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









Saturday, February 14, 2015

Quiltsmith Retreat - Bookings Open Now

Hi Everyone

I'm sick of the heat and humidity, bring on winter. 

We now have the details for the 

2015 QUILTSMITH RETREAT

in the beautiful

HUNTER VALLEY

FRIDAY 15 MAY TO SUNDAY 17 MAY

This year we are heading north into the Hunter Valley wine district.

The Hunter Valley Hotel Academy in Kurri Kurri is our venue this year.  Just off the F3 Cessnock turnoff, it is an easy drive from Sydney.

The retreat is fully catered from Friday afternoon until Sunday lunch.  Single and Twin accommodation is available.

Please come and join us on this laid back weekend, sewing with friends.  Be inspired by what is happening in the room.

Please phone the shop on 02 9550 4947 for details and to book your place.  Numbers are limited.

WHAT'S NEW


Please note we are out of the cream bird, but expecting more in a fortnight or so.  So please ring the shop if you would like some put aside.

FUSSY CUT STARS





Melinda



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wow It's February

Hi Everyone

This is our first week back into the normal routine.  Welcome back to our regular class attendees it's been wonderful to see you all and see what you have been up to over the break.

WHAT'S NEW




CLASS ACTION





Marg George's class.



Anne Sommerlad's class.

QUILT PARADE

These are quilts that came to visit the shop.




FUSSY CUT STARS

Janet, Margy and I are all in the process of sewing our stars together.  I made my last star last week.

Stay tuned for updates as we get them together.  Here are a few more stars keep you inspired.




Melinda








 
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