Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Best Day

Yesterday was the best day I've had in a LONG time.
The "junior quilters" had another lesson at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven  43932200.  The girls are doing really well. Charlotte is now quilting beautifully...
Lara is really developing as a quilter and is keen to try EVERYTHING!!!! She ended up using some of Kim Bradley's templates to mark out her border quilt design........her borders now have scallops on them....looks gorgeous.

Beth made a bag.....and learnt how to read a pattern, cut out and follow instructions....
We only had three girls it was really lovely....everyone got some quality time.
The Central Coast Modern Quilt Guild holds its monthly meetings at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven, on the same day as the juniors...or is it the other way around? Anyway..a great way for the juniors to  be involved with older sewers as well.
The guilds President Leanne

 organised for a tutor to come to the shop and hold a workshop and yesterday Kim Bradley ran a workshop using a huge range of quilting templates that she has created to expand your quilting possibilities with your walking foot (morning) and freemotion techniques in the afternoon. It was an amazing workshop...Kim is a wonderfully creative person, and a great teacher as well.
The "Juniors" thought she was incredible and took every opportunity to duck aroung the corner to see what she was doing with the the point that Lara ended up using one of Kim's templates on the quilt she was working on.

Kim actually spent some time with the "Juniors" and really encouraged them...even giving them some notes at the end..the girls were thrilled to say the least.

Beth and Lara watching Kim teach.
Kim teaching.
The "Juniors" decided that they wanted their next lesson to be a "quilting" lesson using some of Kim Bradley's that is what we will do.
The best day!
Have a great week

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Junior Quilters

The Junior Quilters will meet again at "All About Sewing" Charmhaven this coming Sat. 24th March from 9am to 12pm.
Some of the girls will be finishing their quilts and the others will be working on a cute shoulder bag. They will be learning how to read basic pattern instructions and how to cut a pattern out. We should get the bag completed on the day. Paige will be working on a skirt.
I was excited to realise after talking tp the NSW Quilters Guild President Maree that our group of juniors can join the Guild for only $44.00 and that would allow anyone in the group to enter a quilt in the junior section of the Darling Harbour Quilt Show........will have to wait till next year though as we have missed the deadline this year!!!
A long awaited custom finished this week...
Have a great week

Sunday, 4 March 2012


I managed to finish two med. sized customs this week, plus a couple of I am looking forward to having today off.
A brief glimpse of the first one as it is going into a magazine. The embroidery designs and quilt were created by Julie Hall of Julie Hall Designs.

I love the gorgeous deep red she has used.
The second quilt belongs to Mary who requested that it be quilted simply.
So it was!!
I am looking forward to working at the Rosehill  Craft and Sewing Show at the end of the week. I will be helping out on the "Margarets Fabric" stand . Call in and say hello if you venture down for the day....stand "A01"
Have a great week