Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Diary Dates: Complete Craft's online listing

Complete Craft provides a useful online listing of events organised by the month.

This is also the website for Homespun and Quilters Companion magazines, and offers sections on quilting, beading and scrapbooking.

Listings for March include:

Avalon Quilters’ Quilt Show 2012
9th and 10th March
Open Friday 9am – 7pm, and Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Uniting Church, Bellevue Avenue, Avalon Beach NSW.

Features members’ quilts, raffle quilt, craft table, traders’ stalls and quilts for sale.

Entry $5 (proceeds to charity)
Open Friday 9am – 7pm, and Saturday 9am – 5pm.

For more information, phone Anne Perry on (02) 9918 7196.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beneath the Southern Sky Exhibition: Rosehill 8 - 10th March

Beneath the Southern Sky

Beneath the Southern Sky is a travelling exhibition of 30 textile works exploring the title theme. The exhibition will premiere at the Craft and Sewing Show, Sydney:

8 - 11 March 2012 and continue on tour around Australia

In addition, the exhibit will be shown at Gosford Regional Gallery from 1 June to 3 July 2013.

The exhibition is curated by Brenda Smith (Serendipity and the Art of the Quilt), and includes works by many well known Australian and New Zealand quilters each listed on the website.

Online previews of the collection are appearing on the exhibition's Facebok page.

An online gallery will be launched on 1st March.

Exhibition images are details from 
Waiting at Kaiteritin by Cat Larrea,  and
Traversing the Land by Dijanne Cevaal,
used with the curator's permission.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Warped and the Weft

There was quite a bit of interest amongst our community quilters on Thursday when the presence of a blog from the quilting division of Spotlight was mentioned over lunch - so here is The Warped and the Weft, with news about fabric lines, other new products and trends, and the occasional give-away.

Recent posts include news about new fabric designed by Denise Schmidt that is in Spotlight stores now (and if you are very quick, you can enter a give-away that ends tomorrow night), and a link to Red Pepper Quilts' post about her stash of ginghams from Spotlight, and two quilts made from them.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tuesday evening group 2012

The evening group had plenty of sewing going on (and just a little chat ... it seems many of us have been decluttering), but not so much ready to show and tell about.  However, Janet has finished a top from a 'one-fabric' workshop with Margaret Cormack some time ago (could it be five years?).  She found the blocks over the holidays, was delight to remember that she had actually bought the coordinating background and border/sashing fabrics from the same range, and her stash produced those very slender sashing strips in just the right colours, so she was able to put it all together in this large and beautiful top:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lisa Walton's Jewel Pearce exhibition at Houston 2011 ...

... and a little tutorial.
Fairholme members registered for our workshop with Lisa Walton on 31st March might be particularly interested in this vidcast (cool talk for video on the internet):