Sunday, June 26, 2016

Craft Classes for August/Sept 2016

I have just listed the following classes for August and September 2016. If you would like to join in any of them please contact me.

Fairy House
2 Tuesdays 9th & 16th August 7pm - 9pm $25
I created this fairy/fantasy house for a club challenge a couple of months ago and I was asked if I would show how to make one. You will learn a variety of techniques that can be incorporated into the house. Make a small, medium or large house.

Tip Tilted Blocks
Thursday 11 August 7pm - 9pm $15

Would you like to learn how to tilt your blocks and create extra movement in your quilt. Dianne used a printed picture for the blocks but you can use any fabric or pieced block

Rooster Quilt
Sunday 14 August 10am - 4pm $40
Dianne will show you how to make the pieced background and then the applique. You will learn foundation piecing and raw edge fused applique.

Beach Houses
Wednesday 24 August 7pm - 9pm $15

Dianne will show you how to create this fun easy applique design and variations of it. A brighter, much more colourful version is under construction at present as well. You can add as many houses as you want, have long horizontal, square, rectangular etc. Make a wall hanging, blocks for a larger quilt, a cushion, tote bag, whatever takes you fancy. Some free motion machine quilting.

Irene Mary - A Jill Maas doll
Sat/Sun 3/4 September 9:30 am - 4pm each day $110 plus $10 pattern fee
This gorgeous doll is Jill Maas' latest creation. She is even better in 'real life', the photo doesn't do her justice. Jill's classes are always fun to join in with.

Do contact me if you wish to participate in any class. Class fee is required to ensure your place in class.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Quilters Friends Shop Hop 2016

I have just finished creating this medallion style quilt for the Quilters Friend Shop Hop 2016. I ma very pleased with how it turned out and think it looks fresh and fun.
And now to quilt it...

The Shop hop registrations are now open. You pay $45 to register and choose from one of the 5 different sets of fabric ranges available. You will receive a 'passport' which entitles you to receive a pack of 3 Fat 1/8's at each store in your chosen colourway. After visiting all 5 stores over a 2 week period you will have a collection of 15 fat 1/8's to play with. 
With each set of fat 1/8's I will offer all those who collect my colourway a free table runner pattern featuring a different block each time. I will also have available to purchase separately a pattern for the medallion quilt and the choice of purchasing a kit of background fabrics to complete this quilt.
Here are the various table runners I have completed so far (still 1 to go)

For these table runners or small wallhangings I chose to use a different background fabric each time so you can see what a different different backgrounds would make to the batik fabrics in your pack. I especially had fun creating the shaded grey background above. It is a lovely ombre fabric that we have in store, cut very carefully to achieve the correct shading.
If you want to see these fabrics or have a query regarding the Shop Hop do contact me or call in adn see me. 

Craft Traders Market

I will be a merchant at the Craft Traders Market in Stratford on 9th July. This would be a lovely day out for anyone interested in fibre related crafts.
I will be taking a lot of stock with me - patchwork and mixed media style so if you want to have a play with craft items why not come along and check us out and look at the exhibition as well.