Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last class for 2011

Well it's been a busy time for finishing projects that were started during the year. The classes are a little quieter with some of the ladies doing Grandma duties and celebrating early Christmas with their families. We went out to lunch last Thursday after our last class of the year. Lunch was nice, but it was so noisy that we could hardly hear each other talk. Sorry no photos.....too busy listening and eating.

This is Pat's latest project.....

Patsy's Xmas blocks, soon to be a finished queen size quilt

 I hope everyone has a great Christmas, happy holidays and safe travels.....

See you in 2012


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Decitated students

I do have a very dedicated student.........

this is Wendy...who goes all out to get the job done.....Wendy was having a little trouble seeing where she was ditching on her not to be discouraged and keep on keeping on.....I lent her my LED  light that I bought as an extra to put on the longarm.....

Blue Sunflowers

Well, here is the new quilt top...I am really happy with's called Blue will have to be quilted next I have started to clean out my Studio....oh boy what a job......

Next Thursday is our last class for the we are going out to lunch for our Xmas breakup....looking forward to that....until then....happy stitching...


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Party at Kims

Last night at the shop Kim hosted a Christmas party with Tracey Sims giving a Trunk Show, to show the projects from her new released book and DVD. The shop was full with about 50 + ladies there, all enjoying Tracey's talk.  

 I took a few photos of the girls from the Thursday group..........

Pat, Sandra and Margret

Helen and Susan

Lynne D and daughter Katie



Pat and Julie


Margaret W chatting with Kim


 Check out Kim's blog to see more photos from the night..........

Happy stitching 

Getting projects finished

Another busy class last week, the girls are getting their projects finished before our Christmas break..........

Pat has made a great scrappy Xmas quilt

Patsy has the binding on her quilt with a little peeper

Julie modelling her happy hour apron

Linda is getting her sampler quilt top together, it is so pretty all in pinks

Only a couple of class until the end of the year, looking forward to 2012

Happy stitching

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More beautiful quilt .......

Patsy beautiful quilt, can't believe she is giving it away..... it's based a Monica Poole pattern.

Angela hand quilting her Dresden Plate quilt...... this quilt is so bright and colourful.....

Linda our new lady tackling a card tricks block, and doing a great job. Her quilt is very pink.....

Pat's version of the 3-6-9 quilt

Pat's Xmas quilt

Customer quilt beautifully machine quilted by Pamela.....

It is a lovely quilt
The girls have been very busy...... finishing projects off before the end of the year...They are all eager to start new projects in 2012..

I have finally got the nine blocks and first border of the new Sampler quilt together today... I'm madly trying to finish it so that it on display at Kimz Xmas party next Wednesday. I don't think I will have time to machine quilt it thought, as long as the top is completed.........You will have to wait to see the photo's after the party.... might put a sneaky photo on the blog on Friday........Until then

Happy stitching


Saturday, November 12, 2011


 All the girls are busy getting quilts and projects finished for Xmas. We have 3 very lucky girls sailing the high seas across to New Zealand and back, over the next few weeks. Ahoy girls, say hello to Jackie for us.......

I have been busy catching up with new projects for next year........

 Sampler for 2012

My Courthouse Steps very bright quilt as you go quilt, that I also did school house quilting on. I think the extra black pearl thread quilting has really made this quilt. It looked nice but very flat before.

This is Wendy's quilt top just waiting for borders now.

 I think it has come together nicely. Well done Miss Wendy.

Happy stitching


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A winner..........

Congratulations Pamela... Quilting

Colour Riot by Pamela Jones

We had a great day at the Queensland Quilt n Craft Fair on Saturday. I feel  inspired from seeing so many beautiful quilts.......
There were too many to select one favorite, I'm a  bit of a traditionalist with hand applique and hand quilted quilts, but these days the art quilts are just amazing. So hard to vote for just one.....

I have a class tomorrow, a lot of the girls went down to the show. I'm looking forward to hear what was their favorite quilt and to see any new purchases.

Happy stitching


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A review of the last few weeks

How time fly's, our lives are so busy these days. One week blurrs into another and then it's three week since I have posted anything on my blogs. I bought and now set up the secondhand longarm in the shop. She is old but solid needed some new parts and polish. The parts ordered from America have arrived, just waiting for technician now. Hopefully by the end of October I will be practicing on the (beast) machine. It is so big a bit daunting but I'm sure we will create some beautiful quilts. 

Willing helpers

Master apprentice

Kim and myself looking forward to a bit of creative quilting

Most of the girls from the shop will be going down to Brisbane this week/weekend to see the Queensland Quilt Show. It's a great place to catch up with friends and be creatively inspired. There are always so many beautiful quilts to look at. If you are heading there say hello to Kim at the Bernina stand on Saturday...

Our friend Pamela who is a frequent visitor to the shop has two quilt in the show this year, and has won a prize. but we don't know any more than that. Both quilts are hexagons and machine quilted, we are all excited for Pamela, Congratulations..................... 

I will post photo's with Pamela's permission of course next week....

Another couple of quilts from the Trunk Show

Quilts from Pamela's cupboard

Another of Pamela's beautiful quilts

The girls in my class are busy with their projects.........

June's quilt. The pattern is my Sweethearts fly home quilt that I have been teaching since 2001
Pasty's apron
Patsy's dragonfly
Julie's quilt, love the cupcakes

Julie's camping quilt

Wendy is nearly finished her Sampler quilt top
Angela's beautiful baby quilt
This is June's beautiful applique quilt top from Kaffe's book. 
Susan and Lynne busy working on their projects
Patsy starting a new qayg quilt
These are some of blocks for the new Sampler Quilt in 2012

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Trunk Show

Yesterday when we got to class there was an invitation to go the Buderim Quilters Night Group. They were having their monthly Trunk Show and their guest was Pamela Jones. Pamela teaches machine embroidery and patchwork occasionally at Kimz shop. The Trunk Show helps the Buderim girls raise money for Breast Cancer and last night and through out the year, with a gold coin or two entry and raffle tickets they have raised over $500.00. Well done girls.

Kim (Kimz Sewing Center), Julie, Angela, Helen and myself met up, and we caught up with Margret, Jenny ( and Jane other friends and the girls from the Angel.
Julie and Helen

Kim and Angela


Jenny and Margret


What a night, Pamela has been doing patchwork since 1983 and although a few quilts are missing there were still nearly 45 quilts for us to see. Just amazing. Up until 1998 - 2000 most quilts were hand quilted, then Pamela ventured into machine quilting. Check out, next week as Pamela should have all the photos we took for her on her new blog site by then. 

Here are a couple of photos of her quilts that I took last night, these are my favourites.

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I hope you all have a great weekend