Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sherwood Stitchers Quilt Show

 Everything's hung and ready for the visitors.  We use an Anglican church, remove all the chairs and up go the stands & the quilts

 We're a group of patchworkers, sewers, crocheterers (is there such a word?) and knitters.  Our raffle quilts for this year are the 2 on the right of the photo.
 We raise funds for the Linus Project - this year over $3,000 will go to help buy wadding & backings etc.
And then the day was over and quilts were down.  The minister asked that we leave some up on the walls and the raffle quilts were left in front of the altar.  Thank you to everyone from Sherwood Stitchers who helped and those friends that visited.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery

 The beginning of the Margaret Olley Exhibition.
 Part of Margaret's home - a bundle of ribbons.
Her home was certainly not the tidiest, but we are checking it out again in order to gain inspiration for our group, Broadstrokes. The Gallery has some wonderful exhibitions - well worth a visit & the cafe serves lovely food too. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Moving house Queensland style

 This morning, the house had been jacked up & was resting.
 During the day, would you believe a backhoe was used to push the house back 2 meters.
There's now a 2 meter gap between the front steps & the verandah.

Monday, July 31, 2017

2Q Workshop

 Some of the 2Q members who listened & learned from Bryan Whitehead. 
 We used very old stencils and 'goop' to make a resist.
 Then lots of dipping in to Indigo dye.
Some of the stencil results.  Everyone had a great time - thank you Bryan for sharing your knowledge.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2 Days with Ro Brunh

 The last workshop was with Ro Brunh - what fun.
 This is my friend, Margaret's, piece - looks great.
My piece - smaller than others - lots more stitching to go and maybe some more ephemera.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Next Class - Quilt Encounter

 My second class was with Pam Holland - above area a couple of her pieces - such wonderful work.
This was the workshop I did - "The Woman" - have to finish it off & then I'll post a picture of my piece.  I loved the class & the free motion work - even though I was working on a loan machine.  Looking forward to finding an image so I can try the technique again.  Thank you, Pam 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Second day - checking out Glenelg & Adelaide

 Glenelg in the rain - we had coffee at the Grand Hotel - very grand, indeed.
 Then on to the South Australian Art Gallery - just wonderful.
 After my lesson with the Tentmakers - should I aim for this????????
 Inspiration - tiles in the Gallery.
More inspiraton -shop window.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

First Class - Quilt Encounter

 The Tentmakers of Cairo - talented men & such 'gentle'men.
 And this is how you do it - they are so fast.
 So - that's how much I got done - don't think I'll be hired on in the Tentmakers' Street.
There were so many glorious quilts - wonderful experience.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adelaide - Quilt Encounter

Loved the art on the side of our unit.

 These are all 4 bedroom units at Immanuel College, Adelaide.
Visited South Australia's 'Festival of Quilts" - great display & despite the cold & rain, we had a great day.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

So cute

Photos taken in June - their mother's excellent work - so gorgeous.

Friday, June 30, 2017

'Hooray for Ruby'

Made for friends' grand-daughter - adapting a pattern from a Quiltmania (Children's Special) magazine.  Lovely appliques in the mag - I'm making another of the patterns.
This is one of the patterns for the next quilt - for the next grand-daughter of same friends. All from my stash - still no discernible dent in the piles!!!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

More quilts

These quilts and the one below have gone to new owners - hopefully the little ones will enjoy them.  The scrap bin is no smaller!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

My Wonky Log Cabins

 Using my strips and hoping that the amount I have will get lower - not happening!!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wartime Quilt Exhibition

 Wonderful exhibition of quilts - an exhibition curated by Dr. Annette Gero - Ipswich Art Gallery for a couple more weeks.  Stunning pieces.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Postcard Swap

 Still managing to keep my head above water with the Postcard Swap.  The top one's theme was Moss and the bottom one was melding.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Close-ups of quilting on new baby's quilt.  No new baby as yet - it's taking its time.