New from our lovely Majella (Kookaburra Cottage) is 9 Wise Owls. If you have been to the shop recently you may have seen it in it’s varying stages but we can now show you our friendly creatures finished. It is such a happy quilt and would be a very welcome addition for a room in need of some cheering up, especially on these cold winter mornings. We have the pattern available as well as a range of delightful kits that will have you making instant friends with these wise companions of the forest.
Kathy Doughty is chomping at the bit to be visiting us again to share her love of patchwork and quilting – it is always nice to leave home for a few days especially when it is to share a love of fabric, colour and composition. So I thought it would be nice to share one of the classes she is teaching at Quilting on the Downs. Kathy decided to teach Soul Searching because it is a great workshop that will help you to understand how your stash has evolved into what it is today and how you can break bad habits, start new ones and also discover your colour/fabric comfort zones and more importantly how you can break out of those zones. If you want to learn more about colour, value and texture in your stash and find a way to move forward and embrace the “uglies” then this is the class for you.
Don’t you just love boxes – beautiful ones to keep special projects in of course but even uninteresting (at first glance), brown boxes that arrive in the post hold the most wonderful treasures – and today the treasures were wool. Doing a little happy dance! I have been getting a bit anxious to say the least as we are hosting the gorgeous Sue Spargo in a couple of weeks and I know that we have a list of ladies all anxiously awaiting their kits. We still have spaces in the class and I can speak from experience that this will be a weekend of nourishment for the sewing soul – Flower Vase is the project that we have choosen for the weekend.
This lovely sample has been lent to us by our friend Sue Ross who did the class with Sue on her last visit to Australia. So you can see the girls are in for a weekend of flower arranging and creative embellishment - sounds like this class should be held in a flower market not a quilt shop – our creativity knows no bounds.