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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Colour Ways Art Quilt Challenge Quilts posted

...a little late, I'm sorry.  Life is busy at The Studio leading up to Christmas.  View these stunning CORAL PINK, WARM CREAM, TAN & BROWN quilts in the right hand bar.  What do you think of them?

Monday, 5 December 2011


My house was filled with laughter and chatter on Sunday afternoon as around 35 girls arrived for an afternoon of sharing great food and each other's company.  The food they brought to share was plentiful and are amazing girls...thank you.  The only 2 men present helped out with eating the food and then holding up many beautiful quilts and other projects made during the year as the girls all "ooed & aahed" at the presentations.  The girls are from 6 classes and haven't seen the projects made in classes other than their own.   It was a wonderful afternoon.  And now...two more weeks of classes to finish off special gifts in time for Christmas. 

Tuesday, 29 November 2011


The list of foods being brought to the party sound wonderful.  Party is at The Studio at 1pm.  Lunch will be followed by a Show & Tell of finished and unfinished projects from 2011.  The last  rounds of the two Art Quilt Challenges for 2011 will be on display.  The complementary colours of orange and blue quilts are just making my heart sing as their owners deliver them.

I wonder who the lucky 6 winners of the Gift Vouchers totalling $204 will be!  Maybe you?  Hope to see you there.

Huge mountain climbed by Jean

Some projects are easy to do.  Some projects we begin and then find we're not enjoying the process.  The Friendship quilt project 2009 was one of those projects for Jean.  She picked fabrics she loved and embarked on the project with many other girls but about half way through, she decided it just wasn't fun anymore.  She threw it in the cupboard!  Can anyone relate to that?!  She moaned about it occasionally to friends but it stayed in the cupboard.  She gave away the remainder of the fabrics.  She wasn't going to finish it.  All the other other girls in the Friendship project completed their projects with some amazing results.  2012...Jean decided that maybe she could do something with it.  I am so proud of her.  She got it out and completed the quilt top but wouldn't show it to anyone.  She really doesn't like it.  This week, she brought it to class...QUILTED.  And the quilting is beautiful.  All she needs to do now is bind it.  She has climbed a BIG mountain.  Many of her class friends wanted to take it off her hands but Jean is going to gift it to her mum for Christmas...lucky mum.  Well done Jean! 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Studio Christmas Party Sunday December 4

It's that busy time of the year again, so I'm getting in early. 
Our Studio Christmas Party will be Sunday December 4 at 1pm
We'll have lunch together & then a huge Show & Tell of finished projects, partly finished projects & just on the way projects.  So many of the things we make are for loved ones & we give them away as soon as they're finished and they're just not there for the Show & Tell.  So let's show them to everyone as they're being made.  Details a little closer to the date.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

New Challenge Quilts posted

Go to PAGES ... Art Quilt Challenge 2011/2012 "As ... As ..."  to see the newest topic "As BRIGHT As ..." quilts.  I think they look great.  What do you think?

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Tuesday class

Tuesday's class was abuzz with excitement.  So much lovely work being done.  So much laughter.  Great food to share...thanks Di.  Everyone loved the quilt top Ros had put together over the last 4 or 5 weeks.  Amazing!


Monday, 24 October 2011


A fun night fun learning all about MACHINE APPLIQUE techniques.  Bookings required.  We'll start with dinner at 5.30 and then we'll get going playing with all the basics of assembling applique designs, 3D techniques, inserting eyelashes & tails etc. into designs, working with tricky fabrics like tulle, embellishing with permanent pens, reverse applique.

Requirements list...
Fabrics  An assortment of cotton fabrics for background and to applique to it.  Tone on tone prints, other prints and plainish fabrics.
A few synthetics eg. tulle, chiffon, organza
Half metre water soluble "fabric" eg. Solvy
Threads...machine embroidery threads & regular machine thread
Permanent pens that you have eg. Pigma, Zig, Gel pens
Machine embroidery hoop
A little wool eg. tapestry wool
Ric rac braid
Sewing machine with all feet etc.
General sewing equipment

Thursday, 20 October 2011


Next Monday 24th October...Visit Gail Cardow's Newry Island Art Shop, then morning tea at The Old Butter Factory, then lunch & a wander in lovely Bellingen.  Meet at The Studio at pooling.  I'm looking forward to a great day with friends.  :-)

L Plate driver with red face!

Today, I have created a blog (thank you Gillian for the push).
I'm just learning, so I hope you'll be patient with me.
Unfortunately, I have separated the display of "As old as..." into 2 sections.  Hopefully, I'll group them together next time.  Please enjoy these amazing art quilts.  The quilt artists put their hearts & souls into these little treasures...they extend themselves technically...and I hope they have fun.
Julie Harding
"As old as TIME"

Katherine Gates
"As old as TIME"

Lynne Vincent
"As old as TIME"

Margaret Arthur
"As old as the HILLS"

Marilyn Reidy
"As old as Time"

Nola White
"As old as the PYRAMIDS"

Sandy Corry
"As old as the HILLS"

Art Quilt Challenge 2011/2012 "As OLD As..."

Angie Hodges
"As old as TIME"

Di Pearson
"As old as a DINOSAUR"

Helen McDiarmid
"As old as TIME"

Jean Bennett
"As old as TIME"

Jo Harland
"As old as the HILLS"