My last post was about inspiration and this week it is about motivation. Last Saturday I had the pleasure of participating in the first 'appliqué day' for The Appliqué Guild of Australia . It was great to meet different people who's passion for appliqué had all taken them there. I even got to meet some of my bog followers :)
It was great to see the different projects that people were working on and the techniques being used.
|Jennifer from Squilters placed her pieces under interfacing where she had drawn her own design - great for travelling.|
|Lynne from Treadles and Treasures was doing a type of back basting with machine stitching which is unpicked and then needle-turned. using the holes left by the machine stitches.|
|Dianne doing needle-turn|
|Joan (?) sewing hexagons out of beautiful Japanese fabrics|
The show and tell was fantastic, I apologise for my photos as I was sitting side-on and I've tried to accredit names but sometimes I missed whose quilt it was. I am the worst person for names so if I've made a mistake or left yours out please let me know...
|Charlotte by Veronique|
|A proud blurry moment - my Morrell|
|Anthea - Yoko Saito pattern LOVE those Japanese taupes|
|Sue - Irene Blanck's Floral Beauty|
Jenny - Irene Black's Mosaics
|Sue - Baltimore pattern by Neil Chisholm (?)|
|Cot quilts - Jennifer Murray's on the right (sorry don't know the one on the left)|
|Margaret Mew - Maltaville Album|
|Chris - Blackbird designs (modified?)|
|Irene Blanck - Aunty Green's Garden|
We were then very fortunate to hear Julie Adamson as the guest speaker. She was very honest in sharing her personal story into appliqué that included samples that demonstrated her journey from beginner to award-winner.
|L to R Margaret Mew, Julie Adamson & Irene Blanck|
|One of Julie's early quilts made for her daughter.|
I also did some sewing and finished the handles on Aunty Green.
I also got some good shopping ideas for a portable light and these handy pouches from Daiso. This one is all packed up with CCCQ block #13 ready to fly off to tropical north Queensland tomorrow (yay!)
A big thank you to all the committee members for organising a great day.
Better go and finish packing.