Just a quick update to catch you all up on what’s been happening here at Sewn Together.
I had an amazing day yesterday at Bernina Head Office in Sydney. I was given the opportunity to attend advanced Q-matic training with the Aggy Burczyk,
Bernina’s International Long Arm Product Manager. To be able to spend the day learning more and being able to ask a million questions about this machine was priceless.
Over the last couple of weeks in the studio, I have had the pleasure of working a couple of quilts that represent opposite ends of the sewing spectrum.
Firstly, I have had the pleasure of completing a long term UFO (Unfinished Object) in the most vibrant of colours. This was a project started many years ago and is a Drunkards’ Path variation with bias binding over the curved seams and finished with decorative stitching. The owner of the quilt has had many years of experience sewing and quilting and it’s so nice to see the variety of projects she has tackled. I attended the same workshop and am embarressed to admit, mine is not finished…but now that I have seen how great this looks, I’m very motivated to get it completed!
At the other end of the spectrum, I have been able to bring to life a quilt from a young woman who is just beginning her sewing and quilting journey. Although still a teenager, her enthusiasm and lack of fear have enabled her to tackle a project that many more experienced quilters would not tackle. I know that she has learnt a lot making this quilt – what to do and what not to do. She is definitely a ‘natural’ and I can’t wait to see her next project. Check out the gallery for more photos.
For those of you who are new to patchwork and quilting, I am very excited to announce that I am teaching a 5 week beginners course at Sewing Adventures at Salisbury in Brisbane. There is a daytime and an evening session. This is a perfect way to get started in stress free and relaxed environment. The course will cover basic skills such as rotary cutting and accurate piecing using a 1/4″ seam foot all the way through to quilting your lap quilt and finishing off with a traditional binding. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, just enthusiasm and a love of fabric. For more info, head over to Sewing Adventures website.
Heading to the Craft and Quilt Fair? Pop by Bernina Australia’s stand and say ‘hello’.
That’s all for this week. I hope you can find some sewing time this weekend. Some states have a public holiday on Monday so maybe that could be dedicated sewing day! For those who love the footy, you have a bumper weekend ahead of you.