2012 has been a sensational year .I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful Xmas time with your family and friends.
I have been to so many wonderful locations this year teaching , Thank you for the organisers of the groups , shops and symposiums that I have attended , thank you for your trust in me to give your customers ,deligates and members a great learning experience. I have worked very hard and enjoyed every day of it.
2013 is looking to be just a busy and I have many wonderful opportunities to travel more extensively to teach and some amazing learning opportunities for my own creative growth.
Firstly teaching again at AQC Melbourne in April, Teaching in Taupo New Zealand for the Quilt symposium, teaching in Fiji for Paradise Courses and Norfolk Island as well in October , as well as regional NSW, Melbourne and Queensland. As well as my return gigs.There is a list next to this post if you are interested to know more or please do not hesitate to contact me through this forum or email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
I HAVE A FULL DIARY SO PLEASE COME AND ATTEND SOME CLASSES.
My other news is that the Quilters Guild of NSW has awarded me with a scholarship for 2013. This is WONDERFUL.... I am so very grateful for their support. So in April 2013 I'm off to Salt Lake City UTAH, USA to attend the "Home Machine Quilting Show". There I will attend 4 days of machine quilting, designing and applique classes with some wonderful tutors. Australia has only a handful of us and I would not like to make anyone feel uncomfortable we work hard to find our own way of working our own way of teaching. I know I have, so to attend classes here would not be the correct thing for me to do. So to personally see how the Americans teach, learn new techniques etc is HEAVEN to me . To actually network with other Domestic Machine Quilters and tutors will be invaluable for my personal and professional growth. So Ill keep you posted . AGAIN THANK YOU NSW GUILD I WONT LET YOU DOWN......
In January 7-12th 2013 I am attending a Nancy Crow workshop in Wellington NZ. Nancy is a Quilt Legend a contemporary master quilter and I am doing a 5 day intensive workshop with her. Wow this is so exciting. I have dyed fabric , packed 100 metres of it in a suitcase and away I'm going.Her work is music to my eyes, so to be working with her is a dream of mine. I will work very hard for the week no lazy bones stuff sheer hard yakka but I know Ill come away so inspired to new ways to go about my own personal quilts. I need this fore me not for anyone else but my own creative soul , I know you can all appreciate this Deb needs to grow too.....
Below is some of the dyeing I have done in my back yard last week
|buckets, dyes in action|
|This table we found in the hard ward shop worked out perfectly with the sink in it....|
Before the real messy action started.
I had a ball so enjoyed it all.
I would like to show just a small peek into some of my students work , photos that I have taken after their last class for 2012. All are returning for 2013 to complete their stunning quilts.
Thanks you all for being so WONDERFUL I have enjoyed your company immensely.
The first 3 photos are from my Spring Floral Applique once a month class and I have 3 locations where you can start this beautiful quilt next year Blueberries wyong, Hobby Sew kings Park and Pegs Pieces kirrawee....
|Absolutely STUNNING work the stitching is perfect , a fine peeper and sashing complements the blocks beautifully|
|Charcoal background and all neutral beige's, creams browns BREATHTAKING......|
|The quilt is all about learning blanket stitch, blind hem applique , free motion applique , with free motion quilting with ditching the applique outside and inside , many background fillers and machine trapunto.|