Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Now we just have to find space in the shop.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Michele lives in South Australia and began her quilting journey in 1986 designing her own quilts in 1996 with William Morris and architecture being her greatest inspirations. Each of her appliqué patterns have a strong connection to one or more of Morris’ original designs. As a teacher Michele is passionate about encouraging her students and fellow quilters to create original designs and share their passion for quilting with others. Michele is an award winning quilter and is a member of the Quilters’ Guild of South Australia.
For more information on Michele please check out her Website http://www.michelehill.com.au/
For Further information on Michele's Classes please contact us on 48771382 or email at
Monday, October 19, 2009
(Below) Tanya was who I was sitting next to in the class, she is from California, Here is a picture of her piece that she was working on (once again a design by Hollis)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
The Second Class that I took with Noriko was Confetti Naturescapes. In this class you use a photo as your inspiration and create your piece using small cut up pieces of fabric. I couldn't believe the amount of work we completed during the class. Below is a picture of the class room and a picture of my piece, once again there is still a lot of work to be done on it but it is coming along nicely.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Quilt market runs for 3 days and is very exhausting and enjoyable. With over 2000 stalls it takes a long time to see everything. Many demonstrations are held by large distributors and book companies, free samples and the opportunity to talk directly to creators of products is just part of the Quilt Market.
Other new suppliers include Square in a Square designed by Jodi Barrows, 13 Brand new quilt as you go patterns from Prairie Sky Quilting, New Bag Patterns By Pink Sand Beach Designs and many more.... These are just a few of the new products/suppliers.
To add to our existing products there are new hand printed panels by Block Party Studios, New kits by Rachel's of Greenfields, new patterns from: Jamie Kalvestran of Scrap Bags; Amy Bradley; Daisy & Dell; Country Quilter; Indygo Junction; Cozy Quilt Company.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Harriett Hargrave's session with CT publishing was on her new book which was co-written with her daughter Carrie called Quilter's Academy Volume 1 - Freshman Year. It is a new book about to be released designed for beginner quilters. This must-have course guides you step by step through the basics of quilt making, from setting up your sewing space to binding and finishing your first quilt. There will be 6 books in this series.
There were many other sessions that I attended, too many to write about but I did see some new products which will be in the store so stay tuned!
(Above) Harriett Hargrave with Quilters Academy Volume 1 - Freshman Year
Friday, October 9, 2009
The second shop we visited was the Quilting Cottage (www.texasquilterscottage.com/). This shop is located in Old Towne Richmond, Owner Debbie Bertrand opened the doors of Quilters Cottage in March of 2006. The shop is located in two "antique" houses, they stock a range of fabrics and I don't think I have ever seen so many batik fabrics in one shop before.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Bernina is located in Steckborn, Switzerland, was founded over 100 years ago and remains family owned and operated to this day. Bernina focuses on the premium segment of the market. Swiss precision is at the core of every Bernina sewing machine. It's this exceptional quality that makes sewing on a Bernina so easy and the projects so beautiful. Customers have exacting standards and know that they can expect excellence and reliability from every Bernina machine. Bernina makes machines for sewing artists, which is why they can inspire and encourage creativity in everyone who sews.