Saturday, 27 August 2011
When I announced that I had won the Award for Excellence in Embroidery and Embellishment in Melbourne and showed a photo of my lovely prize of threads, I had a request for a photo of the quilt. So this is Dresden Stars, which is a teaching sampler for the classes I teach.
It takes people further than straight stitch and zigzag on your Domestic Machine. We sometimes spend thousands of dollars on a machine and rarely use the features on it. Fiddling with the tension opens up a whole new world.
In these classes we do pintucking, pleating, couching, bobbin work, thread painting, trapunto, decorative thread work, the use of wing, double and triple needles, machine lace and flowers and much more. There is so much we can do, most of the earlier quilts were cream, but now the girls are going into colours and there is a wide variety of quilts. We are possibly having an exhibition of these quilts next year, more info at a later date.
I had a lovely visit from Michelle and Larry Hill this afternoon on their way home from teaching in Victoria. We had an inspection of The Sanctuary and a cuppa and scones with jam and cream. Great to see you both.
I think thats about it for today, had a 5am start this morning, and spent time in the garden between socializing with friends. Was great to see Lois return from her sojourn north for the winter.
So till next time