Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Lou's Autumn Stars

We have been busy behind the scenes.  We had a day of creative planning on Saturday.  New projects are on the go for workshop days that are planned for later in the year and early 2014, and also for a magazine.  We have a workshop day booked at Magic Patch Quilting in Tyabb on June 8th.  We believe there are still limited spaces available....
You may remember that I started my own version of Lisa's Autumn Stars from our Autumn in the Valley pattern. I decided to hand quilt it.  My hand quilting is naive.  I really haven't hand quilted much at all.  I always thought it was too much trouble.  But I have to say I have done my naive hand quilting on a few small quilts lately and I'm really enjoying it.

At the Australasian Quilt Convention in April we both bought this beautiful linen thread from L'uccello.
This is what I have used for hand quilting in my Autumn Stars quilt and it is wonderful to stitch with...(once I bought needles with a bigger eye that is!) 
So back to cutting and sewing of our magazine quilt.....deadlines are looming..... 
Have we told you how well we work to a deadline!!

PS the countdown is on.  23 sleeps until Sydney and Brisbane......
Can't wait......

Until next time
Lou & Lisa

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Catalogs from the International Quilt Study Centre Nebraska

The postman delivered an exciting parcel on Thursday,

These catalogs are part of the collections from centre's over 2300 quilts,
which is the largest public collection in the world!!

We received the
Elegant Geometry
American and British Mosaic Patchwork
which includes the following gorgeous quilts and info..

and also

Chintz Applique
from Imitation to Icon

WOW!!!!! amazing quilts.
Also take a look at their on line exhibitions for us who are too far away!

If you love hexagons or broderie perse you will love these catalogs,
they are very detailed with lots of information on the quilts and techniques also.

Thanks Joy from the Museum for your help and great communication.

Click the link above to visit the Quilt Study Centers website.

Adding this to the dreams list of places to visit!!!

Lisa & Lou