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,