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posted by on Houston Quilt market and festival

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Trying hard to come down to earth after Houston Quilt market and festival.  I’ve had about 10 days of it and I’m still a tad sad its come to an end.  I’ve had an absolute blast – making “important” connections for my quilting design career, catching up with old friends and making many new friends. […]

posted by on Christiansburg, Montgomery Museum


Saturday I went to Christiansburg to the Montgomery Museum.  This collection was all about “A Pieced History: Quilts of Montgomery County. Twenty locally made historical quilts”. And here are the quilts: I leave for Houston on Wednesday – early morning flight which means I have to be up at 4am – yuk!!  I arrive in Houston […]

posted by on Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Antique quilts, Williamsburg


Jen sent me an email detailing a few quilt museums and their exhibits open this year.  There were 3 in Virginia.  I visited the one in Harrisonburg last weekend and which I blogged previously. So this weekend the sun was out, the weather was beautiful and I was free so it was time to rent […]

Day 2 shop hop


posted by on US Sabbatical, USA shop hop


Saturday was another rainy day but that wasn’t going to stop me.  I’m now actually enjoying driving. My first stop today was Kelly Ann’s in Warrenton.  This wasn’t part of the shop hop.  I follow the shop in Instagram and liked their blog.  It seemed to be on my way – somewhat!  And I’m glad […]

My first US post


posted by on US Sabbatical


I know….I know….I promised to blog every week while I’m here on my 3 month “sabbatical”!  But you know how things go…..whereas I thought I would have lots of spare time – well… things just don’t work out that way. I’m still doing my day job – I have to – there are so many […]

posted by on Hexagons, Kaleidoscope quilt, Postage Stamp quilt


Yes…. my bags are packed and ready.  I leave on Wednesday 17th for Charlottesville – can’t wait.  I’m hoping to have lots of time  to blog.  I will continue working at my day job and hope to travel over the weekends.  I will also be in Houston – so if any of you are there […]

posted by on Flowering Snowball, Hand Quilting with perle cotton


This is a photo-heavy post – lots of photos of my newest quilt.  Well….I’m taking a break from designing.   I had to complete a LOT of quilts for a new project and my brain hurts… I’ve decided the only way to relax my brain was to do some machine piecing.  And you know what?  I’m […]

posted by on Treehouse Textiles


I drove all the way to Mornington today to attend Treehouse Textiles open day – and I’m so glad I did – wouldn’t have missed it!!  2 friends were supposed to come with me but they both were unable to but that didn’t stop me from going. The shop is just gorgeous – as is […]

posted by on Quilt Retreat, Zelda


I’ve just been back from my annual retreat with my quilting buds.  Its ALWAYS fun to catch up with friends and of course there’s nothing better than spending a whole weekend sitting, sewing, eating, talking, laughing, eating some more, sorting out quilting problems, each others problems and world problems…….   Our sewing room For the […]

Launch Day


posted by on Liberty Hexagon bag, Melon Lime and Bitters, Miz Kelly, Uncategorized, Zelda


Two new quilt patterns were launched on Saturday 7 June 2014 at Patch n Quilt in Gisborne. Mary Kelly went all out and set out a gorgeous display of my two new quilts as well as some of my other quilts – so it was a sort-of Irene mini exhibition. That and  the yummy nibbles and […]

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