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Launch Day

Jun
2014
08

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

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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 […]

posted by on Blackwork Embroidery

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Veronica came into Patch n Quilt when i was teaching there on Saturday to show Mary her blackwork embroidery.  So glad that Mary brought it into the classroom to show us.  The photos that I took did not do it justice. It is her own design that she has been working on for two years. […]

New Pattern Release

May
2014
24

posted by on Melon Lime and Bitters, Miz Kelly, New Patterns

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I’ve just completed two new patterns: Melon, Lime and Bitters – This quilt is a really simple quilt with just one template – in two sizes.  But it looks oh….so…..sweet! Miz Kelly – Named after the famed “Mary Kelly”!  Another vase and flowers quilt – because I love them so much.  I chose a different […]

posted by on Clamshells, Patchwork Passion, Phillip Island

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My next quilt class was at Treehouse Textiles.  Now that is one beautiful shop.  I was a bit nervous driving there as my GPS kept on crashing so I was thankful that I’d left so early.  Once I got there though I was enchanted – it is set in a beautiful location with beautiful surroundings.  […]

posted by on Message in a bottle, SA Quilters

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Well…… we all have these lapses don’t we?  Where we are so sure that we will make regular blog posts and then life gets in the way.  I had a great excuse there for a while – my website was down for a couple of weeks. Anyway its been fixed but there are still a […]

posted by on Classes @ Treehouse Textiles

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I’m very excited to be running a workshop at Treehouse Textiles on Saturday 3 May.  We will be focusing on one block from MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – a block that I had so much fun making. Message in a Bottle Here is a description from their website: “Irene is a Quilt Designer and passionate […]

posted by on AQC Melbourne 2014, Greenacres, Timeless

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I will be helping Lenora of Elm Grove at AQC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – I hope my legs hold out!!  We are launching two of my new quilts – Greenacres and Timeless. so come visit and say hi – Stall No. 45

posted by on Bribbaree, Confetti, Eva Grace, Workshops

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Warning: This is a photo-filled post so grab a cuppa!! Last weekend I had the great pleasure of teaching in the tiny country town of Bribbaree in New South Wales.  You may remember that I went there earlier this year and while i was there I heard Anne West mention a quilt exhibition of Life […]

Tins………..

Oct
2013
24

posted by on Tins

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I LOVE tins – all sorts of tins……… small ones………large ones……..square….round……. but the tins that score the most points for me are the HINGED tins. I wait for the sales after Christmas where you can snag the BEST biscuits tins.  Of course the biscuits are usually stale but who cares – I’m not buying them […]

posted by on Greenacres, Melon Lime and Bitters, Patckwork on Parker

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As usually I’ve been busy busy busy – both with meditation and quilting.  I spent the weekend of 12-13 October facilitating a meditation weekend at Clandulla.  Where’s that you say?  Well, I wish I’d asked more questions on where it actually was to prepare myself for the travel.  I thought it was in the Blue […]

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