Fabric Love!

Fabric Love!

The first thing I saw as I pulled into the driveway at Material Obsession  last Friday was Kathy Doughty's Marquee Diamonds  quilt. The sun was making it glow while a breeze was making it dance. There are always welcoming quilts lining the way to the entrance. The quilts are different every time I visit.  I always stop for a moment or two to admire the beautiful work. Inside the shop this rolled up felt looked like fabric fire!! What a great way to light up a corner. I'm trying to think of the right word to describe this wall of Kaffe Collective fabrics.. I think I'll  make up a new word, how about... Scrumptuliscious!! On to our Whizz Bang! class. The class begins with morning tea while I talk about the technique of the day.  There was lots of show and tell of beautiful blocks. These are made by different people but they all look so good together. Sewing fun!   Here are some of the wonderful pieces made during the class

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A wonderful day with the Illawarra Quilters

A wonderful day with the Illawarra Quilters

Last Saturday I followed the ocean breeze to Woollongong for a workshop teaching my Ric Rac Razzamatazz quilt to the Illawarra Quilters. The venue was the Figgy Bowlo. Isn't that a fun name! It's the Bowling Club in Figtree which quite sensibly explains the name. We had a beautiful sun filled room and lots of space for everyone to spread out and work in.   I arrived early and found a lot of the class had arrived earlier. I loved that enthusiasm!! Some of the ladies were shy about photos so I'll concentrate more on showing their colourful work rather than their smiles ( these ladies made me laugh all day with their happy ways) and and busy bee ( they really got down to work!) photos. Lots of cutting resulting in a rainbow of loveliness.. Matching ricrac colours is a big part of the fun. Gorgeous purples!! Wonderful play with patterns and colour. These look good enough to eat!! especially with this gourmet ric rac. I love how dyna

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Glossy Pages - and a little giveaway!

Glossy Pages - and a little giveaway!

Last week when the latest Quilter's Companion became available I raced out to buy mine because they sell out quickly in my local newsagent and I didn't want to miss this edition, In the bottom left hand corner you'll see my name... and inside is an extensive article about me and my quilting journey. It covers everything from why I'm called Rachaeldaisy, how I came to patchwork and quilting, inspirations, what it was like for me to win Best In Show, my sewing room and more Plus there's lots of photos of my quilts.  It's not all about me of course. The magazine is jam packed with great articles and projects. The cover quilt is by Christine Lethlean and there is also a lovely feature about her in her studio. Amongst the many patterns are ones by Chris Jurd , Deborah Louie , Anorina Morris . There are exhibition overviews and product reviews and all the regular columns.  Sending out a big thank you to Michelle Marvig,  Quilter

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