A day in the life of a Quilt teacher. The preparation.

Ah, a day in the life of a Quilt Teacher in preparation. Get up at 7.30, breakfast, go to the studio, quilt some samples, lunch, more quilting, relax over dinner. NO, not so. Get up at 4.30 and with coffee in hand wander across to the studio in the dark. A possum hisses at the…

Its a story with a happy ending.

  A young man approached me in the main street of our small town recently. He shook my hand,  'do you know where I'm from' he said.'I think you might come from Chile' I said recognizing his accent. He was taken back. He was raising funds for UNESCO and wanted me to pay a certain…

The ‘X’ quilt is completed.

The 'X' Quilt is completed.   I'll possibly use the pattern in the book but in reality this quilt is a class sample and will be given to son Jamie whose film business is called Extreme Productions. I want each quilt to be a little quirky and different to the norm. The aim is  to…

Lawrence of Arabia.

We've had a lovely weekend. I was able to concentrate on finishing the 'X'  project and at the same time I had a little free time. It was a hot weekend. The garden is parched and the air was hot with a north wind so a birthday party round the swimming pool with the Grandies,…

The ‘X’ is done.

I completed the quilt top today. Its not the best photo. The feet are 3 dimensional appliques and will come out over the red and white stripe binding. The hands and arms are illustrated. The flags will be at the top now. Exreme, because this will be Miss Jaya's Quilt and her Dads busines is…

Designing the ‘X’ treme Quilt.

Gees there are so few words you can use beginning with 'X' 'X' for Xylophone just doesn't cut it. so this quilt will be for son Jamie who's business is 'X'treme Productions. 'X'treme This morning I decided to continue the flag theme, so I drew the same flags as I have on the 'x' image…

Right now I'm creating the quilts for the Alphabet book but before that I need to make a sample for class. I've been waiting for the fabric I designed to arrive and time is running short so I just have to draw some of the fabric and use  what I have. I don't know if…

Yet another evacuation.

I took a little time off work yesterday and it was a joy. I had lunch with friends and then we visited  the Art Gallery of South Australia to see the much anticipated Turner Exhibition. Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker,…

Still quilting.

I'm having difficulty with the 'composition' link on my blog…. its really frustrating and takes ages to get a blog published. I think it must be a problem with the workings of Typepad. I've been up in the wee hours working on the quilting of this piece. I probably have about another 20 hours of…

I’m very much swinging in the branches.

Goodness 3 days with out a blog post. We  had a very busy weekend… and by the end of each day I was just too tired to write. Thanks to those of you who were worried I'd dropped off the tree. I'm very much swinging in the branches. The photo below is of my favorite…