Last week we had our Art Quilters break up party at our favourite Chinese restaurant and they gave me a beautiful bunch of flowers as a thank you for leading the group.
We got one of the waiters to take our photo, I feel very lucky to know such a creative and supportive group of women.
Last Saturday Waverley Patchworkers hosted the Victorian Quilters Spring gathering. We had a great day of talking, laughing, sewing, eating and shopping, just perfect really.
Last Sunday I did a class with Alison Holt a machine embroidery teacher from the UK. It was actually a two day class but because of the Spring Gathering, I could only do day 2. Alison didn't mind because I have done classes with her before.
I have been a fan of hers for a long time and have all of her books.
The class over the weekend was called Textures in Nature, but I have also done, Up Close and Personal, Reflections and the Waterfalls class. Alison has such a lovely manner and is an absolutely wonderful teacher. I highly recommend that you take a class with her one day.
These are a couple of Alison's samples to give you an idea of what we were working on over the weekend.
I found it quite relaxing to spend the day trying to get different effects on trees and leaves. I especially liked learning how to do the moss on the tree on the top photo.
It's been a busy year and now most of the big events are over now and I might be able to get a bit more sewing done.
Bye for now,