I broke the record – a small quilt pattern to share.

I’m sharing this pattern for this small quilt I designed while I was traveling in Tasmania on my first blog journey. It’s a funny little quilt. I actually designed for an event for our Guild.

Below is a record of the event.

I broke the record.

OK so how did I break the record. On Saturday I think I taught the largest quilting class in Australia. 185 students at once.

The South Australian Quilt Guild have a yearly Country Forum. This year it was held in the Ballroom at the Burnside Community centre. Excited car and bus loads of gals came from all over the State. The idea is to involve the country folk in the guild functions. Maxine Smith (el Presidente ) held the floor and Sandy Jones and her band of helpers, cooked, prepared goody bags and worked exceedingly hard to make this a day to be remembered.
We had great speakers, Michelle Hill sharing her knowledge about William Morris and a couple of male quilters spoke too… I gave a presentation on “An Australian in Houston”… then a Drapplique class to be remembered. We used Digital Technology to put the project up on screen and then I walked through the process of drapplique step by step. 186 gals completed two small projects. There were tables up stairs and down… and I worked from the stage running from one table to another in between. Manager Jeanette assisted as well and I think we did it ladies.

What a buzz.


You will have to size the pattern to fit into an 8″ block,

The little crows have to fit into a 3″ block.


Click on the links below to down load the PDF pattern and instructions.

Crows and Stars copy



I used some of the blocks for this little quilt too. Yes,it was a long time ago, but it’s what I used to do and the patterns are relevant today!!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. I remember that one! Loved it them, still love it.

  2. Nola says:

    I remember that event and it was quite a buzz.

  3. Hi Pam, I love the pattern and how whimsical it is. Thank you for sharing it! I’ve downloaded the pattern, but is there a guide for the drapplique?

    1. Pam Holland says:

      I can draw it for you if you wish.

  4. marysalmon says:


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