Monday, March 30, 2009

April 4th 2009

I attended the Gold Coast Craftfest on Saturday 28th March and am pleased to report it was another great show. There was a wonderful display of quilts by Gold Coast Quilters Guild and some other groups as well. The pictured quilt is one I had on show and is a design by Lisa Walton. I started this quilt is a wonderful fun workshop with Lisa in August 2008. The title is 'Fabrications in Pink' and it gleaned a lot of interest and favourable comment.

The Challenge quilts were fantastic and have made me want to stretch my efforts in this type of work. I thoroughly enjoyed all the 'Royal Flying Doctor' quilts and the trading area did not disappoint.

I managed to lighten my wallet considerably. I bought the X Block ruler and can't wait to try it out. It seems you can make a wide variety of designs from some simple stripping. I will add pics when I have succeded in making something.

The pic on the left is of my entry in the 'Fantasy Challenge' at the show named Fantasy Galaxie. i enjoyed trying out some of my free motion quilting on this quilt and am very pleased with the result.

Also added to the stash with some lovely Orientals
and Batiks.

I also want to introduce you to my newest Great Grand daughter Liliana Violettewho was born on 23rd March in SanFrancisco. I am pleased to report that I will be going to meet her in July with an airline ticket purchased by her Grand Father who is my son. Aren't I the lucky one, I will be looking for any quilt shops in the area while I am there

Thursday, March 5, 2009

These past few weeks have seen me working with a wonderful dedicated group of Senior Citizens and my home group ladies making 'quilt as you go blocks' to be used in quilts for the survivors of the devastating bushfires
in Victoria.

The pictures show these ladies very busy at their sewing machines and some of the blocks we
have made.
The Stained glass quilt you can see on the wall was made by this Senior Citizens group in 2008 of which we are all suitably proud. I did the quilting and this quilt will remain on show in the centre for all time.