Monday, 30 June 2014

Still Life Surface Design


Surface Design Workshop from Quilt Routes

I am teaching two 90 minute workshops at this years Festival of Quilts.
The workshop is about playing and having a bit of fun. Experimenting with paint and getting ideas.

Surface Design Workshop from Quilt Routes

The good news for me is that the workshops are just about sold out, but there is one space left on the Friday and two spaces left on the Saturday. Details here on the Festival of Quilts website.

I did a run through with some friends to check on timings and here is Michelle's finished piece, done in a really unique way.

Still Life Surface Design

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Friday, 27 June 2014

More of the same .....fabric friday

hand painted fabric Quilt Routes

hand painted fabric Quilt Routes

Yes... more fabric painting going on over here.
I have been doing some stitching and hope to show you some of that soon.

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

An Introduction

hand painted fabric


It is that time of year again when I start thinking about my preparations for this year's Festival of Quilts.
It's heads down as I get lots of fabric painting done.

This year however, things are going to be a bit different, because I am going to have a "booth buddy".
Let me introduce you to my friend Anne Maundrell.

Anne Maundrell


Anne, another Brit by birth, is at present living in Brunei Darussalam, on the island of Borneo.
I spent several years living and working there myself but our paths didn't cross then. I discovered Anne and her work via blogland. Once I saw the beautiful rain forest inspired quilts that she makes I just had make contact.

Anne Maundrell
Anne's entry into last year's festival for which she earned a Judge's Choice Award


Long story short, Anne likes to travel back to U.K. at the same time as the Festival takes place, and we have been meeting up there almost every year for about the past five years. This year she is taking her own booth and we have decided to double up in order to have a more open space.

One of the things we are hoping to do is to produce a piece about our opposite places of abode, which should be interesting!

Anne Maundrell

I am looking forward to this year's Festival. I don't want to tempt fate but i am feeling slightly more prepared than I have done in the past, although there is still a lot of work to do.

Anne Maundrell

I am really looking forward to seeing one of Anne's "Forest Giant" pieces (above) because although I haven't told her this, it is one of my favourites.
See Anne and her work on her website, blog and Facebook page, and don't forget to come back and see what we get up to.

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Preparations

hand painted fabric by Quilt Routes

It is that time of year again when my thoughts turn towards August and this year's Festival of Quilts.

hand painted fabric from Quilt Routes


This will be my third year at the show. I never have enough hand painted fabric. I could always have sold more, a fact for which I am very grateful.


So it is time to put my nose to the grindstone and get painting!!

hand painted fabric by Quilt Routes

It will be a busy few months but I hope to share some new designs for art quilts and landscape quilt patterns and what will be a lot of new pieces of painted fabric! 
If you don't see me here too often I will be over on Instagram and Facebook. These days I have to confess that I find it so much easier to post a quick photo and then get on with the work!. I will be blogging when time allows :D

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