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,

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

News and New Web Designs

Hi Everyone,

I have been doing a lot of teaching this year at a beaut shop in town called, "Jiddi's Patch" - see home page for link, at a most wonderful group in the country called, The Bacchus Marsh Friendship Quilters, our local Geelong Guild and at the Barwon Heads group called Seachange Quilters; what great groups they have been and we have had so much fun. Quilters have the best sense of humour and we always manage to laugh at ourseleves a lot. It continues to amaze me that my classes fill up and I feel so lucky to be able to teach my "Appliqart" method. I would like to say a huge "thank you" to all of the girls who have been in my many classes this year, for your company and for making the time we spend together thoroughly enjoyable. Although I teach, I seem to learn so much from you all and I thank you.

This year I have had several designs in magazines, including Australian Patchwork and Quilting, Australian Country Craft and Decorating and a block in Homespun, as part of a quilt for the Starlight Foundation.

My husband, Ian, is currently updating the store on our web site and adding some new designs. Unfortunately, due to the rising cost of printing we have had to increase the price of our patterns; this is the first time in two and a half years that we have done so. However, we feel that they are still very reasonablly priced, especially given that they are all full sized.

The Geelong Patchwork and Quilters' Guild is holding our biennial quilt show on the 25th, 26th and 27th of November and I am looking forward to that. I am the Treasurer again this year and although it takes a lot of work to organise the show, it is truly worth it. Our small committee of Carole, Mary, Pam, Chris and myself, is a wonderful little group to be a part of. I would encourage you all to try to make it to the exhibition as there is something there for everyone to see. I have 5 quilts that I will put in the show - 3 that will be making their "debut". We also have a quilt challenge and our theme is, "Nautical" - not necessarily nice.

Til next time,

Happy Quilting,

Robyn and Ian

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pam Bono's new web site

Hi Everyone,

What great quilting weather we have been having here in the southern part of Victoria. It has been a delightful week or two of cold outside and warm and snuggly inside doing our quilting. It is times like this when it is so cold at night that I think about those who are homeless and much less fortunate than we are, and I always appreciate how lucky I am.

The garden is a bit of a mess with the leaves from the apricot and nectarine trees scattered in a carpet across the lawn. But they can stay there until they have all fallen because sure as anything, if I go out and clear them up we will have a windy day and the rest will fall. The seasonal changes that we experience here in the southern part of Australia are one of the things I love most about our climate.

I have continued to be busy and now have another pattern with a DVD on how to make my "Duet" design on Pam Bono's, Pam's Club, web site. Pam has worked so hard over a long period of time to create a new and wonderful web site, where for a small membership you can get the best free patterns and bargains. I am just so in love with Pam's magnificent creations and would encourage people to go and look and consider joining up. The link is

I have had two other patterns in the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine and continue to work on new designs.

Til next time,

Happy Quilting,