Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
I'm trying very hard to encourage more of my students to enter next year. We had a great day on Sunday and I would love to share that feeling with more people. Maybe next year you could have a go? There is a special extra category at Sandown next year. "In the pink" all the entry fees from that category will go to Breast Cancer Care. What more excuse do you need to have a go. You can support charity, get a ticket to the show and get the thrill of seeing your work hung all in one go. The entry forms are available from here. The one you need for "In the pink" is "National Quilt Championships 2012". See you at Sandown next year.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
My quilts did OK in the show. My three bed quilts and Tet's were hung in a row, our own mini gallery. The left most two each picked up Judges Merit awards. Given the quilts that won the category, I'm thrilled with that. I lost count of how many times I said that a lot has to do with who/what beats you. If you lose bed quilt or hand quilting to Sandy Lush you really can't take it too badly. One friend I looked at the show with was very upset that a bed quilt only got third, ditto the one that came second, then she saw the winner.
Victorian Steampunk, my dress, was a but of a nightmare to deliver and display. I thnik the show did well given they needed to stop people standing on the train. Yes it would have been lovely to have it in a position where people could walk right around it, but that really wasn't possible at that venue. The dress collected third place in wearable art.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The photo today is from Fridays talk. As you can see it was a good size hall with a stage (thank goodness) and a great turn out. From the feedback I've had a good time was had by most if not all. Hope to see some of you at Sandown. I will be going on Friday and Sunday.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Today I am having lunch with Gone to Pieces near Amersham. After lunch I will try and keep them awake with my quilts. The straight after lunch slot is a tricky one. Full warm people do tend to fall asleep. I don't take it personally but I do challenge myself to try and keep them all awake. I usually fail.
Saturday, June 04, 2011
It's half term for my regular classes so I decided it was time for me to work on something of my own. I've been putting off my new wholecloth until I had the zippers on the frame. I know this quilt will take a lot of time so I have to be able to take it off the frame and do customer work in between. I had planned it to be a square quilt about 100" but the hand dyed cloth is too good to cut so it has ended up a slightly larger rectangle. After three days solid work I am just over half way putting in only the big motifs. I love it but it won't be quick. I am hoping it might be done for the Harrogate show in September but I won't promise anything. If I miss that deadline I should have it done for the Scottish show.