Monday 11 July 2016

May and june

May and June goings on......

Yes I know as usual its been ages since the last post.. what can I say..... been busy.

June is Quilt NSW show month and what a show it was

This photo shows how happy Jan , Bev and myself were that our quilts were acknowledged by the judges. Well one proud teacher here....
Jan and Bev are both from MY Sewing Supplies classes, the once a month class. Both showed their own version of my Floral Garden Baltimore quilt.

Such a happy day from the left Jan , me and Bev on the right.

This is Jan and her stunning quilt. Jan won 2 ND prize Predominantly applique Amateur. FIRST time entrant woo hoo. Such a spectacular quilt.

Jan took her time doing the most stunning job of the stitching. Look the sashing has applique too and those full luscious borders . A huge credit to you Jan. I'm so very thrilled and proud of you.

Bev also with her version Baltimore. Bev started with the stripe sashing fabric as her pallet and it grew from there. Get this, Bev won same category as Jan's , Judges Commendation and Best Domestic machine Quilting Amateur.  Congratulations Bev spectacular. Wow first time entrant too!!! The stitching also was wonderful and beautiful placement of colour throughout the quilt.

How special it is , I cant articulate in words , to have the trust from student's, to keep going it will, be beautiful. This Baltimore is a very large  long term project.  So much work, so much commitment, so much time sitting blanket stitching. Then the machine quilting a huge quilt is hard. Yes hard BUT they persevered , head down and got on with the job. So if your in the process of making yours , keep going , pick it up when you get a chance , little bites ,it is well worth the time .

Oh yes I won Judges choice Jane Gibson ( pictured below with me)   and Hangers prize . wow thank you  For my Secret garden quilt. Lots of lovely comments from the public.

The Best of show was Rachaeldaisy
The most stunning quilt . I loved it ... Rachael is a delightful lady so talented.
Wonderful NSW lady winning best of show ... The way it should be .. Congratulations...

There was a beautiful hoop display by Bob James of some members work.

 This one was mine.

This I don't say lightly at all. The results from ALL of my classes where you go home apply what I teach you in either  the monthly classes or specialty classes as a guest tutor. You go off, and apply learnt techniques makes my heart sing with pride.. I am so lucky  to have this as my job. Thank you everyone. Thank you for entrusting me .

Now some photos of work in classes lately no names just beautiful work

First Machine quilted Quilt a cot tumbler

Garden Cushion magic

daisy paths quilt

 Hearts and Lollipops
 Clam cushions

Great free motion quilting
 The happy quilt and a happy quilter :)
woo hoo very happy quilter here after first machine quilted quilt was finished and looks sensational

Hearts and Lollipops

daisy Paths and stunning detail below

Hearts and Lollipops

 Another Baltimore look how the peeper shines here around the navy blocks

Tumbler bold in black, grey and red

 Quilt and colour going on here
Free form work in triangles

Hearts and Lollipops  and border detail

 A Very pretty pair of cushions

Hexagon wall hangings

 Softly does it Hearts and Lollipops

 A new garden cushion next to the original  so pretty together

Trapunto cushion looking stunning.

Well I'm exhausted after all of your hard work. Fantastic everyone.

Ill post again soon. Lots going on for me at the moment .
Off to Quilt Encounter in 2 days. This is the annual retreat for the South Australia quilt guild . Teaching 5 days and really looking forward to meeting you all. Also having time with my friend the talented  Gina Burgess, a good catch up and a sew between friends . who could ask for more ...

Happy Quilting X Deb


Unknown said...

Two more sleeps!!

Lee B said...

You are an inspirational teacher Deb both with your own work and with your teaching style. Your pride in the work of your students is wonderful