As if Christmas and the holidays aren't enough...Kaffe and Brandon are coming to town! No matter how many times we top up the bays the Kaffe Fassett fabrics continue to come in and go out. Each collection has treasures that find their way into our hearts, stashes and quilts. Kaffe and his team of merry quilters continue to inspire us each year with books full of swoon worthy images. Images that make the imagination kick in and the creative side of the brain jump up and down with joy. At the moment we have the entire new collection of shot cotton stripes. When I look at them I am reminded of the first time many years ago I saw them...a mirage of divine colour combinations. In my stash I still have one of the original stripes stored as a treasure! I simply can't cut into it!
Cath has started a quilt with them using a 12'' 60 degree template. Quick quilts with fun tools are a mainstay in our collection. Funky! Fun! Facile...(that's French for Easy but it started with an "F"!)
There is something delicious and moody about these stripes and if i wasn't a slave to working toward the weekend I'd be cutting them up right now.
In February we are proud to be hosting a workshop and lecture with Kaffe Fassett and his partern in colour, Brandon. This duo has so much to offer toward taking us to the edge of colourful delight. We will be doing Kaffe's Big Bang quilt!!!! Nothing like a bit of a challenge to get us all up and clapping.
Sadly, the workshop sold out to our core but we have lecture tickets available. The lecture will be held on 15 February, 2014 at St Aloysius College followed by nibbles and chat on the rooftop! I wiggle in my seat anticipating sharing the beautiful aspect of Sydney with my favourite designers and our favourite quilting friends! Contact us at the shop by email or phone if you are interested in attending.
So, that is something big on the horizon...not just the bridge but the event! Just a few things left on the calendar before we turn it over to the new year. Crazy right? This past weekend on my way to the NSW Guild meeting I had a rare opportunity to stop in the shop on a Saturday. Much is my relief that after years and years and years of triple sporting events I now can slip away from the sidelines and visit the shop...health and travel permitting. Upon arrival I met the happy people in Marg's class working away on their projects. This is a classic photo of busy fingers and Marg, completely absorbed by Susan's quilt and about to empart some words of directional wisdom.
The quilts made in these classes radiate personality. Generally full of dedicated hand work there is one that might be done in short time but still resonate with the essenses of time!
That's it for me today. I am bursting at the seams to get up and go. My six week recuperation period is now complete and I am going for a run! I can't believe how hard it has been to sit still and now that it is over how much harder it will be to resume the exercise routine. A tiny part of me enjoyed not having the discipline routine for a while but I miss the surge of energy and the release of tension that exercise provides so here I go to find my runners...enjoy! k