Monday, 14 January 2008

Summer Garden Workshop

Today I registered for the Summer Garden with Creative Women workshops at The Country Quilter in February. This will be two days of classes with Gail Pan, Rosalie Quinlan, Natalie Lymer and Rose Johnston all presenting new designs created especially for the occasion. Heaven. Having closely followed the blogs of all these wonderful designers since I discovered blogs last year, I know I will be in absolute awe. It will be especially nice to meet Rose who I have been talking to via email and blog comments.

February will be a very busy month. Last year when Tiger Airways had cheap flights to celebrate their introduction into Tasmania, my sister and I booked a weekend away in Melbourne. I made sure this coincided with the Australasian Quilt Convention - can't wait to see all the quilts on display and check out the Expo.

This afternoon I worked on the Tis the Season table runner - machine quilting through the centres of the nine-patch blocks and around the centre panel at 1 inch intervals. Just have the binding to do now. I started handquilting with perle cotton - horrible, then embroidery thread - still not happy! so in desperation got the machine out - ahh! Because I had intended to hand quilt I had basted with thread not safety pins. I thought this might cause problems when using the machine but I actually found it much easier and think I will thread baste again next time. There were no problems with the basting threads getting caught and they were really easy to remove at the end.


  1. Your table runner is looking great! Well done! Have fun with the binding :o)

    And I guess I'll be seeing you in February, then :o) I'll be at the workshop too!

  2. So glad you decided to be part of the weekend in Launnie. It'll be so great for to you to put some faces to the names you've grown to admire.
    Table runners coming along well!
    Guess I'll see ya tommorw!
    Kathy xx

  3. Im so glad ur coming to the workshop!! It will be nice to meet u (and ull get to meet Anne Ida as well!!) i think its going to be a fantastic weekend!!
    Love the table runner, ur so productive!!!

  4. wow so jealous you will have agreat time with those amazing girls.........

  5. Your table runner is looking good. I envy you going to the Summer Garden with Creative women workshop.

  6. Wonderful tablerunner. Your getaway sounds fabulous. What talent will be together in one room! Enjoy.

  7. Wow, you're so productive! I love the pincushion and the table runner is fabulous!

  8. What a fantastic opportunity...table runner is very nice.

  9. looking forward to meeting you in Feb! and have a great time in Melbourne

  10. This runner is gorgeous! I love the little nine patch blocks combined with the stitchery.
    I'm getting lots of ideas here - I'm new to stitchery after years and years of counted cross stitch.


  11. Your table runner is so cute! Love it!
    The workshop sounds so fun. :-) have a great time and good luck on your workshop projects. :-)

  12. Oh my, what a heavenly trip that will be. I'll have to enjoy it vicariously through you though. Love your stitcheries. Great gathering of fabrics!


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