Attending workshops.

I have been fortunate to attend a few patchwork, appliqué and embroidery workshops over the past few weeks. It is always interesting to learn other ways to work and apply new skills. There are many ways to achieve the same result. So many quilters have their own tips and tricks. Through workshops you can experiment and decide which technique works best for you. Along the way you have a great time socialising and working beside ‘like minded’ quilters.

Here are my finished projects from a series of workshops with Wendy Williams. I had so much fun completing the wool embroidery and decided to make the sample a centre piece in a cushion, made from scraps found in my ’pink’ stash. Wendy’s work is so bright and colourful. All her work creates happy projects.

The quilt is my version of her ’40 Shades of Grey’, once again it was a great stash buster which incorporated lots of new techniques. Now I have the challenge of quilting it.

I have also had the pleasure of seeing the pattern and instructions for my quilt ’Whimsical Houses’ published as a project in the current issue of Quilters Companion #116.

Bits and Pieced

I have just finished ’ Bits and Pieces ’ – a sampler quilt.

It showcases lots of bright fabrics set on a background of various grey prints. With all the differing greys it was great for using up some of my stash. Each block has been individually quilted with its own design.

I have used raw edge machine appliqué, foundation piecing, english paper piecing and simple machine pieced blocks. It is designed as a sampler quilt to incorporate lots of different patchwork techniques.

An Exciting Week

It has been a busy ‘Quilting’ week for me…….AQC in Brisbane on the weekend and back to Canberra on Tuesday to hang quilts in our Annual Guild Exhibition, which is being held at the Canberra Craft Alive event. The official opening was yesterday and my quilt ’Antique French Lace’ was awarded Bernina Best in Show. It was a lovely honour. Thankyou Bernina for sponsoring this award and supporting the Canberra Quilting Community.

Canberra Quilters have a beautiful display of quilts made by many talented quilters.

To see photos of all the quilts, including the prize winners, visit https://canberraquilters.org.au/2022-virtual-exhibition/

Australian Quilt Convention 2022

I had the pleasure of a quick trip to Brisbane to attend AQC, where the winners from the 2019 Guild Shows were being exhibited and judged for the National Bernina Best in Australia Award. It was lovely to be able to join together after such a long hiatus due to Covid restrictions.

It was a colourful showcase of work by many talented quilters. I felt honoured that my quilt ‘Utsukushi Omoide – Beautiful Memories’ representing the ACT, was displayed with all the other state winners. Congratulations to Catherine Butterworth for her quilt ’Star Crazy’, which was awarded Best of Australia.
Thankyou Bernina for sponsoring such a prestigious event for Australian Quilters.