Sunday 27 November 2011

Small Custom

Small Custom

This small custom was completed this week. I really love how the circular quilting design sits within the square block.
Some all over feathers looked good on this quilt also.

Happy Quilting

Sunday 20 November 2011

Quilting Workshop-Walk All Over You

Quilting Workshop-Walk All Over You  On the third Saturday of each month I attend the Novocastrian Quilters meeting in NewLambton.
A free workshop is available to members at each meeting. Last month Jann Sturdy ran a workshop on free-motion quilting, and yesterday I followed that up with a workshop that explored quilting with your walking foot...looking at a variety of designs that are suitable to use and a few different methods to transfer your designs onto your quilt.
I enjoyed organising and teaching the class. It was a good day.

Saturday 12 November 2011


This week the Quilters Guild of NSW held a Quilt Valuation day here on the Central Coast, which I took advantage of, getting two of my own personal quilts valued.
This blue and cream quilt is a combination of freehand background fills and stitch in the ditch with some Statler feathers and motifs.

I also put in my first whole cloth for valuation which was done entirely freehand. I learn't a lot with this quilt and will hopefully do another one soon as I found it a huge challenge which I LOVE.

It won third place in "Traditional/Professional" at Darling Harbour Quilt Show this year....!!!
I have no real idea of the value of my it was a real eye opener to have them appraised by the Guild. I realised that I have been undervalueing my work by a LONG way.
What I thought their value would be was about one third of what the Guild valued them at.
My 'better half" often accuses me of not taking myself seriously enough and of not realising the true value of the work that I do.
I think many of us "artisans' would be in the same boat. Many of us feel uncomfortable putting an appropriate monetary value on things....we are not sure we are worth it. Do any of you feel the same way???