Firstly, I'd like you to meet our newest staff member.
This is Maria. She has been installed in the classroom to keep the cool.
SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE
Summer School is well and truly up and running. Here are the classroom photos.
A WING AND A PRAYER QUILT
The eagles have landed.
Sarah will be teaching more workshops at Quiltsmith, (we hope to have her for a regular monthly class).
Here are some of her other quilts.
This is a sneak peek at a quilt in Sarah's new book that is about to be published.
THE WELSH GYPSY
This is Marj's, yes she arrived with her centre already made.
Lynne's beautiful Welsh Gypsy quilt.
TEA CADDY PARADE
We have had a huge response to Linda's fabulous applique quilt. We have another workshop booked for February, but it is already full. We will be running a third Workshop, in April, we think. If you are interested please call and we can take your details and get back to you once the date is firmed up.
MARGARET SAMPSON GEORGE
BIRDS EYE VIEW
Here is Margaret's Bird's Eye View quilt, yes she is still playing with the borders.
I unfortunately don't have any photos of Margaret Light's Kantha embroidery class, as I had the camera up in the Blue Mountains. I've been told the work was beautiful.
KAREN CUNNINGHAM'S SUMMER SCHOOL AT BLACKHEATH
Karen kindly invited me up to be a shop, and to give the after dinner speech, at her annual Summer School, last Saturday.
Let me tell you it was two days of weird weather. It has been hot lately; but driving up to Blackheath last Friday, with a full load of fabric on board, was interesting. I was a bit worried about the tyres melting when the temperature outside reached 45 degrees; and, may I add the mountains do heating not air-conditioning. The things you learn.
Yes this all came out of my car.
Congratulations to Karen, the Summer School was great. Some familiar faces and a lot of interstate quilters to meet.
We had a wonderful meal at the Paragon in Katoomba. You must visit this iconic cafe.
Just look at the cocktail lounge.
He was really playing the pianio.
The theme of the dinner was Vintage. I spoke about my collection of antique quilts.
Karen and I dressed for the event.
After all the heat on Friday, it rained, misted, fogged and was cold. This was a wardrobe disaster, who expects 45 degrees on the way up the mountains and 14 degrees on the way down. This was how the park looked when we packed up the shop on Saturday afternoon.
The fog was much thicker that night, and the next day.
See you next week with more Summer School shots.