Last week end I exhibited my work at the ICHF show “Sewing for Pleasure” at the NEC in Birmingham. It was very busy especially on the Thursday and Saturday.
I met up with lots of lovely people, and sold some books and kits.
One of the main reasons for doing the shows is to exhibit my work and let people see what I new work I have been making. I am never totally confident that my work will be well received.
I was absolutely amazed at how popular my new “jumpers” quilts were. All those many hours of stitching all seem worth it. I have been working at making a new book – a catalogue of all my Scandinavian inspired work and I think if it had been ready i think i would have sold lots of copies.
Nordic Journeys in Stitch should be ready for Festival of Quilts and will feature all the new Quilts and I will also have a kit to learn how to make them.
i have already made a handling sample ready for FOQ as people just couldn’t keep their hands off my quilts – they wanted to feel them and obviously try to work out how I had made them.
All will be revealed in August. I am teaching it first at the Bramble Patch in September.
The other 2 quilts that was very popular were my turnip quilt and the Early Morning Swim quilt. Again I will be teaching them at the Bramble Patch in the Autumn. I have Phil my photographer coming to take some good photos of them on Monday so will post some pictures another time.
I have finished my Elements Quilt this week (CQ Challenge)- I need to well ahead as I have so much teaching in the Spring. No photos now – will do later – if my quilt gets accepted.
Tuesday i spent the day teaching art to 6 year olds. Always a fun day but, such a different approach compared to teaching adults.
Yesterday i had a parcel arrive
Inside was a present for me, made by the Stitching Project
It is made from Mashroo (not sure that is the correct spelling) It is made from a very beautiful silk fabric and feels fabulous to wear.
I think i will wear it next time I give a talk – it has a beautiful sheen
Here I am wearing it – dreadful photos of me!
It fits beautifully!
The detailed stitching
Stitching on the scarf
Now I need to update my website and add the new Flower Kits to the “Shop” and write the instructions for the new kits