Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sydney Quilt Show

Still recovering from this years Sydney Quilt Show! First up was two days at the judging of 400 quilts - a massive effort from all the volunteers. Then on to four days of the show.
I was thrilled to receive a 2nd place for my Road Trip quilt. Thanks to sponsor 2 Green Zebras for my prize. 

If that wasn't enough excitement our Springwood raffle quilt won a 3rd prize. Thank you Charles Parsons and Victorian Textiles. 

My other entry was Fish Pond. No prize here but nice to see it hanging. 

There were a couple of entries using my patterns. Pam Westmacott's Deco Lamp. Love that quilting. 

Diane Nilon's Scrappy Windmills looked great. 

And here's Robin Allan's version of Jacobean Star. She quilts her own on a long arm. Beautiful.
I met so many friends at the show and not just because I was on the Membership Desk for three days! It was lovely to catch up with Wendy Welsh, an IG pal from NZ.
A busy month ahead for me with three speaking engagements - not my usual thing but I'm sure I'll cope.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Coming up

On Saturday the 29thJuly at The Glover Cottages 124 Kent St in the Rocks I'll be giving a talk for the Quilt Study Group all about my favourite technique, foundation piecing. This is from their program:
"Inspiring quilt teacher, pattern designer and quilt maker from the Blue Mountains, Chris Jurd, will talk about Foundation Piecing and show us how her favourite technique figures in her work. Come along to pick up lots of tips and see some of her gorgeous quilts."
It's open to QuiltNSW members $5 fee and visitors $10 and includes afternoon tea. Too cheap!
It all kicks off at 2pm so please come along and bring your friends - I need an audience!
Also put in your diary the Misty Mountains Getaway held every year in Dorrigo.
I'm teaching three projects over four days 23-26 September and there are lots of other tutors on at the same time.
You can join me for  one day of piecing traditional blocks in a non-traditional manner - it's called Cut Loose as is a lot of fun. No rules - anything goes!

Another one day class is String Stars. Start on some big 20" string-pieced stars.

And the two day class is Strippy Sampler where you'll learn a different technique in each strip.
See the link above for all the details.

After all this action I'm off to Symposium in NZ then my Travelrite tour to Houston, but more about that later!