Special workshop for the launch of ” Jardin de Poche, ’tis the Season”

On the Saturday 16th of July at GJ’s Discount fabric store

A special workshop to celebrate the release of my new design all around the Christmas icons.

We will be concentrating on birds, there are few scattered in the quilt. But also looking at the rest of the subjects and answering any questions you might have.

As a special treat you will get 20% off the purchase of the pattern when you join me for the class. (only one per student)

Morning and afternoon tea provided, just BYO your lunch.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. You will need to email me directly.

Price $60 for the day, pattern will need to be purchased for the workshop

 

Jardin de Poche – ONLINE CLASS-

This delightful and small project is for both embroiderers and appliqué enthusiasts. A traditional shape, the orange peel, revisited and extended to include a mini garden, a “Jardin de Poche” (pocket garden). Whilst keeping the embroidery to 3 or 4 of the most traditional stitches  you will make some gorgeous flowers such as poppies ( my favorites), lilly of the valley , fuchsias, lavender, just to name some.

We all have a lovely stash of embroidery threads that we are dying to use in a project, and this is the perfect opportunity. In a working style booklet I have given some suggestions for the colours of the flowers but after it is your garden so you need to choose your colours’ scheme. And there is even a section per flowers for you to right which threads and colours you are using for each specific flower.

The appliqué is  simple, but it’s all in the fabrics ! Lovely Liberty lawns and 1930’s to give that fresh and timeless look.

The whole project is on a linen/coton background, the perfect setting for Liberty fabrics and embroidery. As for the quilting the word is KISS ( keep it simple s…).

In this online class I will be showing different ways of appliqué, teach or refresh the embroidery stitches used in the project, help with colour choices and any questions you might have about this project.

A special block will be designed for this workshop.

The cost for the 3hrs workshop is $50. Email me if you would like to register.

FOR USA 8th of October at 5PM (CDT)

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Spring

Spring hasn’t  sprung it has exploded. Flowers and buds everywhere, even butterflies! And mosquitos ( a bit early ?). The air smells of flowers, the sun is warm, we can hear  lawn mowers. And the black birds are having a recital every morningSpring

My seedlings are looking healthy, the bees are very busy building and the queen is keeping up with the demands for new working bees…

As for quilting… my newest venture “La vie d’un jardinier”, couldn’t call it weeds as a garden is more than that, is finished for the first part and will be available as a online block of the month (BOM) from the 1st of November. This quilt is mainly appliqué with embroideries. It celebrates nature, the garden and the seasons. Later on I will offer it with a monthly class to help you with choosing the fabrics as well as embroidery or appliqué techniques.

Register for the block of the month ->

Sign of times I am starting teaching online, until we can meet again face to face. The first class will be on the 23 of October with the beehive block for “The Bee Quilt”. Only 10 places…. You will need to purchase the pattern if you don’t have one already. But it will be available as a download in my shop.

Register to the Bee Quilt class ->

As for the lovers of reproduction style quilts and fabrics “Toujours Provence” will be available at the end of September. I loved “Provence” so much especially the big sunflowers it called for a second but bigger quilt. Using some gorgeous fabrics from Petra Print it reflects the warmth of the south of France. With some lovely appliqué blocks, set on point, appliqué corners and a scalloped edge, this pattern will delight you.

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Quick / vite

Time seems to be passing way too fast, especially when I have my mum around. I am very lucky she made some jams, preserves and started her own forest ( when she has 5 minutes). Who said that you are suppose to rest on a holiday?

Cheers Véronique

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Le temps passe beaucoup trop vite, surtout quand j’ai ma maman à la maison. J’ai de la chance, elle m’a fait des confitures, des conserves et elle a commencé sa petite forêt ( quand elle a 5 minutes). Qui a dit que les vacances étaient pour se reposer ?

A bientôt