Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH JUDY NEWMAN

Hi Everyone

I hope nobody was washed away in the rain/storm/wind/hail and probably snow somewhere on the East Coast.

We had a wonderful time at Eastwood Show last weekend.  So nice to catch up with so many people.  Well done Eastwood Quilters it was a great show.  Much to my embarrassment I left the camera behind so I have no photos to share.

WORKSHOP REMINDER

Judy Newman, from Melbourne is teaching a one day workshop creating her Alice Quilt.







We still have spaces available this Workshop this Saturday 9th of May.  The workshop is from 10 - 3.
Treat yourself to this whimsical wonder.

Ring the shop on 02 9550 4947 to book your place.

WHAT'S NEW


50's Funk


Cotton & Steel Black & White

FUSSY CUT STARS







Melinda




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Windy in Sydney - New Workshops

Hi Everybody

We are feeling the first blast of Autumn this week.  The wind is up and cold.  For those of you who are familiar with the shop the leaves are blowing in the door.

This weather makes me want to huddle down and start a new project.  I lean towards wintry warm colours.  I know that sounds a bit mad as winter is supposed to be cold, icy blues and greys, but for me it means fire colours red and orange but muted down to crimson and umber.  Yes I'm starting a new quilt in my Sue Ross Class next week.  I will give you updates as I go.

What are you doing now?

We are having a few "techo" problems with our web-site at the moment, so It is great that we are well advanced with our new site.  If you wish to order please jot down the code numbers of the fabrics you would like and phone your order into the shop. 02 9559 4947.

WHAT'S NEW




I had a bit of a cat moment.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

                     LIZ PINCZEWSKI   -   HARBURG MOAT                         
  Tuesday 28 April                    Machine piecing

Harburg Moat provides a fun way to use 2 1/2" strips and create a quilt top quickly.  For the best outcome use a large variety of strips from different fabric ranges.  You will make at least 2 blocks in the class, speed demons will finish many more. You will also learn how to master those pesky mitred corners!




           JUDY NEWMAN   
               ALICE IN WONDERLAND QUILT                                   
        Saturday 9 May                       Hand piecing  

Judy is travelling up from Melbourne to teach her spectacular “Alice in Wonderland” quilt.  Whimsical and quirky, with beautiful hand applique, embroidery and fabric selections.   You won’t be disappointed.  Just snippets in the photos, If you did Judy's class during Summer School you would have seen this cute quilt.




Ring the shop to book your spot now.  


SHOP PARADE

These quilts came to visit the shop.





FUSSY CUT STARS

Here are some more.









Melinda

















Saturday, March 14, 2015

Choices, Choices, Choices

Hi Everybody

I love having choices in my life.  I love having choices when it comes to quilting.  Quiltsmith is all about choice.  As textile artists cloth is our paint, so we need many colours.  Quilting is more complex than just colour.  We can choose  a "look" or a "style" of fabric.  How often do you hear " I only work with reproduction prints", "I only can sew jelly roll quilts".  That's your choice and your choice alone.

There is a lot of pressure on quilters today to de-stash, to change their look, get with the new.  I know I feel it in the shop.  What is Quiltsmith as a shop what "look" does it have.

I have been thinking about that a lot lately.

I don't want Quiltsmith to have a particular "look".  I want Quiltsmith to be about CHOICE.

The choice is yours.

WHAT'S NEW






CLASS ACTION



We saw Aunty Green in a new colourway in Sue Ross's class this week.  Beautiful.


QUILT PARADE

This lovely Medallion quilt visited the shop.




FUSSY CUT STARS

I would like to thank everyone for all their enthusiastic comments about our Fussy Cut Stars.  I was beginning to think you may have had enough.  I have now pieced a section of my "reproduction" fussy cut star quilt together, and will show you how I have set them next week.

Stay tuned for an exciting development in the world of Fussy Cutting.  Yes this is a teaser.  

I have moved onto making "funky" fussy cut stars. It is amazing how differently these fabrics fussy cut when compared to reproduction fabrics.

I have started but have nothing to show you, then Janet brought in some of her "funky" fussy cut stars that she has had hidden somewhere.  Enjoy these beautiful stars and have a go at fussy cutting a big, bright, bold print.








I love this one, visions of a fussy cut star quilt made up of all the amazingly animals prints that are around at the moment.  

This is why I never finish anything.

Melinda



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Where has February Gone

Hi Everyone

I cannot believe that tomorrow is March.  Where is this year going.  I'm sure the days are getting shorter.  

WHAT'S NEW

Reproduction fabrics are the flavor of this week.






CLASS ACTION

Sue Ross's class.






Love this peacock.


Close up on the tail.



FUSSY CUT STARS

We are starting to see customer's quilts with their fussy cut six point stars in the shop.  This one is a beauty.  The stars are great around a medallion centre.  Love the tree applique.  This is another fabulous way to set your six point stars with hexagons.  Well done, we love to see your work in the shop.



Here are a few more of our stars.  Get inspired.





Melinda









 
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