It was another great Tuesday spent with my stitching friends and on the way there, there being Paraparaumu, Denise asked if we would mind making a detour to the Bernina shop in Raumati! Would we mind?..... She wanted to pin a quilt that morning and needed more pins so we forced ourselves! It was the Knitting group morning and I had a chat with the ladies of that group, and so admired what they were doing. Memo to self - take photos you nincompoop - remember, with a blog, a picture is worth a thousand words!!
So, pictures! here is the last item from the A&C Fair - and I have of course, saved the best for last.
And the lid has a stamped cutout saying Patented February 19, 1888
Last week I renewed by subscription to the New Zealand Quilter for another three years and was delighted to receive a fat quarter of fabric, a lovely gesture I thought.
If you click on the picture you will see it is Number One and under Advertising there is my name! I used to stitch with a group when I lived over in Wellington and Anne Scott belonged to that group. When Pacific Quilts folded Anne told us she was going to produce a quilting magazine to replace it - I was keen to support this venture and as my husband and I travelled quite a lot, I was given the oh-so onerous job of visiting all the quilt shops for their advertising. I had a ball and most reluctantly vacated the position when Anne's children were old enough for her to take over.
The magazine has gone from strength to strength and I make no bones about recommending it to quilters - what a showcase it is for the unique Kiwi style!!
I had so much fabric sorted for this quilt, that when I had the top finished I decided to do another but a different design. A friend said she had heard of a good idea, you take your 25 or so fabrics and cut all the pieces for a simple star block from each fabric, label some paper bags 1 to 5 [or however many pieces there are in the block] then give them a shake and take one piece from each bag and stitch the block! So I have done that, and pieced one as a strippy quilt with a border print from my stash.
Nice talking with you, keep warm,