12 April 2011

Off to AQC ...

Everything is packed and ready to go, tomorrow morning I leave home to travel to Melbourne for the Australasian Quilt Convention. I cant recall how many there has been, but this is my second time of exhibiting.

We will be at stand 182, conveniently located close to the Quilt Displays, yeah! Please stop by and say hello. There are a few great reasons why you should stop by, and not just because we'll have a chat ...

1. Down Under Quilts #147 will be there HOT off the plane, I air-freighted in three boxes only, the rest are all sailing serenely towards our shores as we speak. So, if you want to be one of the first 120 people (that's all I've got!) to own a copy, come and see me.

2. On the front cover of said issue 147, there is a gorgeous quilt - Sarah Fielke's Ups and Downs. We will have this quilt live at the show to motivate you.

3. The fourth, fabulous issue of Down Under Textiles will be there, hot off the press.

4. While on the subject of Sarah, last week she launched a brand-new book - Quilting From Little Things. This is Sarah's first solo book, and it is truly magnificent! We will have limited stock - only 32 - of these also ... don't miss your copy!

5 thru to 1000+ there are many things to see and do at the 2011 AQC.


05 April 2011

Down Under Textiles #4 out soon - pass it on

Down Under Textiles issue #4 is running just a little late, but the good news is that it is only a few days away! I will be driving to Sydney (4hours round trip!) to collect boxes on Thursday, when they’ve cleared customs.

Here is a little about this issue – if you are tempted, then give us a call and order your copy NOW, or if you prefer to receive your magazine online, visit our website.

Threads, ribbons, fibres and glittery bits, products such as Tyvek, Lutradur and Textiva, along with some foiling, yarn bombing and free-motion stitching and viola – you have the forth fabulous issue of Down Under Textiles (even if I do say so myself!).

We show work from talented artists – the talented trio Zigzag, weaver Liz Williamson and explore the Indian influences on Fiona Wright’s personal life and art. There is a review of the annual ATASDA exhibition and we share some of the work from the Textile Tantrums exhibition – all of which will introduce some exciting and tactile pieces to tempt and influence.

Plus, there is the opportunity to put some of the ideas into projects – Samantha Pope shows you how to make pretty embellished brooches and Lynda Worthington shows you how to make a glamorous evening bag.

I hope that in the plethora of loveliness, brightness and intrigue you can find some good ideas to add to your experiments of the textile kind! Have fun, and as Neroli Henderson says ... never dismiss a medium that will add to your design concept just because it doesn't fit with anyone’s idea of what you 'should' use.

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