Wowzers !!!! What an absolutely fabulous 4 days I’ve had as a Guest Artist at the Newcastle Stitches and Craft show. Thanks to Intocraft for the huge display area….
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to admire my quilt display and to have a chat… I do love to chat 😁 It’s also wonderful to be able to share little tips and tricks to help out fellow quilters.
I’ve had a great response to my announcement that I will be holding patchwork and quilting classes at my studio. Dates to come in the next few days….!!! I’m a bit excited 😁
Below are some pics of my stand for those that weren’t able attend… it was an explosion of colour 🌈🌈🌈
Happy to be spending 4 days talking quilting and being able to try out some new things that I don’t usually get time for….
Kezia… my 2019 Sydney show quilt
Spinner… circa 2014…. I’m currently working on the pattern for this quilt
Fertility…. circa 2014… my first award winning quilt!!!
Dorothy…. circa 2012…. she was a cover girl on Down Under Quilts magazine
Sabrina…. circa 2013 …. my most recent magazine project for Quilters Companion magazine
Elektra….circa 2017… the blocks were made during 100 blocks in 100 days challenge in 2016. The quilt was assembled and quilted to enter the SydneyQuilt Show 2017….
Stitching up some samples for classes I’m teaching next weekend….
A little bit of play time using my new couching foot and a design on the Bernina Qmatic. I love this so much I’m going to do a “wholecloth” quilt for my bed….
Thanks for stopping by and keep an eye out for my upcoming class list….
My mind runs at a million miles an hour …. It’s always about quilting (and travel, but I can’t do that all the time)… designing quilts, making quilts, quilting quilts and teaching people about quilts.
In my studio right now I’m working on a clients interesting custom quilt that I’ve been given free reign on… there may be octopi involved … lol
On my design wall is my Sydney show quilt that I’m working feverishly to get finished… I thought this might be the year that actually get it finished with plenty of time to spare… but unfortunately I lost a month because of a car accident… we’re all ok but the car didn’t fair so well….
And in a total squirrel moment today, cause I don’t have enough on my plate, I pulled fabric for my next quilt. In my defense it is for an upcoming magazine project so it’s completely legit….
Until next time
After many days of preparation, today was the first day of the Newcastle Craft Alive Show. This is my first SOLO stand at a show…. it’s very exciting! I had some great friends working my stand with me. Thanks to Rachael, Laura and Emma for putting up with my scatterbrain. I am a Bernina Longarm Dealer so I have 2 gorgeous machines on the stand. I also have a bunch of my quilts for sale. There’s a bit of fabric and heaps of laughter 😁 It was great meeting loads of quilty people and catching up with old friends.
We’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow
I see these gorgeous blocks on my Unicorn wall quilt every time I walk through to my studio…. they make me happy 😆
They are so much fun to make and great to use up lots of fabric bits ….
My friend Rachaeldaisy teaches this technique all over the place. If you get a chance to take one of her classes you’ll learn heaps….
I’m ready to go full speed into 2019…..!!!
There’s lots of fun things happening in the Mount Vincent Quilts studio this year. I’m taking my show on the road… to Newcastle. … to Craft Alive in March and Sydney Quilt Show in June. There’s so much more to tell but that will have to wait……
I’m looking forward to sharing more of my quilting process with you cause Sharing Is Caring 😆
Stay tuned as I attempt to be the most organised I’ve ever been. ..lol… 😂
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After the craziness of the Sydney Stitches and Craft show, I spent all last week picking up and delivering beautiful Bernina Q20 quilting machines. ….
My truck was full to the brim…. not once but twice !!!!
There are some very happy people right now!
Now to clean up this mess …. !!!
I had the great pleasure to join forces with the lovely Michelle Marvig to create this gorgeous quilt “The Explorer “. Michelle perfectly pieced the quilt top and I got to do my thing and quilt it to death with custom quilting.
I had loads of fun. There is tons of ruler work with both straight and curved rulers. I only used two fill designs, swirls and back & forth straight lines.
It is such a bold, bright quilt I didn’t want to take away from the design so I used matching thread and used designs to enhance the quilt.
Here she is !!!! Hangin in all her glory @quiltnsw show at the Sydney Quilt & Craft show. Thank you to everyone who has kindly let me know how much they love her too….. 121, six inch eight pointed stars…. 50 hours of quilting and 3 seasons of Outlander on Netflix
Above… my quilt show entry in progress
I’m excited to be working at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Show at Darling Harbour this Wednesday to Sunday. I’m there as an Authorised Bernina Q Series Longarm Quilting Machine Dealer selling beautiful Bernina Q20 sit down quilting machines, the wonderful Q24 stand up machine on a frame and the super special fully computerised Q24 Q-matic. ….
If you’re interested in longarm quilting and you’re in Sydney over the next five days, a visit to see these gorgeous machines in action would be great for you …..
Above… Fully Computerised Bernina Q24 Q-Matic
I’m excited to be starting fresh with this new website. This year has so far been a year of new beginnings.
I am the official Bernina Longarm Guru for Australia! I’ll be working shows and educating quilters on the new Bernina Q-matic longarm quilting machine. I’m working in two shops and of course, I’m quilting up a storm.
I would love for you to follow me on my adventures. ….