Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm Back Lots of stuff happening

Hi Everyone

Sorry about the quite period, but the Quilt Show does me in every year and there is lots of things happening in the shop at the moment, that I will share with you, (as I get them sorted out).  


Gwen Marston arrived at Sydney airport this morning.  She is having a few days R&R before kicking off in Melbourne at Amitie.

She is giving her only lecture in Australia in Sydney with Quiltsmith and Cottage Quiltworks. 





7pm for 7.30pm

Quilts made in solids have an impressive history. They were the first quilts to be taken seriously as art. In 1971, Amish quilts from the collection of Jonathan Holstein and Gail van der Hoof constituted the first major museum exhibition of quilts shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Using her new abstract quilts as examples, Gwen discusses her work in solids and points out some of the great characteristics inherent in solids.

Gwen's work in solids began with studies of Amish quilts and she has continued to work with solids over the past 3 decades. In this lecture Gwen talks about Amish quilts and how they have influenced her work. Gwen discusses her new abstract work in solids and points out some of the great characteristics inherent in solids. The lecture is illustrated with quilts from her book Ideas and Inspirations: Abstract Quilts in Solids.


Mary MacKillop Place

7-11 Mount Street
NSW 2060 Australia
The nearest train station is North Sydney(5 to 10 minute walk).
There is metered parking in Mount Street and several private car parking stations within walking distance
Public buses stop on Miller Street and the Pacific Highwayi n North Sydney. We are a five minute walk from the bus stops and two minutes from North Sydney Post Office which is on the corner of Mount Street and Pacific Highway
Proudly brought to you by
Quiltsmith and The Cottage Quiltworks

To book please ring 02 9550 4947 or 02 99974661
Tickets $50.00 – light supper provided.

We have lots of books for Gwen to sign on the night and other little yummies.

Space in the lecture is still available all Gwen's Workshops are full.

Grab some friends and make a night of it.


A selection.

I have just been warned by a number of warehouses that a large amount of fabric is on its way.   

For everyone who has heard the rumour that the 1800 Reproduction Fabrics are on the wan, you are so wrong and I'm about to get the truckloads of fabric to prove it.


Our congratulations goes to Maree Blanchard who was this years winner of Quiltsmith's and Annette Gero's- Best Reproduction Inspired by an Antique Quilt Award, at the Darling Harbour Quilt Show.

Maree's quilt is graphically stunning.  She was inspired by the quilts in the exhibition Infinite Variety - Three Centuries of Red and White in New York.  She drafted the pattern herself based on a one inch square grid.  In the original quilt only used two fabrics, in Maree's quilt she has used 40 different red fabrics, a subtle but innovative twist on the original.  Maree's quilt is hand quilted.

Maree on the left.

I would like to also congratulate the The Quilter's Guild of NSW Inc. who put on, what I thought was, a marvellous show this year.  There were over 400 members quilts in the show, as well as all the special exhibition quilts.  Well done to both the Guild organising team and all the Guild members who make the show possible.

Guessing Game

I'm going to keep you guessing, for another day or so.  All will be revealed.


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