Tuesday, 28 August 2012

I see RED hexagons

I spent the weekend out at Jugiong at the quilt show, which was a lovely way to spend two days - inside nice and warm and talking to ladies about patchwork, drinking coffee and enjoying the homemade treats (I cannot eat at all this week to make up for it!)
This was a red hexagon quilt that I made for it, but didn't quite get finished in time. 

Remember that they where just a pile of blocks...

And don't you just love that red border fabric, a new fabric that I had only just bought (I might have to go back and get some more!!).

The theme was hearts and hexagons, so there where plenty of the little chaps hanging around,  this quilt top was gorgeous, made by Janelle Manwaring (who organised the weekend)

This was one of mine made from leftover florals and scraps from about 4 other quilts.

This was my spot in the corner all set up and ready for the rush

This was an entry made by Lyn - very cute little houses!

Being a but of a purple freak, couldn't resist this one, a fat and skinny log cabin

The next two are from the Wednesday class at Patchwork on Parker (formerly Cootamundra Sewing Centre) - Lyn's ABC quilt for a very special little girl

And Ronnies work in progress doing the Dorothy quilt, using up checks and plaids.

If you are ever going through Cootamundra, make a stop at this great shop (next to Woolworths) there is always new stock arriving, and a fantastic range of reproduction fabrics as well as many other styles, wool and haberdashery.  It seems that I can never walk out the door empty handed and you won't either. I run classes every Wednesday and all my designs are available there. So call in and say hello, we would love to meet you.

The sun is now trying to shine out from under the clouds, might go and do a spot of gardening (to wear off all the cake I ate on the weekend!)

See you next time,

Janelle xox

Friday, 24 August 2012

Quilt shows

Something to see on your travels.....

This weekend at the Jugiong Memorial Hall will be a wonderful exhibition of quilts and crafts, as well as a pincushion competition and redwork challenge, under the theme of Hearts and hexagons.
You will be able to purchase a delicous homemade light lunch and proceeds go towards the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.  This event is only held every two years so don't miss it - if you can make it over you won't be dissappointed.

Save the date - coming up in October - 13 and 14th the lovely ladies at Boree Creek will be holding a Quilt and Craft Exhibition in the memorial hall featuring locally made quilts and crafts.  More information phone Karen on 0269 271495.

Another save the date for November - The Community Chest organisation of Cootamundra will also be holding a quilt show in the town hall on the 10 and 11th November. This event is held to raise money for serious heart, lung and kidney medical equipment and support in the Cootamundra area, so consider supporting this worthwhile cause. More information phone Marion on 6942 2026, but I will have more on that as it gets closer. 

So, better keep those sewing machines going and churning out the quilts to  give great displays of local craft.  I will have a table at all three shows, so come and say hello I would love to see you.  I am sorry there are no photos this week, but promise to have plenty of show and tell next time.

Bye till then


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Canberra success

I was about to add a blog post last weekend to do some bragging, when the computer decided it did not want to turn on at all!!  So a couple of mad dashes to town to get it fixed and purchase a new monitor and I am back in action. 

So, here is the thing.  Below is a photo of a smiling me, standing next to my Blackgate Interchange quilt, which as you can see has blue ribbon pinned to it.  It got first prize in the category of commercially quilted at the Canberra Quilt Show, quilting done by Sarah Lennon  www.temoraquilter.com who always does a great job with any size or style of quilt. 

Ribbons to prove it was real and not just a prank call, I was so thrilled as there were so many beautiful quilts, I don't know how the judges decide a winner. 

To put another feather in the cap, the judges awarded a special prize for Retaining the Tradition.  I couldn't believe it - certainly made my week!

Just in case you didn't get a good look at it before, here is another view.  I have released a pattern for it, if you are interested just send me a comment or email at jillimar@bigpond.com and I can give you the details.

Now for a couple of class pics from the other week, I think Helen has been bitten by the hexagon bug, she made this lovely tablerunner from the 3/4" size - very nice.

This is Barb's gorgeous Golly quilt, a little time in the making but well worth it.

And Kaye's version of my Mulberries of Amaroo pattern in blues and purples, my photo does not do it justice, it turned out very well.   

I have more excitement coming up this weekend, as Chris Jurd is coming to town to do a class on the Lots of Dots quilt that she got first prize in Sydney with last year.  Hopefully I will have lots of show and tell next week for you, until then stay well and warm, Janelle.