness!!!!
Still getting through the quilts...counting down now to take a break over January.
Jan

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Wendy Williams Workshop

The week ended for me at 'Patched and Pieced' where the lovely Leesa had organised for Wendy Williams to hold a workshop. Wonderful teacher....found myself enjoying hand sewing .....
Its was all about colour, shape, texture and stitch. Lovely morning tea and lunch....





Now back to reality...
Jan

Sunday, 30 October 2016

A week of edge to edge ...


A week of edge to edge quilting........








Wishing I was sleeping Sam today.....