Friday, 29 July 2011

Liberated Quilting for Tuesday Quilters

On Tuesday I visited Hazel's quilting group to give a talk on Liberated Quilting. I showed examples of some of the liberated quilts I have made and some of the quilts I have collected from the states. You can see photos from the talk on the Tuesday Quilters Blog.

The group made me very welcome and I really enjoyed meeting them. I am very pleased to have been invited back to teach a workshop in October

The photos show an Amish liberated string star which I saw on my recent trip to the USA. It is currently on display in the museum in Kalona Illinois.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Gaudy Quilt Progress at Quiltworks

Last Thursday me and 5 of my quilting buddies made a return trip to Quiltworks, near Penrith for another Quilt Retreat. It was 3 days of paradise, sewing from morning till evening with delicious meals our only interuption!
This year we decided that as well as working on our own projects we would help Lynne with her sampler quilt - known as 'Gaudy Quilt' due to its bright colour scheme.
The first photo is one from last year so I am using it as a starting point although I suspect she had a few more blocks done.

We were really pleased with our progress as this is the result at the end of the retreat. Only the celtic knot block to finish.
It is going to be a lovely, bright quilt!

Here we are in the Quiltworks studio - it is a lovely workspace.

If you are looking for a venue for a Quilt Retreat - Quiltworks is excellent.
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