Friday, 22 March 2013

Happy Easter Holidays

There is a touch of chill in the air for us in the Southern Hemisphere I guess that means Autumn is on its way.
With Easter being early this year the holiday is still warm and sunny and a great time to be out gathering for the winter. I do think of Quilters as hunters and gatherers don't you?.We make purchases often for a later time and a future project and for a "just in case we need it."and a" just because we like it". I was over in Dargaville this week teaching a Squedge class at Country Dawn in Gladstone Road and could not help myself with doing some gathering of my own. Sue has the most amazing collections of fabrics I have seen for years. I spent all my teaching fee on fabric. A win win situation for us both. Now will stroke it and find a space to put it.

Ainsley at the Gem Class
As promised in my newsletter(if you did not receive it click here and it will take you straight through) here are a few pictures from the classes I have taught recently. I do hope they give you some inspiration.

Dunedin
X Block Class




Squedge class at One Tree Point

Crafters Heaven in Greytown


 Coast Quilters at Whangaparaoa


Kerry  at Warkworth
Warkworth Quilters Mariners Compass


Warkworth Double Wedding Runner








I have done a little bit of patchwork my self over the last couple of weeks.I 've made a kaleidoscope quilt for my Aunts 80th, 
some cushions for my friend  Barbara who also had the same special birthday using the Squedge tools. Just love working with stripes ,and have created a special category on my web site for my Bali stripes,  until the end of April there is  a special price listed. 
Butterfly Reborn

Best of all I have been making the Butterfly quilt featured in Cheryl's Quilts without Corners Platinum edition. I have used a Hologram thread to create glitz. This quilt will be on display at AQC in Melbourne (Australian Quilt Conference)on my stand 40. I was able to obtain the same stripe Cheryl used and it is now available on my website.