I have spent the last two days here learning to refine my machine quilting skills with Deborah Louie. Deborah is a well known quilter, teacher and regular contributer to Australian Quilters Companion ... but unfortunately she is blogless and does not have a web site that I can share with you.
I had a great couple of days and learnt many new skills. I tend to approach most things in life like a 'bull at a gate' and hopefully Deborah has helped me to at least try and overcome this trait! She is also very knowledgeable when it it comes to Bernina Sewing Machines so I also learnt many little extra things about my machine that will make it even nicer to use!!! Is this possible???
If you have the opportunity to do a class with Deborah or if you like the look of machine quilting and would like to have a go then I would highly recommend that you do a class! This is now my 3rd machine quilting class and I have learnt so much every time, little skills, tricks and techniques that could never be learnt from a book or by just having a go by yourself.
By the way do you remember this quilt?
The pattern for this quilt, Rainbow Lollypops, will be in the Australian Quilters Companion magazine's yearbook (that's a mouth full!) which goes on sale in January. My family are so very excited about this and if there is actually anyone out there that might like to purchase a copy of the magazine then I suggest that you be waiting for it to hit your local news agency or maybe get your self a subscription before January as I fear my family may well buy them all! :) Thank you Tracey!!!!
Tonight I am taking part in a blog sleep over, over at Fiona's place in her new creative space!!!!! Should be fun however my husband needs to do some reports so my participation will be spasmodic unfortunately. While the girls appear to be hitting the spirits I will be sipping tea, watching Star Trek Voyager & may be some DS9. So now that the kids are tucked in bed I need to decide my activity for the night .... sock monkeys...
pencil cases ...
or invites to Ben's birthday party. Mmmm what to do, what to do????
I hope you enjoy your Saturday night!
PS. Thank you all so very much for the kind birthday wishes for my beautiful babies. They had a fabulous day and are now looking forward to their parties which will be next week and the week after.
PSS. I also need to post about something else that has happened to me in this bloggy world but I have been told that I must hand over the computer to DH or else (not sure what the or else would be?). Thank you Lisa!!!! :)