Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sewing Day Friday 23 March

Success at last. Yes we had a successful sewing day Friday 23 March. One more buggerello quilt is nearly pieced. Another is ready for borders when the owner can find time for sewing.
2 more quilts were basted and Ruth continued sewing non patchwork items.
Unfortunately both cameras were forgotten in the rush to arrive so no pictures this week.
One patchworker is off to Bali for a spending spree on batiks and other stuff. She might just have to buy another suitcase to come home with.

Next sewing day is the 27 April, after Easter and school holidays and The Mt Perry Show .
Don't forget the quilting entries for the Show. Hope the sewing machines are still revved up.

Monday, March 12, 2007

How Do I Free Motion Quilt my quilt?

In preparation for our quilting workshop after our kaliedoscope workshop in May, you may be interested in reading a selection of good books on machine quilting to finish your quilt.

Guide To Machine Quilting
by Diane GaudynskiPublisher: American Quilter's Society

Quilt Savvy: Gaudynski's Machine Quilting Guidebook
Both of these books are available from the American Quilters Society website.
Diane has a good selection of tips available at these web addresses.

Karen McTavish is a long arm quilter who has published a few books on machine quilting also.
Her books are available from her website,

Another interesting free motion quilter is Robbi Eklow
Her book is available from her website or The Quilting Arts magazine website.

Hope this information gets you started on our free motion quilting adventure.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The No Show

The sewing day on Friday 2 March.
Medical appointments, funerals, and ill health all had an effect but the final straw to kill patchwork for the day was you guessed it , a power blackout.
Mt. Perry is renowned for its power shortages. This one very site specific, the Council Offices and the Shire Hall. It was a hot day anyway so not much sewing would probably have happened.
Let's hope for a better result on Friday 23 March.