Touring Quilt

Found out yesterday that one of my quilts has been accepted in to the Hidden Histories exhibition so it will tour to the following events

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Westpoint Centre Exeter: 26-29 September 2013
Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Event City Manchester: 6-8 February 2014
Creative Stitches, SECC Glasgow: 6-8 March 2014
Sewing For Pleasure/Fashion Embroidery & Stitch, NEC Birmingham: 20-23 March 2014
Creative Stitches/Fashion Embroidery & Stitch, Excel London: 3-5 April 2014

Looks like I will have quite a bit of work of the above shows as I have a demonstrator stand at Manchester and will be part of an exhibition in Birmingham.

Our Voyage quilts might also be at the London show

All very exciting!

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New Journal Quilt

I am not doing very well these days at keeping my blog updated – just too much to do and the weather has been too good to spend any more time sitting at the computer.

I am almost ready fro FOQ now

Book has gone to print

Kits have all been written, all parcels have arrived from India.

More information about them to follow

Cards all printed

I have to fill in the forms for the Ailsa Craig Quilt Exhibition in Canada today.

I completed my July Journal Quilt this week. Sometimes I do pieces of work quickly just to remind me of some good times I have had. This small quilt is to remember the fabulous Welsh blankets that the lovely Quilting ladies took me to see when I was teaching in wales at the beginning of the month. I loved the colours and these ones were quite different from the usual colours I work in.

I dyed some felt using acid dyes and then made a screen print by cutting into a piece of paper and screen printed the patterns on to the felt. I added some block print and some stitch to make it look like a woven blanket.

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As always with my Journal Quilts – happy memories!

I started my “All in a Day’s Work” piece yesterday – the deadline is not until December but I wanted to start it as I felt inspired.

It will be part of the CQ Suitcase collection and will tour around the country

I took the photo in Bat Yam – just outside of Tel Aviv

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I drew the outline on heavy calico and have started to add some applique

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New Book

I havent had a chance to post anything on my blog for what seems like weeks as I have been so busy…..

My entry for FOQ is finished and boxed up and ready to go.

My new book is almost finished, and will be ready for FOQ.

New Flower Kits instructions have been written.

New Indian Ladies Kits instructions have been written

1000 new cards have been printed

so yesterday I thought about some of the new pieces of work i need to get on with

A Red quilt

July Journal Quilt

A quilt for the new Contemporary horizons Challenge

A new Voyage Quilt

Here are some drawings for the Red quilt

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I have going to be involved in a project

Out of the Kitchen

I have to make the first stage of a piece that will then get sent to Afghanistan, where a women there will continue with my stitching, it will then be sent back to me where I will continue, and then a women from Afghanistan will finish it.

It will be exciting to see what happens. I have done this, so that there is plenty of scope for decoration on the dress. I have to accepted first!IMG_2125 IMG_2127 IMG_2128 IMG_2129