Thursday, August 29, 2013


These cheery people, Sandi and Joy, came to the Patch to run a class for us last weekend.

We learnt to make Sandi's version of "Microscope View".

This involved all sorts of tricky sewing but Sandi encouraged us through it all and Joy cheered us along. First we had to select our fabrics and enlarge the pattern on a printer. Then we positioned the "crosshairs" and "lens". This was quite tricky, involving careful cutting and stitching by us all.
Finally we all had our structure done and the fun could begin. Applique, beading, embroidery, so many ways to create our microscoped view. I don't think anyone finished that day, there was too much talking, laughing and eating but we took home our brand new UFOs to finish off soon.

Thanks for the delicious soup for lunch Beatrice and for organising such a great workshop. Thankyou also to Sandi and Joy for the lesson and laughter and to all the students who made such great little quilts..........or they will be quilts soon!

Monday, August 26, 2013

This month's stars

What a great meeting we had at The Patch this week, lots to discuss about the Public Hanging and plenty of show and tell.
Sadie has finished her quilt "Nanna's Farm". Amazing work Sadie.
Loris had her Meshwork class samples to show us, Woohoo, lots of opportunities to turn these into great projects.
Jan, our newbie, is producing fabulous work......we think she's well and truly bitten by the quilting bug.
Here's my latest finish, I am feeling a bit smug to have finished this.
Gloria's Meshwork Samples and a lovely Japanese Knot Bag.
But Maria had the biggest number of finishes with two sweet little pin cushions inside a bag, inside another bag, inside a bigger bag and a gorgeous fun machine mat.......does this girl never sleep? Great work Mary/Maria.
Might have to interview applicants for a better photographer here! Oops!

Bur our best show and tell this month was Teena, sporting her first haircut since her "chemo" and the news that she only has one more radiation treatment to go. Hooray!

Fabulous news Teena, you look beautiful, radiently healthy and an inspiration to us all.
We love you.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Public Hanging

Pop this in your diary, book accommodation, plan to be here, you wont be sorry.

This huge quilt show is held every third year............2013 is the one.
Don't miss it.
Please share the date and place on your blog and facebook page, amongst your friends, everywhere.