Hi everyone, I recently received the following photos of finished Fabric Collage Landscapes from participants in a workshop I ran over in Devizes a while ago. Aren't they fab? I love it when I receive pix of finished quilts, it's very rewarding that people have been inspired to go on with the techniques they've learnt. So if you've done a workshop with me and have a finished quilt to show for it, please send me a photo! Cheers all k3n x
Hello everyone, I have just arranged to teach a workshop in bag making at the Arts Centre in Ilminster on Thursday 25th June from 10am to 4pm, details and picture below. Book soon as two places were filled while I was in the Arts Centre showing the samples this morning! Please contact them directly on 01460 55783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along and make a handbag or shoulder bag. Suitable for
complete beginners to bag making. Learn
simple techniques to make the gusset, handles and customised inner pockets. No
complex zip installation- just a simple, optional button and loop closure.
Examples shown take a half metre each of outer and lining fabric – or choose
two ‘outer’ fabrics and make it reversible. Includes detailed workshop notes to
take home so you can make more! Sewing machine required. £30 per person.
Last Friday I ran a new workshop at Barrington Patchwork called 'Get Weaving' which is a fused technique creating a woven piece for quilting and embellishment or it could form the background for applique etc. It was great fun and I'll definitely be doing it again soon!
Here's a pic of Pat's finished piece, decorated with fussy cut applique butterflies and some of her machine's fancy stitches. k3n x
I was fortunate to have my quilt accepted for the Contemporary Quilters Guild challenge this year on the theme of Dislocation. The quilts were exhibited at the Festival of Quilts in August and will be 'on tour' at various venues including Veldhoven in Holland, QuiltFest in Llangollen and at the West Country Quilt Show at UWE in Bristol from 13th to 15th November. If you can't make any of these shows (or even if you can and would like a souvenir!) you can order the book here http://www.cqchallenges.org/cq-books.html.
I've been googling around trying to find pictures of the exhibition in Geneva that 4 of my quilts were invited to take part in. I wasn't able to go myself and really wanted to see how my work looked in situ! I found some photos on this blog My quilts can be seen on the far right of the second photo, if you click on it you get a bigger image. Gave me quite a frisson to see them hanging there in such illustrious company! k3n x
Hello all - I am such a rubbish blogger (!), my last post was back in June so if anyone is still bothering to follow me, here's some news about a new workshop I will be premiering at Barrington Patchwork near Ilminster on Friday 19th September. Called Freemotion Fantasy Flowers it is aimed at those with some experience of freehand machine quilting and who would like to expand their horizons a little! You will design and stitch your own mini wholecloth design and then embellish with fabric crayons and beads if you like (and why wouldn't you?!) I'll give lots of guidance and ideas for the design process - I know how intimidating a blank piece of paper can seem. See below for my little piece, 12" square. To book a place, please contact Janet at Barrington Patchwork.