|Illawarra Quilters website|
- Keep an eye on Template Free, the Quilters' Guild of NSW blog for notice of quilt shows all over NSW.
|This child's quilt started with the donated centre 'animals of the world' |
panel, then Elaine W found some checks, some spots, a little pink,
and a blue gingham for borders and frames. She quilted it with
a gentle meander, and Pam sewed on the cheerful yellow binding.
|Ginnie is an expert in blanket-stitch applique, and is using |
it here to make a series of teddy blocks for a grandchild's quilt.
|Janice won a Viewer's Choice award in our Quilt Show earlier |
this year, with the wedding quilt she made for her eldest daughter.
She enjoyed the process so much that she is now sewing more
hexagons in a similar design with very different fabrics
- another winner?
|Foundation piecing is a great technique for lots of little pointy pieces |
like this quilt design, a top donated to our community initiative - but
those little pointy paper pieces do have to come out.
Lynette and Sue got stuck into it while they chatted.
|Peggy is an expert embroiderer and loves applique. She has just |
embarked on a large, beautiful sashiko panel that we will
watch with interest.
|Robin W's stash of saturated, vibrant fabric continues to yield|
up hand-pieced quilt tops that she often donates to our community
collection. The stash is gradually reducing, Robin says.
She has no fear of Y-seams - look at that perfect join.
|Apologies for not getting a better photo, Susan - your controlled |
scrappy medallion is evolving nicely. You can just see a glimpse
of the soft toile fabric centre at the top right. Susan is generously
helping Robin to control her stash of border print fabrics, and is
cleverly using complimentary prints with pops of oranges, corals
and pinks as a foil to the calmer teals and creams.
The exhibition is open to ALL quilt makers within Australia. We have hoped that by opening entries to interstate contemporary quilt makers we give South Australian quilt makers and the general public the opportunity to view a very high standard exhibition of contemporary art quilts ...
... It must be innovative, original and of course meet the criteria of the title “Dare to Differ - 2015” ...Further details, an submission and exhibition timeline and entry form can be found here, on Fibre Tribe, the blog of the NSW chapter of the Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association.
Come and join us in-store for a trunk show with Catherine Butterworth on Saturday 27th September from 10:30am.
In quilt making Catherine is known for her sense of colour, her love of combining prints, her precise machine piecing, her signature fussy cutting and her expertise in the use of From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates and Rulers.
Catherine’s workshops are technique oriented. Her aim is to provide students with a practical knowledge of the selected topic and then to inspire them with a broad range of design possibilities.
Please RSVP your attendance by calling Kim Bradley Creations on ph: (02) 9659 2912
There are also just a couple of places available in Jane Davidson's Nested Churndash workshop on Sunday 28th September, advertised in this newsletter.
Location: 7/9 Packard Ave, Castle Hill
(Read this issue of the newsletter online here, or subscribe to receive your own copy by email)
Wendy Williams: Woolwork
Saturday, 22 November: 9.30 for 10-4pm
Epping Creative Centre, Dence Park, Epping
|Pat made her crisp blue and white Hunter Star quilt after|
seeing Robin S's autumn toned version (below) in
our Quilt Show in April
|Helen went from no grandchildren to three in six months - |
she has had a lot of recent practice in making baby quilts.
This improv medallion is a floor quilt for the youngest
(so far). Helen wanted the baby to be able to see the elephants,
hippos and giraffes clearly, so she used a large centre panel.
It is quilted in large loops byChristy Wang (Quilting Treasures).
|This vibrant quilt is another generous donation from Robin W |
- the high contrast but controlled colour palette and the scale
of the blocks (the squares are 3") serve to elevate the
disappearing 9 patch design into a sparkler. It will join
the collection for children. Thank you Robin.
|This one was something of a slow burner, several months in the |
making, but worth the wait. On one of our community sewing days,
our chief colourist/designer, Roslyn put the fabrics together from our
community stash, and Miriam happened to arrive with the perfect
pattern to show-case them. Pieced by Miriam, quilted by Jill, and
it is bound with a 19thC reproduction print that is totally different
from all the other fabrics, but just the right colour mix and
almost-a-stripe design. The pattern is Kakadu Dreaming
by Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting.
|Dawn has been working in pairs this month - this quilt and the |
one below are made from fabric panels donated to the Quilters
Guild of NSW, and made up to a good size for children's quilts
with the addition of sashing and borders, and machine quilted
by Dawn on her Sweet Sixteen. They will go back to the
Guild to be given to children in foster care.
|Dawn also made this sweet little pair of Blankets of Love |
from fabric donated to the Guild, complimented by some
from our community stash.
|Sue C's first sampler quilt has been six years in the making.|
Sue was intending to hand quilt her hand pieced quilt, but
decided she needed it finished sooner than that would allow.
So she bit the bullet and quilted it on her machine, using
a heavier weight thread (Aurifil 28) for the visual effect
she wanted, to compliment the mostly Japanese fabrics
in the blocks.
|Miriam needed a wedding quilt for a niece. She had just |
the right fabric range in her stash, and designed this beauty
with half-square triangles.
|More progress on quilts from our classes with Margaret Sampson |
George - Elsa has finished her centre, and basted it to its next border.
There are two more borders to go.
We are keeping a close eye on some other MSG hexagon designs and two Jane Pizars (although we know there is a third one lurking, too). More later ...
|'... Seven quilts have been designed by Sarah Fielke and seven by |
Amy Lobsiger, and the final quilt is a collaboration--with Amy
making the central circle, then sending it to Sarah to turn it
into a finished quilt. Techniques include hand and machine-quilting,
traditional piecing, paper piecing, appliqué, and embroidery.
The size of the quilts (nothing larger than 24x24 inches) will tempt
you to try a new sewing technique or a new design
concept' ... see more and order a copy here
|'Enchanted by Sarah Fielke is the Australian designer's first |
collection for Windham Fabrics. Sarah's style expresses her love
of bright colors and whimsical, hand-drawn designs - and
Enchanted is no exception' ... read more and see the full range here.
|The feature print from the Enchanted range.|
|Detail from the side border|