Tuesday, December 6, 2016

More Exciting News!

Yes, you read the heading correctly.
Can you believe I have more exciting news!?!?

This has really been the most amazing year with one wonderful thing after another.
Well...  I guess you could say this latest bit of exciting news is really about next year.

Because in 2017 I'll be teaching classes at Material Obsession!! 

The class is called Whizz Bang and Beyond,  inspired by my Best in Show quilt Whizz Bang! I'll share my techniques for making different types of folded point blocks. No doubt there'll be fun with all my favourite things - yoyos, ricrac, trims, buttons and all things colourful.  

I've been busy sewing blocks as teaching samples and have lots of ideas for different ways of using the blocks. You know what I'm like when I start thinking of ideas,  my imagination can lead to all sorts of colourful places. If you join the class we can go on the adventure together. 

 Read more about all the great classes offered by Material Obsession on the classes page of their website here.

And for a real life event Material Obsession is celebrating their annual Swap day as a Swap and Sale night next Tuesday 13th December.  They'll be open until 9pm so you can browse with a glass of bubbles and snap up lots of specials. What a great way to spend a summer's eve. Check out the Material Obsession blog for more details.


For all my lovely followers who don't live in Sydney and can't make it to the classes, the upside is I'll have lots of wonderful photos to share with you.

It looks as though 2017 is shaping up to being another amazing year!

42 comments:

I am said...

Hi Rachael what awesome news and how exciting for you my friend,wishing you all the best xx

Betsy said...

Congratulations Rachael. Will you be making a pattern for this quilt?

Patchwork and Play said...

How I'd love to be at those classes, Rachael! You will have a ball, and I bet you're a great teacher too!

Janice said...

2017 is certainly shaping up to be another big one for you. Your classes should be great fun.

Tilly said...

I am so happy for you, what an exitement, it is a pity that I do'nt live in the vincinity of the shop.
Wish you a wonderful 2017.

Sophie Zaugg said...

Such great news ! I'm so happy for you Rachael. I wish I live a little closer to Sidney ...

Susie Q said...

You are so kind to think of us who can not get to Sydney for a class. I look forward to seeing what you post.

CecileD said...

I would love to be your student... ! So exiting for you and yes !! congratulations again and again ! whoop ! whoop !

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Wow! I would love to take that class! I would even settle for being a fly on the wall! I have always wanted to visit Material Obsession and to be in a class with you would be sensational. Have a ball and think of those us us in a different hemisphere that would love to be there too.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Congratulations, it would be so much fun to take a class with you but I am kinda far away (-:

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats! Have fun with your classes and take lots of photos!!

Sandi said...

I saw this first on Jen's Instagram account and then your last night before heading off to bed, shat a wonderful year you've had this year! And a great start to 2017! You are so deserving of this congratulations Rachael!

Mystic Quilter said...

I was about to send congratulation as I had read about your New Year news on Material Obsession's site - congratulations! Wish I lived in Sydney!!

Cindy Maki said...

Congratulations are in order again. and so soon after the last! What a great year you've had, Rachael. I am jealous of those who get to take your class but look forward to all the exciting pics.

Quilteuse Forever said...

Contrats for these exciting news! Of course we are longing for you in Europe also We have some cosy, delightful shows in France where you already have many friends!

suesinger said...

Congratulations on your quilting successes. I will be visiting Sydney, but not On the day you will be teaching. Hopefully I will be able to take a class with Wendy Williams. I will contact you before I arrive and hopefully you can drop by for a few minutes or I can take you to lunch.

Marlene said...

Congratulations. What fantasic news. A shame that I don't live in Sydney but I will enjoy the photos.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Congratulations! What a great class it will, so wish I lived over your way! Look forward to all the colourful progress pics next year.

Terry said...

Congratulations I saw the feature on Material Obsession last night. You've come a long way baby. Will be fun for everyone.

Diane said...

I'm not the least bit surprised but I am sad that I can't attend the classes. I can only imagine how wonderful and fun those will be! I am looking forward to the sharing on the blog. You are going to be an amazing teacher!!

Melody said...

Such wonderful news. Quite a few NSW designers come down to Melbourne to teach, I do so hope some one brings you down here. It would be brilliant to do classes with you.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael how exciting.....all go for you now! And I bet this is just the start!

Annemieke said...

Great news! I'm happy for you. Cool blocks and photos already.
Lots of success at MO.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Jeneta said...

What a wonderful class; you'll be a fantastic teacher. If I lived remotely close by I'd be signing up!

regan said...

There are gonna be some really lucky students out there getting to take your class! I so wish I could be one of them! Your enthusiasm is so contagious....what fun your class will be! And your class samples are so fun! I love the dots and the stripes! Woohoo! I'm so happy for you!

Lara B. said...

Whiz Bang and Beyond just knocked the socks right off me Rachael. Wow is that an amazing quilt. I am sure your class will be sold out!

O'Quilts said...

Of course you are!!!! Of course you are. There is absolutely no one like you!!

Susan C. said...

Yep...I predicted this, if you remember, jetsetting around the world....this is the start of something amazing, I feel it in my "waters". ( whatever my waters are! )
When the planets align I will get to one of your classes, it will happen, so be prepared......be very prepared!! Mwhahahahahaha.....

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! This will be a super fun class for you and your students!

Linda said...

This would be my idea of Sewing Heaven! A class with you, mixing all those colours, styles and techniques, your bubbly personality and the Material Obsession shop which always looks so delightful on their blog. Unfortunately there is the slight logistical problem of whizzing from the middle of the UK to Sydney each week. So I guess I'll just have to enjoy the photographs. 🙃

Sharon said...

Congratulations! Your card ladies look like they're doing a happy dance, which I'm sure you are! I wish I could take your class, but alas, I live too far away. I know your students will be doing a happy dance too!

Helen L said...

what wonderful news!! If only I were in Australia!! I'm sure the ladies in your class are going to have the best time!! So happy for you: I know you're going to be a wonderful teacher!! Hugs, H

Barb said...

wow - that is fantastic for you! I wish I could come too

DeborahGun said...

How completely brilliant! I think you will love teaching because you have such joy in creating. Many congratulations on all your recent prizes and achievements. So glad you are being recognised :-)

Melissa P said...

I am so happy for you!!! This is all very deserved recognition. Also, I'm excited that more people will be exposed to your kind of fabric fun with all the over the top, lively combinations and colors. Super exciting!

Thimbleanna said...

How exciting! Lucky, Lucky girls that will be taking your class -- I'll bet you'll all have a wonderful time. And you're right -- it will be fun for all us readers to see your pictures!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Rachael. Many congratulations on your Best of show (WELL-deserved!) and your new teaching gig. Great ways to end 2016 and begin 2017! Wishing you a very happy holiday season! best, nadia

Radka said...

Just got my copy of Simply Moderne; girl, you are doing something right! :-) :-)
What a great year, and all my best wishes for 2017, what a wonderful start already!
xx

Karen S said...

This is very exciting news. You will have a wonderful time teaching at their shop. And think of all the lovely people you will meet!!

leanne said...

I so love that last photo - you and Mr Daisy doing the happy dance !!

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Wow! Such amazing quilts!!! I don't know if I have that much patience. I've done patchwork, Dresden plate and just did my first log cabin. But yours.... wow! They're beautiful!

Cocopatch said...

congrats!!! I wish you kind students for your lessons!!!

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