Friday, August 17, 2012

Keeping my Projects Moving

Hello!! Everyone,
I had an enjoyable day yesterday wandering around the Newcastle Craft and Sewing Show here from Thursday 16th August till Sunday 19th August from 10am till 4-30pm. More than 70 exhibitors selling their craft materials with Seminars and Workshops.  A door prize on entering for a chance to win a a Retro Style Sewing Machine for 1st prize. Value $659 . A second prize draw for a patchwork pack from Logans Patchwork Pack .Value $500 .I am still waiting for a phone call!!

The stall I thought was really creative exhibiting there was Patchwork with Gail B  phone (03)97293635  I just loved everything on display there.




These quilts on display are so inspiring from the Novocastrian Quilters inc The quilters is an Association which brings together people who have an interest in patchwork and quilting functioning since 1984 supporting local quilting and craft shops.
These are some of the fabulous quilts on display.










These last 2 photos are small quilts some quite contemporary with textiles and themes.

At the moment I am sewing my little quilties to send to Sandra Kayes Quiltie Trade for next month. A very satisfying and fun little project. I am keeping my projects moving along working on a couple at the same time. I did complete the top of my Storm at Sea Quilt, thank goodness I say! I found working with the  batik fabrics a nightmare as they were so stretchy and there was 49 pieces to each block.  It has a quite dramatic effect resembleing rolling waves. It is being made for my eldest Grandson.
 I look foreward to some sewing this weekend .The weather here for the weekend is forecast for the coldest weekend so far this winter. So I think the warmest place will be the sewing room.
Have a happy sewing weekend.
Jen x