Saturday, April 26, 2014

Works In Progress in my Classes at Jiddi's Patch

Hi Everyone,

I want to share with you some of the current works in progress (WIP's) in two of my classes at Jiddi's Patch. They are being made using my turned edge applique method - not needle turn. The girls are encouraged to make some of the houses on their quilts like family homes or places which are relevant to them.

This is Birgitt's WIP on Wattle Day
Carol's WIP of On The Village Green - these are two of Carol's houses which she has designed herself.

Heather's WIP of On The Village Green

Jan's WIP of On The Village Green

Ros's WIP of On The Village Green

Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Christmas to All

Hi Quilters,

I would like to wish you all out there a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful happy and healthy 2014.

I would also like to say a big, "Thank you" to so many people who have been involved in my quilting life throughout this year. To Jill, Chrissie, Bette, Sonya and Jan at the shop, the biggest "Thank You" for your warmth, your laughter and for creating a most beautiful place to work and teach.
Jiddi's Patch is a shop where everyone is made to feel welcome and it provides so many of us quilt junkies with the soul satisfying therapy that we all need to keep us happy and stitching.

"Thank You" to the many wonderful girls in my classes this year; both the applique classes and the machine quilting classes. You make my role as teacher a joyful one as you are so willing to take on what I throw at you and always happy to give things a go.

I have been both amazed and inspired by some of the work you have brought in to show me that you have completed as a result of doing my classes and I can't thank you all enough because I love, "Show and Tell". Plus, it means that you are going away and utilising the skills that you have learned.
Many of you have returned time and again to my different classes and I hope that will continue and that I see you again in 2014. At Jiddi's we are planning several new classes for next year, mainly as a result of requests from girls who have been in my classes throughout this year and we would love to catch up with you again.

I would also like to thank Elaine and Louise at Express media for your support and publication of my designs and for being wonderful to work with.

I hope you all enjoy a break of some sort and some stitching or quilting that makes your heart sing.

Best Wishes,


Monday, October 14, 2013

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that there are some new patterns on the web site for you to have a look at.

Happy Quilting,


Thursday, January 10, 2013

A New Block! Or is It?

Hi Quilters,

I hope everyone out there had an enjoyable Christmas and Happy New Year. Let's hope that 2013 is a good year filled with lots of laughter, good health and  friends and quilt or craft making.

Working in a fabric shop, as I do, where I teach applique and machine quilting, can be a bit of a hazard at times because of all the magnificent fabric and quilting accessory temptations thrown into my path. This week I succumbed to Michele Hill's beautiful fabrics from the Dear William range - how divine they are.

I decided to make a 9 block small quilt, with alternating pieced and applique blocks, and border it with one of Michele's beautiful border prints. In doing so I think I may have come up with a new block; I wondered how we are able to find out if a block that we think we have come up with has actually not been invented before!! There are so many out there that not long ago I had the feeling that it might be almost impossible to come up with a new one.

I may have to get my husband's assistance and post a photo of my block.

Does anyone have any idea how we would know about this?

I wish you all safety, happiness, freedom and laughter.

Happy Quilting,


Friday, August 3, 2012

Victorian Quilters Showcase

Hi Everyone,

I had 3 of my quilts in the quilt Showcase last week in Melbourne and I won 3 wonderful prizes.
"Adorable Adelaide"  won First, in the Mainly Applique Professional category and also won the Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting category. I couldn't believe it and have been over the moon.
My quilt, "We Will Remember Them", which is a tribute to our soldiers,  past and present, won First in the Art Quilt category, as well. I was so happy as I really like that quilt and enjoyed every minute of making it.

At Jill's shop (Jiddi's Patch) where I teach applique, I am going to start teaching domestic machine quilting. I am really looking forward to that, although with a little trepidation as I have never taught quilting before. But it should be fun and I am sure there will be lots of laughter as there generally is in classes.

I hope you are enjoying your quilting. Til next time. Robyn

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 2012

Hi Everyone,

I am still doing lots of teaching and Ian is currently in the process of putting some of the projects that I offer for classes on our web site. I really enjoy the teaching aspect of quilting and sharing my ideas and creations with girls through classes. I continue to teach at Jiddi's Patch in Geelong city which is a wonderful quilt shop with the most inviting, warm and friendly atmosphere.

I am working there for one day a week as well and thoroughly enjoying it. The girls in the shop, Jill, Chris and Bette are always happy to assist quilters and spend time helping them when they need it.

I took up a wonderful opportunity recently to go up to Albury where I grew up and teach some classes up there, too, at Avonleigh Country Quilting. So Ian and I packed up the caravan and off we went. It was a lovely time with some great classes. Thank you to Sharon and Kay and all of the girls.

It seems to be a very cold winter here and I long for some sunshine. However, it is great quilting weather. So happy quilting til next time.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

GP&QG Exhibition 2011

Hi Everyone,

If you have checked out my web site you will know about my wins at the Geelong Quilt Exhibition held in November, as my husband, Ian, has had a fun time putting photos on the site for all to see.
For those of you who don't know, I won four prizes, which were:
Best In Show for, "Adorable Adelaide",
Best Art quilt for, "We will Remember Them",
Best Handwork for, "Jacobean Jumble", and,
Members' Choice for, "Horse Play", which was for our theme challenge.
The theme for the Exhibition was "Nautical" - not necessarily nice! My horses were sea horses.
The display of quilts was fabulous. It was a very successful Exhibition and well attended by people from right across the country.
It has been a big year this year and I have taught loads of classes which have been a lot of fun.
I am hoping to get some more videos and patterns on the web next year, so keep an eye out for those.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy 2012.

Til' next time,
Happy Quilting,