For the first time in years I decided to do a couple of classes with some visiting American tutors, Judy Coates- Perez and Susan Brubaker Knapp. I know them both from their numerous articles in Quilting Arts magazine and they were both running classes about painting on fabric. I have dabbled in painting on fabric myself but it was fun to spend two days painting and getting a few hints on how to improve. Here are a couple of their quilts that they had on show to show you their beautiful work. They were both lovely teachers and many of my friends were in the classes with me so we had a very enjoyable time.
|Judy Coates Perez Quilt|
|Susan Brubaker Knapp Quilt|
Another of my friends was doing a four day pictorial applique class with David Taylor. David was also guest speaker on Thursday night and he was very amusing. David's quilts have won many awards and we were lucky that he had two of them on display.
|David Taylor- Cock of the Walk|
|David Taylor-Maynard detail|
|Helen Godden Quilt|
|Helen Godden's beautiful quilting|
|Rachelle Denneny Quilt|
The Rajah Award is given to an Australian quilter who has given above and beyond in quilting and its promotion and this year the very worthy winner was Jenny Bowker. I was lucky enough to be Jenny's quilt angel (helper) in her Saturday class and she is a very knowledgeable and generous teacher.
|Jenny Bowker's Quilt honouring Margaret Rolfe|
I did do some shopping as well and bought a bit of this and that.
|Stencils and paint|
|Lace, dye and beads|
Bye for now,