Friday, 15 January 2021
Friday, 27 November 2020
Hi and thanks for popping by.
It is nearly December, and wow what a year for us all. In our home we call some days a roller coaster day. The ups and the downs..... So very grateful.
I sincerely wish you the very best for the festive season and for the remainder of this challenging year.
This down time from teaching has given me the opportunity to write several new books which I have wanted to do for a long, long time.
This is the book I would like to talk about today.
The Theory of Walking Foot Quilting
There will be a new 2 day class associated with the book and quilt, more details soon.
My Glamorous clams Special edition book and templates for international sales is now available on my web site. Below is the direct link.
Australian and New Zealand sales are only through participating BERNINA dealers.
This pandemic has paved the way for new opportunities for many people . One that I have had the privilege of participating in with is Global Quilt Connection. The link is below.
This is a collective of quilt tutors who have online classes available. Either on demand as mine are or zoom classes. We had a zoom presentation of a 3 minute video explains our work and classes then a quick chat.
There was myself and Lisa Walton from Australia and others from The USA or the UK.
Check it out some amazing classes on offer.
This is what I miss the inspiration we give each other. So bring on 2021 classes, new and fun times.
My once a month classes are at
My Sewing Supplies @ Sylvania x3classes
Berry Quilt and Co @ Berry x1class
Sew Can I @Werrington x1 class
Thorpe and Co @ Boolaroo every 3 months
Please contact the stores for more information.
There are classes booked for Victoria, Southern Highlands, New Zealand , Queensland and with fingers crossed Houston and the US more with info on them all soon.
Take care, keep well, keep quilting.
X Deb and Miss Molly
Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
It is the 14 th April Tuesday early morning, the time of day I like to either rise early and go for a lovely long walk or do some work with on the machine or in the office before the day really starts.
All of my family are essential workers so they are busy working and I am grateful they are all well.
We have just had Easter, very different for all of us this year. It was John and myself only here and we had a nice time. We made the most of it. Desperately missed our family but they are safe and with their partners keeping safe. John will be sad to see the end of Hot Cross buns. He is one of those that rejoices straight after Christmas when the Hot cross buns come out in the shops !!! He loves them....
I have spend way too much time reading the news, watching the news , updates, facebook so much Facebook and jig saw puzzles which I give up on way too quickly !!!!!! now its time to do...
I cant change whats happening in my world, all work postponed but I can change my making use of this time.
Yes its hard to stay focus, and I drift off some days , have a tear , binge a movie ( I highly recommend
Unorthodox wonderful human story of a young woman who changes her world and Parasite if you like a thriller, both on Stan ) but then have a talking to myself and get on with it.
I need to do this as well , keep in touch. I message some of my friends often just a quick Are you okay today ? Days sometimes for some of us can be lonely when were not used to being home so much and to know that others are thinking of us means a huge amount.
I read somewhere, probably facebook, that well nows the time .... if you have said when I have the time I would like to do....... yep well, now is the time.
I am busy stitching projects and writing a new book and this is happening but more about that when I am able to.
My one day is I would like is ......to paint fabric again......
I use to work in the textile printing industry a hundred years ago... so I knew what I needed.
I bought some fabric printing inks a few weeks ago on line , ( Permaset ) I have prepared for dyeing fabric and this weekend made a go of paining my own fabric. I use to do this a long time ago and that old when I have time saying.... well, no time like the Easter long weekend to made a start.
Here what happened...
John set up foldable plastic tables with black plastic over the top , a table with a sink in it in the garden and off I went. Plastic bowls , spoons for mixing inks. They are all water based and enviro friendly.
Well not as easy as I thought or remembered, tried a few flowers, not happy with the results there so I went for a more contemporary look. ha ha easy way out....
DAY ONE circles, Abstract fun circle in circles.
First round I used bright colours. The inks blend easily creating more colours , it felt wonderful just to PLAY. I was not concerned with what went with what , just had fun.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Every new day we don't know what to expect next at the moment, what the day's news and events will bring .
This virus is an invisible monster. But it will not win.
We will be okay.
I am deeply saddened by the circumstances that so many people are now in. Loss of jobs, illness, loss of businesses. I truly wish you all the very best......
Im up in my small sewing studio looking out at the beautiful river and surrounds and I try to stay calm. Lots of work to do for me, head down and stitch... stitching helps me so much...
I have 20 % off all books (except Glamorous Clams BERNINA Special Edition which is through participating BERNINA dealers and Quilting Between the Lines ) on my web site if you have the time to work on a new project or would like to take an on line class with me.
I have been asked many times which dealers in the United States have the Glamorous Clams BERNINA Special Edition book. Not all dealers just participating dealers and the list is below.
The start of the years classes with show and tell has some wonderful work made over the break. One of these is Julies Glam Clam framed piece. Very stunning and a huge commitment . A life time piece to be proud of.
Due to the virus for safety of students , groups, shops and myself all of my classes are on hold. Sad but it will be okay......
If you have questions want to see a technique etc on my Deborah Louie Tutor Facebook page please email me or leave a message here.....
Stay well , stay safe and see you soon in class...
Sunday, 2 February 2020
2020 a new year and Im so very grateful.....Happy New Year , yes a bit late as today is the 2nd February, but what can I say...... It has been holiday time here in Australia for me.
The photo below was taken late afternoon New Years Eve on the beach and a huge summer storm was coming our way. John, Pip (our granddoggy) and myself and not many others out for a long beach walk.
Holiday time for me is staying at home swimming and sewing. My favourite spot that Clammy seems to also enjoy..
I have managed to have a lovely rest time with family and friends and get some new work done. Had a few days away in Canberra , went to the tennis, lots of walks , movies , seeing friends and family, just general chill out time. Some really hot days and Pip shows how we all feel at times .
Ready now for the wonderful classes and the new adventures I have for 2020. It all start in Albury at State Wide Sewing Centre 6-9 February.
There are some exciting opportunities ahead for me that I will share when the time is right. I am so very grateful.
Latest ...I have a new range of skill building machine decorative stitch cushions. Love the look of hand stitched work but don't have the time ? Or like me perhaps, don't have the hand stitching skills. Well, we can get wonderful results on the sewing machine.
Stitched Mandala - The Collection
|Stitched Mandala -The collection by Deborah Louie|