A day with Anna Maria Horner and other fun things

A day with Anna Maria Horner and other fun things

Sometimes being a quilter living in Australia can feel a long way from all the action that seems to happen in the US or Europe so it's such a treat when super stars travel the distance to come and visit us downunder.  As soon the Anna Maria Horner 2018 Aussie Tour was announced I jumped at a ticket! I chose her  Valuable Lessons workshop hosted by Material Obsession.  The grand day was earlier this week. Anna began by talking to us in depth about her creative journey, studying art and design, designing fabric, finding her style in quilts, making quilts. I was amazed at how many quilts she brought with her. Every square inch of the walls of the workshop area was festooned with her colourful masterpieces.  We got to see a preview of her new fabric range Passionflower which should arrive on our shores in the next few weeks.  I particularly love this print that looks like big chunky applique flowers.  You can see how wonderful and effective the fabric

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Merry Berry Fun!!

Merry Berry Fun!!

  My latest adventure took me to Berry, a lovely town 2 hours south of Sydney.  Berry is one of those places with fabulous clothes and homewares shops and lots of great eateries. It's close to beaches and national parks, but t he reason for my visit was the wonderful shop of Berry Quilt & Co. ...  ...where I was teaching a 2 day Whizz Bang workshop.  When I walked in I was immediately drawn into the wonderful selection of fabrics, a fabulous mix of  modern, pretty, eclectic, electric, bright, dreamy, 1930's, repro, lots of linens and more. Recent renovations have created a beautiful light filled, airy space.  I'll let the photos do the talking, you can pretend you're walking around the shop.  The wonderful big class room.  Sharon and I worked into the evening like a couple of quilt fairies to hang my quilts around the shop.  It's hard to resist touching these textured quilts. We had th

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