Classy Fun Times

Classy Fun Times

What a wonderful year it has been! A highlight has been teaching classes at Material Obsession. It's always a joy to walk into a shop filled to the brim with inspiring fabrics,  the smiling faces of the fabulous MO team and of course sewing with the lovely, creative women in my classes.  I always enjoy seeing the quilts hanging at the entrance of Material Obsession. They get swapped around so there are always new ones to see. This is Kathy Doughty's version of Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl quilt pattern. Such a wonderful mix of Denyse's fabrics and Kathy's own Horizons range that is coming out early next year. Whizz Bang and Beyond is the name of my classes and the participants really have taken these whizz bang blocks to wonderful new places. These are Jane's blocks...  She's not afraid of adding ric rac and trims where ever she can.  Beautiful colours and mix of fabrics.  I love the mix of text prints for backgrounds.

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Copa Abstractions - a textile art exhibition

Copa Abstractions - a textile art exhibition

For those who read my last blog post you'll remember this quilt Delphiniums by Brenda Gael Smith.   For the past year Brenda has embraced a weekly art project producing beautiful textile sketches. These small quilts have been inspired by botanicals, birds and the area she lives in on the Central coast of NSW called Copacabana. (It's same name but a different place from the famous Barry Manilow song, just in case anyone was wondering, or maybe no one remembers Barry Manilow anymore? ) Watching out for these works each week has been a highlight of my instagram feed. I'm always amazed at how Brenda manages to capture the essence of her subjects so perfectly in seemingly simple shapes.   I love too how the stitching lines add a wonderful texture. They become a fascination in themselves. You can tell I'm a fan. Here are a few examples so you can see what I mean.  Sea Grass Crimson Rosella Water's Edge.  So with my fascination wi

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