Thursday, June 23, 2016
Better late than never - My Red and White Quilt
Under usual circumstances I would have hand quilted this little quilt, but I just did not have the time as I needed it as a class sample. Also, I did not want to spoil the whole thing by trying out my machine quilting!
Chris if she would be at all interested in quilting it for me. This was not a random request of a friend who is a "good machine quilter". Chris is a spectacular Prize Winning quilter, who has only become a machine quilter in recent years. She has always been an exquisite hand quilter, but decided to expand her skills - with breathtaking results. I made the request on a business basis, and it appears I am her first customer...lucky me! You can see the results here. Beyond the call of duty I would say, don't you think?
Should you be able to attend the Australian Machine Quilting Festival, later this year, you will find Chris O'Brien as one of the Tutors, and there may be a vacancy in one of her classes. I signed up, as I want to get a bit more confidence and learn a few of the expert tips.
This festival is not just for professional machine quilters - it is for everyone, and there are great lectures, and market stalls, for those who love to shop. I have no connection to the Festival, other than a participant.
On the workshop associated with the little red and white quilt, I will be teaching for Victorian Quilters on 14th August. I am travelling to Melbourne on 13th August for the Annual General Meeting, and teaching the workshop the next day. I will also be teaching the Rose Garden quilt.
which is hand pieced and hand appliqued blocks. If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with the Victorian Quilters about vacancies. Hope to see you then.