It has been too long since my last post, sorry. I am slowly finding my rhythm again….
Ok ,I went to the Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston with a detour in between to teach my “Pêle-Mêle ” pattern in a lovely spot in Florida, Stuart. It was the highlight of my two weeks in the States. Jennifer from Redthread studio http://redthreadstudio organised my stay and it was magnificent, I met some lovely ladies and saw more inspirations for PM no 3 ( if I can get to it)!
The Quilt Market and Festival were awesome, an eye opener. The American quilters are different, I learned a lot, got some ideas and was quite surprised to found out there are some who are quite scared of needle turn appliqué. The Quilts on display were gorgeous, a lot done on domestic or long arm, and their Sapphire Celebration very inspiring. By the way I believe that our AQC show in April is as good as the Houston Show, on a smaller scale of course…
Back home I had to face a jungle ( the garden) busy bees ( they behaved and didn’t swarm) an 18yr old ( my son) going through final exams and schoolies ( glad it’s over) and a very messy sewing room with so many projects on the go it’s depressing…. so I started a new one ( small).
But the good news is “The BEe quilt ” is finished and the pattern nearly done, just needs to be check out by a couple of friends. And I am looking at selling some of my smaller patterns as download patterns…. Will let you know.
It has been a long time since my last post, first a Happy New Year, lots of sewing and laughter.
After a nice break, lots being done in the garden, and I even managed to finish 2 quilts ( shall I start 2 more?).
There are few exciting news for me this year; I am going to start teaching once a month at Sewn and Quilted in Blackburn, but if you prefer you could join me in Nantes for a class at the Quiltmania Salon ” Pour l’amour du fil” or why not coming at The Quilt Shop in Eltham and learn how to make The ChOok Quilt ?
Plenty of opportunities for me to meet some of you….
P.S : my son took the picture of the blue banded bee ( native bee) on the banner
Il s’est écoulé pas mal de temps depuis mon dernier petit mot, tout d’abord une Bonne Année à toutes et tous, pleine de projets et de rires.
Après de mini vacances, nous avons bien travaillé dans le jardin, j’ai quand même réussi à finir 2 quilts ( est-ce que je devrais en commencer 2 nouveaux?).
De bonnes nouvelles pour moi cette année; je vais commencer à donner des cours une fois par mois à Sewn and Quilted à Blackburn, mais si vous préférez vous pouvez me rejoindre à Nantes où j’aurais une classe lors du Salon “Pour l’Amour du Fil” avec Quiltmania, ou alors venez à Eltham “The Quilt Shop pour apprendre à faire ” The ChOok Quilt”.
Plein d’occasions de se rencontrer…..
P.S mon fils a pris la photo de l’abeille à rayures bleues ( abeille native) qui se trouve en haut de page
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