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Homespun Magazine

Aug
2012
10

posted by on Homespun, Patterns, Stonehouse Baskets

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Have you seen the latest issue of Homespun?  My quilt Stonehouse Baskets is a project in this issue – No. 111 Vol 13 No. 8. Catherine Sanchez got in touch with me last year and asked if I’d do a project for the magazine.  Of course I said yes as I’ve always enjoyed reading Homespun.  […]

posted by on Clamshells, Floral Beauty

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I spent another happy day with Andrea and a group of her friends, teaching them the easy way of doing a clamshell quilt.  We had 9 ladies all fired up to start.  It was fun to see the different fabrics chosen – including reproductions, scrappy, pinks/browns, red/cream, greens (in tiny clamshells)  and “gelato colours”. We […]

posted by on Blooming Springtime, Clamshells, Classes @ Patch n Quilt

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Taught a class of lovely ladies at Patch n Quilt today – 4 women doing clamshells and 3 doing needleturn appliqué using my Blooming Springtime patterns.  I don’t really have a pattern for clamshells – I just show them how I did my own quilt with lots of input from my favourite quilting guild, Essendon […]

I love teaching!

Jul
2012
20

posted by on Classes @ Jukejema, Classes@ Carolyn's Quilting room, Mosaics

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I had some fun – and exciting – email a couple of days ago with the lovely Kim Goatcher from Jukejema.  We had been talking about me teaching there but as I live inMelbourne and her shop is in Nowra I didn’t know when that would be possible. Today, I was going through my teaching […]

TULIPA

Jul
2012
15

posted by on Chat, Patterns, Tulipa

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The start of a new quilt is always exciting for me.  I draft the pattern, then redraft it, then re-work it, then re-design it …….. you get the picture!  When I’m finally happy with the rough draft, I then spend time drawing each shape to how I see it in my mind’s eye.  This is […]

posted by on Botanika, Classes @ Millrose

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Had my second Botanika class at Millrose Cottage. This is a 9 block quilt with sashing and viney border.  I had made this quilt quite a few years ago based on  postcards with leaf drawings.   When I completed the quilt I was told that the time wasn’t right for “leaves”.  So the quilt sat in […]

posted by on Mosaics. Craft Retreat

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  Don’t you just love quilting retreats?  The preparation that went on before is such that one would think I was spending a week there!  But you never know…… I may get tired of one project and want to do something else.  When I got to the retreat I found that most of my quilting […]

posted by on Chat, Patterns

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Long time no post!! Its now been 8 weeks since Margaret and I got back from the US and I think I’ve only just stopping “running”!!  So much to catch up on. I finally finished Auntie Green’s Garden, the pattern of which went on sale at the Craft Show in Sydney.  It is now available […]

Natchez and beyond

May
2012
06

posted by on USA 2012

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Jenn’s doing this quick post for me.  So this will be just a few photo’s and there will be lots more photos to come. at the Natchez Eola Hotel. I’m definitely heading back to Natchez, love it!  We drove through Tennessee a couple of weeks ago – from San Antonio – took the Natchez trace […]

Learning Curve

Apr
2012
17

posted by on USA 2012

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Well….. I’ve finally been dragged into the blog world.  Jennifer is here via Skype and is cracking the whip!! So I’d better pay attention. But I’m thrilled to be starting something new! The reason for the haste tonight is that I leave for the US tomorrow with Margaret Mew.  The day has finally arrived – […]

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