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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Recent Fabric Dyeing Day at The Studio

Wednesday March 21 was quite a cool day and overcast.  Not the ideal conditions for fabric dyeing but it wasn't windy or raining...both conditions chill the dye pots resulting in poorer colours.  It was a great day and 8 girls had an enjoyable, although exhausting,  experience. These results speak for themselves!  Enjoy your lovely fabrics girls.

Colour Challenge 2012 - Check out the February Quilts

The first Colour Challenge Quilts for 2012
Colour gradation using a secondary colour

What an exciting display of Art Quilts!  Two of the participants, Ruth & Robin, have made their first art quilts ever for this challenge...and I think they've enjoyed the challenge :-) 
The challenge here was to work with just one colour and use the tones & tints of that exact colour.  Yes, it was quite challenging but I think everyone has learnt more about the use of colour through this exercise. 
Well done everyone for such a fantastic set of quilts.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Charity quilt for Laos children by Tuesday class

The amazing and generous Tuesday class with their quilt 
Tracey is helping a friend who is raising money to install toilets for children in Laos.  Her friends in the Tuesday class are all helping to make this gorgeous quilt which will be sold at Auction...details to follow if you would like to buy it.  It will be nearly 2mts square.  This morning it was just a plan...then the girls arrived with black, white & red fabrics and the fun began...cutting...sewing...and by mid afternoon all this was on the design board.  What a great effort girls!  I'm so proud of you all.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Carolyn's off on adventures!

Carolyn enjoying her Birthday Club fabrics with a few friends
Last week the Thursday girls said goodbye to Carolyn.  She's going to be missed for the next 5 months as she explores our beautiful country...but I'm sure she'll keep that camera clicking and keep us updated on her travels.  As she travels, she's going to work on Paintbox Quilt by hand and hopefully will think of us each time she does some stitches.  Travel safely Carolyn.