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