Thursday, 3 August 2017

August already

  Hi everyone

August already can you believe how fast this year is going by......

I am very excited to be filming a new online class tomorrow in my sewing studio , it is......

My  favourite Bernina features by Deborah Louie 

all the wonderful features that I love to use to get my winning results shared with you. Suits all Bernina models.. I will  Facebook and Instagram as the day progresses.

Deborah louie tutor Facebook and Deb Louie Instagram is where you can find me.
Here is a pre film picture of the room very clean indeed... A rare sight....

I think my room looks really colourful and pretty. fingers crossed we have a great day. 

This class will be very reasonable in price , I really want to share my knowledge with you . Things I do , things I have worked out on the machine.
The class will be up and ready for purchase on my web site early September 2017.

In the mean time check out the other classes 

The walking foot and Theory class


The magical 6 free motion class

BOTH NOW $50.00 each  amazing value . so much information and learning.

Unlimited access, stop and start the class any time and as many times as you like. 

Some beautiful work has been stitched in my once a month classes lately.
Lots of Daisy paths runners and cushions.

It is always wonderful to see students flourish and quilt away happily after thinking a few months ago .. no I cant possibly do that... yes you can.....
These quilts  give me a lot of pride and satisfaction as a tutor... well done ladies...

I don't publish names for  privacy  purposes (mostly or have permission) but they are all wonderful students work
from My Sewing Supplies, The stitchers Cupboard , Berry quilt and co and Hobby Sew kings Park 

Inspired above on my He loves me he loves me not in cushion form   terrific...

different colourway ... Love it 

Bright and glam 

Quilting happily away That's the way ...

 Looking great 


Front   Beautiful  yes you can do this .... 


Stunning stunning stunning I really enjoyed working with Wendy on this one 

A grandsons quilt coming along very nicely 

Blues and rusts work well together 

Lovely cushion 

Great medallion centre start 

wow wow wow looking amazing 

Blues are so peaceful 

Lovely colours for the runner 

Down the rabbit hole .... so sweet 

Baltimore Stunner

Love it 

Yah you did it completed your beautiful Hearts and Lollipops fist quilt all finished from start to bind by yourself Ari xxxx 

If you have purchased one of the many books of mine and would like to send an photo to me of your progress so I can pop it here on the blog please do so.

email or through the web site link above. 

The books are doing so well. I have had so much wonderful response to them. I am thrilled you like the photos, step by step all processes and machine quilting. All plastic templates and full size pattern are included. 

I intend to publish more books next year 2018..

With such a busy year I have not stitched much at all. It was so lovely to sew this cot quilt for a good friends grandson. It felt terrific. I know I miss sewing so much. I'm back into the swing again and happy in my studio creating again.
Unfortunately I did not get a full photo to share with you. A soft pallet of triangles with straight stitching triangles and free form feathers.

Triangles for Dallas

Well that's all for the time being.

Happy Quilting

Monday, 26 June 2017

The daisy Path book

I'm very happy to share with you that the daisy path book is now available on my web site to purchase. I was thrilled to have been awarded a 2nd prize ribbon on this quilt this year. The category was Predominantly applique Professional, what a lovely surprise. Very unexpected I always am , the standard of quilts is so high.
I made my Daisy paths quilt completely on my Bernina 770 machine. All piecing, applique and quilting.  My new book has all the step by step  instructions , a 25 page full scale pattern book and the Perspex templates in one package for you to make your own version .
Quilt NSW held the most superb show over 400 quilts at the new International Convention Centre Darling Harbour. It was a huge success over 4 days.

A big thank you to my sponsors

Material Girls Under

Lyn's Fine Needlework

for your generous gifts. 

A huge amount of work and organising . I would like to personally thank all of the committee and helpers who were responsible for putting on this event so that we as members can show our art to the general public. 
I love to help with the set up day. There was 85 volunteers , hangers , put togethers, organisers and below is a picture of a small section where the frames are layed  out and then we build the show.
The next photo is all the quilts in bags ready for hanging. really its quite a wonderful day to have an empty big space come to life with wonderful textile art.

Some buttons made  by Robyn  just a bit of fun......

Not only did I have success but so did some of my students.

Jan Browne my friend and student at My sewing Supplies at Kirrawee once a month Friday class with her quilt "Goi's Vase" won 2 prizes.
Firstly 2 ND prize Mixed techniques and 
Excellence in domestic machine quilting amateur

A HUGE congratulations Jan, I am so very proud of you and your commitment to your art. An original design of Jan's.

I would like to say that this is the second year in a row a student has won the

Excellence in domestic machine quilting award.... one very proud tutor..

Also from Kirrawee was Pradnya and her version of my The Happy quilt 
So happy for you , Working so hard into the early hours of the morning to get the quilting completed.
To quilt your own quilts with such love and commitment never goes in noticed. Wonderful Pradnya.

Di Tramontana my student from Hobby Sew Kings Park was also a winner with her stunning  "Robyn's Quilt " 2 ND  prize Combined Pieced and applique category , congratulations Di your machine quilting is divine. so thrilled for you.

Best of show 2017 was Pamela Brockwell with here stunning quilt 
Star Link 

all stitched on a Bernina 770 and quilted on her Q20, amazing work. Congratulations 

 Just a few  of my favourite quilts to share with you.

This colourful work is by Rachaeldaisy a 3 part stunning colour fantasy called "Zap Zing Zowie"
winning the Creative use of Colour award. 

Jessica Weelahan" work I adore , so free and clever

  Caroline Sullivan had a solo exhibition of her stunning embroidery work and here are 2 pieces.

Shows are always a great opportunity to chat with quilting friends , take selfies etc.  generally have a great day. I'm here acting the silly one with Caroline Sharky and Sue De Vannie 

Again thank you QUILT NSW

Some wonderful work has been stitched in the last few weeks in class

Kylie has finished her Baltimore,  it is so beautiful. A lot of work but so worth the time. This one is not going anywhere except Kylies bed, just as it should be. 
Congratulations Kylie great work. 

Detail of the fine free motion quilting Kylie has stitched 

More clams are coming along beautifully  love these colours 

Love the black and white clams so much... oh makes me want to make another clam cushion.

Now some daisy paths runners and cushions are being appliqued and quilted 

Path cushion will have black and white daisy's

Oh nice colours on the black and white 

A centre medallion looking beautiful with borders on the way at the moment. 

Hearts and Lollipops under the sewing machine being quilted.

I had a 2 day class at Berry Quilt and co, recently with " A little garden cushion" and we had a lot of fun playing with decorative stitching applique, lovely work everyone learnt so much about their machines which really makes me happy. 

I had a trip to Maclean recently to teach machine applique . We  had a lovely time , the ladies despite that I had lost my voice and was ill. The ladies understood and were very kind. The group went through Quilt NSW county tutor program to help with my costs. A great initiative to have tutors travel to all parts of NSW which other wise would not be able to have visit. 

For Glamorous clams

Hearts and Lollipops

Daisy Paths cushion and runner


The Daisy path quilt 

Books, patterns and templates 

On line classes walking foot and theory and The magical 6 Free motion quilting

please visit

 Till next time 
Happy Quilting