Weekend Retreat!

Recently I was lucky to spend some time catching up with these

lovely ladies again the this year at the

Lily Lane retreat in Lakes Entrance.

 

 

 

Show and tell is always popular, this version of Illusions had just been quilted.

All hand pieced in repro fabrics and looks absolutely stunning.

The photo doesn’t do it justice.

 

 

Also progress from a previous class I taught at Lily Lane,

this version of Twilight Clematis. (Flowers in progress)

 

 

A  couple of my new quilts were also displayed.

Spring Song.

 

 

and a new version of Boathouse Tavern.

 

 

And whats a retreat without a visit to the local patchwork shop, Lily Lane Too.

 

 

Lots of goodies to temp you, just a few made their way home with me.

 

 


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie

Feast – Christmas at The Johnston Collection

Many years ago, 2013 in fact artists and guilds

from the Mornington Peninsula were invited to

create works for The Johnston Collection.

This year work from the last four Christmases past

have been invited to exhibit their work once again.

Click here to read my post from 2013.

 

 

A close up  of some of the roses.

 

 

To read more about The Johnston Collection click here and here.

 
 


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie

More Class Up-date!

Another recent class, Twilight Clematis at Lily Lane.

These lovely ladies were busy making 3D flowers.

Thanks for the fun day.

 

 

Also got to spend some time at the Ninety Mile Beach.

A favourite spot of ours and incredibly we had the beach

to ourselves on this beautiful spring day.

 

 

 

All the spring flowers were in full bloom,

including this gorgeous pink blossom.

 

 

 
 


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie

Class Catch- up!

The gorgeous ladies in my Baltimore Album class at

The Sewing Bee Cafe have been busy

completing their blocks before the next class.

Looking forward to seeing all of their blocks come

together in the next couple of months.

 

 

As have the ladies in my Primrose Manor class,

also at The Sewing Bee Cafe. I love that there is such

diversity of fabrics in both classes.

 

 


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie

Playing Catch-up!

Lately I’ve been a slack posting on my blog.

Thinking that I had posted on Instagram as well as my blog,

but actually only posting on Instagram.

Over the next few days (or weeks) I will

endeavour to catch up with all that’s been happening.

 

 

I’m thrilled and delighted to receive first prize for my Primrose Manor,

at Victorian Quilters Showcase at the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Fair.

 

 

Some closeups of the 3d flowers, gorgeous fabrics and quilting.

 

 

Congratulations to all who entered theirs quilts into Showcase.

You are all winners!

 

 


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie

Class homework / Show & Tell!

Lots of homework completed at yesterdays

Baltimore Garden class

at The Sewing Bee Cafe.

 

Loving those bluebirds, both completely different

but both gorgeous.

 

 

Show and tell in class was a completed ‘Winter Blooms”

 quilt from a class last year this time in batiks.

 


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie

Class Show & Tell!

 

At a recent sewing day at

The Sewing Bee Cafe, lots of ladies who have been

attending my classes brought along the blocks

they had been working on over the holidays.

(Sorry for the blurry pics)

 

S-B Cafe B-G Jan17a

 

Beginners Applique class above,

Baltimore Garden class below.

 

S-B Cafe B-G Jan17b

 

 S-B Cafe B-G Jan17e

 

S-B Cafe B-G Jan17c

 

This one waiting for the 3D flowers we will be putting together next month.

 

S-B Cafe B-G Jan17d

 

I love to see these quilts coming together.

Well done ladies, your blocks are looking great.


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie

AQM – Australian Quilt Market!

Last weekend was spent at AQM,

catching up with lots of lovely store owners

and meeting new ones from here in Australia & overseas.

One of my latest designs “Primrose Manor” was on display

created from the latest Tilda range “Bumblebee”.

 

aqm-2016a

 

Also new, “Floribunda” – tote.

aqm-2016b

 

 

Will post more of my new designs over the next few days.

 


          Thank you for visiting
          Julie