Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Another year gone !!!!! Can you believe it ?
I hope you all have a wonderful night tonight whatever you may do....
I wish you all good health , happiness and hope you finish off a few of those started projects in the new year
Kerry xxx

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Winner is .......

Lissa Jane
Thanks to all who left their lovely comments.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas & all the Best for 2009.
Kerry xxx

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Giveaway

"Santa's Toys"
"Christmas Ball"
"Santa's Surprise Sack"
" Moosey Bottle Bag"

Hi Everyone.
Here are a few of my new Christmas projects.
All you need to do is tell me which pattern you would like to win and who you would love to make my project for.....easy as that...
I know it's to late for this year BUT at least you will have a real early start on Christmas 2009...loll.
Closing date for my giveaway will be the 19th of December 2008.
If you mention my giveaway on your blog I will entry you for a second chance...So good luck to you all.
Can't wait to hear form you.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

All My Santa's Quilt

Here is a photo of my latest quilt pattern.
I called it "All My Santa's" as the different Santa's I have designed over the years modelled for my quilt panel.
The name of the Santa's in the quilt are
Santa & His Snowmen,
Santa & Moosey,
Santa's Gifts,
Santa & Snowie.
I had so much fun painting and stitching the panel BUT I nearlly ran out of time to complete it for the I called on my beautiful little sister Marg to help me with the applique the end she completed three quarter of the blocks for a big thank you to her xxx
A dear Friend of mine picked it up on the Monday afternoon and had it back to me Tuesday night quilted......a job well done...thanks ...
So as you can just see in the picture below it made it to the fair...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


My Stand at the AQM.

I have been busy busy busy!!!!!

I have been to Bendigo, Warrnambool & over to Tassie in the last month tutoring. What a ball I have had meeting with the most lovely ladies, I am very lucky to be able to do what I do.

I had my dear friend Paul that I told you about that I had lost contact with down on holidays for a week....we had a wonderful time catching up and will see him again when we head to Sydney for a few days over Christmas.

I had the AQM (Australian Wholesale Quilt Market ) 2 weeks ago in Melbourne. I will add a picture of my stand. You will have to let me know what you think of it...loll.. It was my first time on my own there sooooooo I was a little nervous BUT all went well, catching up with shop owners and other tutors I have had the pleasure teaching for and teaching with.

Off to Bendigo again this Friday to teach my latest Santa then back to Warrnambool for a painting fabric class...the last for the year.

Is anyone out there organised for Christmas yet ?... I can assure you I'm not...loll

Cheers for now I better get to bed....hope you have all been well.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Warraknabeal Workshop

My stand at the Bacchus Marsh Quilt Show.
Hi Everyone.
Hope you are all well.
I have been busy and a tad slow updating my blog...sorry.
Went to Warraknabeal for a workshop back in October, the same weekend the local patchwork group held their quilt exhibition. The local girls asked me to have a stand at their show and of course I said "yes" before I checked my I had 2 places to be at on the same weekend didn't I a good friend of mine Vivienne came to the rescue and worked the stand at the local show for me on the Saturday.
Gail Pan and I traveled up to Warracknabeal together and had a great weekend.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Yarragon Workshop

My 3 projects for the weekend.
The patterns are now available.
Santa's Helper.
A Christmas Ball with 4 different painted panels.

Gift Table Placement Bag.
Gail, Viv, Amanda, Me and Natalie.
Some of the ladies hard at work.
What a wonderful day had by all at Candleberry Country's Workshop in Yarragon.
The tutors for the weekend were Amanda, Viv Robinson and Gail Pan.
The venue is a quaint, cosy hall, fantastic food and a bag full of goodies, what more could you want.
All my projects had a small section painted, so I conducted a mini fabric painting class. What fun the ladies had, most were worried that they couldn't paint BUT by the end of the day had their projects done ready for the stitching and very pleased with themselves.
Cheers Kerry x

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Harrieteville Weekend

The hand pieced wheel I did on the weekend.
My friends , Jennifer, Jenny & Wendy.
Magnolia Tree in bloom.
Part of the gardens and hills.
I have been busy and away twice since my last post.I have been up to Harrieteville with 3 friends for a weekend of sewing, eating and was bliss.
I did a hand piecing class with a very talented girl named Yelena, she has a patchwork shop in Beechworth.
The setting where we stayed is just gorgeous, surrounded by hills and the gardens superb.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The winner is....

"Congratulations" to Quilterpolly.
Thank you to all the ladies who entered my little competition, I just love reading your stories......some made me cry some made me laugh BUT they all had a happy ending. "Fantastic". Thanks for sharing.
I am off to Harrietville for a weekend of sewing...will tell you all about it on my return.
Until then have a wonderful day.
Kerry xx

Sunday, August 24, 2008


... A view form our room in Sydney...
Back home from Sydney and what a wonderful time we had.
Arrived on the Saturday morning, had lunch then a massage.....ummmmm. that's the
Went to the "Cirque Du Soleil" while we were up there....what a fantastic show, if you ever get the chance to go it is well worth it.
Caught up with some dear friends of ours, Paul, John and sister in law Denise. Had dinner on the Saturday night, at John and Denise's fabulous renovated 3 story warehouse apartment 10 minutes form the heart of Sydney.
We lost touch with Paul and his family about 10 years back when he moved to Sydney. He googled my name and found me again....what wonderful things computers are.
If any of you have a story about finding old friends or relatives on the computer I would love to hear from you.
I will be giving away 1 of my "Memory" patterns as a prize.
The finishing date for this giveaway will be Thursday the 12th of September.
(mention my giveaway on your blog to get an extra entry).

Can't wait to hear from you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gold Coast

I am just back from the Gold Coast, spent a few days up there with a friend of mine and her son while our men were on a car rally up through the middle of Australia.
The weather was beautiful, warm in the day, cold at night, just how I like it.
I did get a little sewing done while I was up there for the coming workshop in Yarragon. I will have to give you a peek of my projects over the next few stay
One day we went out whale watching....I felt as if the whales were playing hide and seek that day.Here is a picture of the back of 2 of the whale's that we saw.

We also went up to the new "Q Deck" while we were there...Boy!!!!! what an amazing view. It was well worth the visit.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What I have been up to.....

Hi everyone.
I have been flat out since my last post.
I did a Christmas in July fabric painting workshop at Pentland Patchwork, the local patchwork shop. We all had a wonderful day.
Thanks to a friend of mine Bernadette for the extra help and set of hands.

Another class I held was for a group of ladies from Bendigo. They rent a house in Dalesford and have for the last 2 years, they invited me up there for the day to show them how to do a little fabric painting and water colour pencils, what fun we had.
They would have completed 4 projects each, so they do have a little stitching to do over the next few months.
I still have a few workshops coming up in the next few months.
September in Yarragon.
October in Warrnambool and Warracknabeal.
November the AQM.
December back at Warrnambool.
If you would like to know more about these workshops or would be interested in coming please just contact me.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Forgot to show you these.

Sorry but I had forgotten to show you the projects that I made for Evandale workshop.
So here they are......

Monday, July 21, 2008

Antique Quilt

I finally picked up my antique quilt while I was over in Tasmania.
...It's just gorgeous....
What do you think?
It was made in the 1930's and has over 3500 pieces of fabric in the tiny triangles. The wadding is sooooooooo fine it's nearly none existent.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Evandale Workshop July 2008

Hi everyone.
I am home from Tasmania.
What a wonderful few days I had over there.
My sister Marg and I flew into Hobart on the Wednesday afternoon.
I spent Thursday with the girls at "The Quilted Crow" then drove down to Launceston Thursday night.
Friday morning was spend setting up the hall...
"Saturday" the "Big" Day.
All 70 ladies and tutors had a wonderful time.
The tutors on the day were :- Vivienne Roberson, Brenda Ryan, Joy and myself.
I even had the time to caught up with Lillian from "Esme's" in Kings Meadows on the Friday afternoon.

Sunny Stones Retreat

My few days are up at "Sunny Stones" retreat was fantastic....only 10 minutes from what a way to spend the weekend...with great company, sewing, reading, drinking and eating.
Vivienne (a good friend of mine) and her daughter Lou organise the weekend every year for a small group of sewing friends.
We arrive on the Friday afternoon and don't leave the place until the mid- day Sunday.
We all get a goodie bag full of surprises and giveaways all weekend.
The theme this year was "Pink" so we all had to dress in pink for dinner on the Saturday night....
As you can see in the above photos...."Dame Edna" graced us with her

The new name for my quilt is.........


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thanks Everyone.

I'd like to thank those who gave suggestions for naming my new quilt.
I will let you know within the coming week what name I decided upon.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's time to help me with a name.

Hi everyone.
I have nearly finished my quilt, just need to add the borders!!
Now I need a name.
Put on your thinking caps and send in your ideas. Sorry for the urgency but I need a name by Tuesday 8th July, before I head off to Tassie.
Which ever name I love will be the winner of a "free" pattern of the quilt.
Thanks for your support.
I am really looking forward to see what you can come up with!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Design

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all well.
I have been busy working on a new design ..... not sure what to call it yet BUT am sure something will come to me before I finish it.
It has a big painted then stitched panel across the width of the quilt...I will give you a peek at each end of the design today and the middle section in a couple of days when I do a bit more of the stitching.
I am going away with a group of ladies this weekend called "quilters of the big room" to a local retreat. So I will take my panel and the patchwork section to work on in "peace" for a couple of days and hopefully nearly complete it.
I may even call upon you ladies to help with the naming of my quilt if I can't come up with something.....maybe a pattern of the quilt as the prize....ummmmm. sounds like a good my site over the new couple of weeks to see the finished project and see what you can come up with.
Until then take care.
Kerry xx

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A sneak preview.

Here is a sneak preview of 2 of the projects I have designed for the Evandale workshop.

If you and your friends are free on the 12th of July and interested in attending our workshop, just contact me at or Chris at for a discount on group bookings.
With cheap airfares, why not spoil yourselves to a full day of sewing.
All inclusive, a bag of goodies, high tea, roast luncheon followed by devonshire tea.
There wil be 4 tutors in attendance, Brenda Ryan, Vivian Robinson, Christine Book and me.
Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hi everyone.
I hope you all had a great weekend....
I have been busy over the last few weeks designing and stitching a few new projects for a workshop in Tasmania in July.
"Heritage Day in Evandale"
It's set in a gorgeous historical town called Evandale, just 15 minutes out of Launceston......the town is full of history, B&B's, antique shops, bakery and a great pub for dinner, there is a small country market every Sunday morning up the main street.
Over the next few days I will give you a peck at the projects I have made for the ladies attending.
Have a great day.....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Visiting Perth.

!!!!! Hi everyone !!!!!
I'm back........What a wonderful time I had in Perth.
Sue meet me at the airport and took me back to our lovely apartment right in the heart of the city which we called "home" for the next week.
We sat up until 1.30am the first night (which was 3.30am to me, my home time) catching up and planning our coming week.
The 1st day we spent at the "Stitches & Craft" show, there were some amazing quilts in the quilt display.
We went fabric, clothes, shoe, ball gown (for Sue), bag and watch
We had a deluxe pedicure and reflexology massage on our sore feet...(after all that shopping) at "Revive Day Spa" what a fantastic treat that was.
We totally spoiled ourselves for the week.
Went on a night tour of Perth & Freemantle, stopping at "Ciccerello's" number 1 in fish & chips.
If you ever get the chance to visit's a clean, beautiful City.
This cocky was painted on calico then machined stitched.
Sue and I at "Ciccerello's"
A view from our apartment window. You could "almost" say we had a water
The Swan River.These are some of the beautiful fabrics I brought while I was in Perth.
The blue pile is to make a new quilt for my middle son Beaus bed.I brought these from a gorgeous shop in Mosman Park called "Calico & Ivy".
The other lot are my my Dear Jane Quilt collection, civil war fabric from "Carols of Midland", one of the largest patchwork shops in Perth.
It was well worth the visit.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Congratulations to:-

"Angie" Norththreads...... "CONGRATULATIONS" Angie, you are the winner of my Mother's Day giveaway.
I would like thank once again "ALL" the ladies who shared their special day with us.....
It's a hard, but rewarding job being a mother.
I am heading to Perth on Tuesday to spend some time with a dear friend of mine "Sue".
We will be going to the Craft show while I'm there, so pop in again soon for a look at what I brought and what we get up to .....loll.
Until then...take care.
If any one is interested in purchasing any of my patterns, you can either contact me directly (overseas customers only) or contact one of the shops that stock my patterns .

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Not long to go.....

Thanks to everyone out there, that has taken the time to share your Mother's Day with us.
Being a mother is a very "special" job, so everyday is Mother's day really.
Good luck to you all, only 1 day to go then I will contact the winner via email if you have 1, then post it on the front page.
Good luck to you all.
Kerry x

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers Day Giveaway

Its Monday morning and time for our "giveaway" to begin.
I have chosen 2 patterns shown above for the prize, you have a choice of either. Both patterns seemed to suit the occasion "Fresh Flowers" cushion and "Dimples & Harry" a mother & son.

As I just loved hearing all your stories about Antiques quilts, whether you had one or not was just so lovely.

All you need you to do is leave a comment to share with us , what you did for Mother's Day (and mention my giveaway on your blog to get an extra entry) to be in the draw for a free pattern of your choice from the above 2.
Entries close Sunday 19th May.
Good Luck

Mothers Day

I had a lovely Mother's Day roast dinner spend at home with my hubby, our 3 boys (men really) sister Marg, her hubby and 2 boys.
I got 3 bunches of beautiful flowers, chocolates and new PJ' .
I hope you all had a wonderful day.
Cheers Kerry.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mothers Day Giveaway

Come back and visit me on Monday for another chance to win one of my patterns....not sure which pattern...I will surprise you Monday.
Hope all you mums have a wonderful day Sunday.


Vivenne, me and Karen.
I was in the Monbulk area on Wednesday and dropped into "Mrs Martins Patchwork Shop".....What a great shop. Well worth the visit if you are ever in the area.
I even caught up with a friend who was stitching with the Wednesday morning sewing group,Vivienne Robinson. I have taught with Viv at a couple of different venues around the country side and again this July in Evandale in Tasmania.
Spend a few hours there, had lunch and left with a fabric goody bag....yummy. Some civil war fabric to add to my stash for my Dear Jane quilt......I have completed 2 squares...well on the
Karen the owner made me sooooooooooooo welcome...
Thanks Karen.

Friday, May 2, 2008

A Big Thank You.

I would like to thank all the ladies you left their comments regarding my NEW blog and stories about their Antique Quilts.....I have had a ball reading them all.
Make sure you visit me again real soon for the next giveaway...
Until then

The Winner Is.......

The winner of my pattern
"Vintage Floral Dishes"
is Sherry from the United States.
Congratulations Sherry
I hope you enjoy making my quilt as much as I did creating it.
Cheers Kerry

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Antique Quilts

Free Pattern Give Away:
My sister "Marg" and I arrived in Hobart on the Friday morning before the Autumn Gathering.
We stopped off at The Quilted Crow patchwork shop, which proved to be an expensive exercise as we both ended up purchasing an Antique Quilt each....ahhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!
We were helping the girls move a few things around the shop when we fell in love with them....they feel sooooo soft....the hand piecing and hand quilting on them is amazing.
I will post a picture of my quilt for you to see when I get if off
Have any of you ladies got 1 or maybe 2 antique quilts ?
I would love to hear from you.
Leave a comment (and mention my giveaway on your blog to get an extra entry) to be in the draw for a free pattern .
Good Luck...
Cheers Kerry

Autumn Gathering

Here we are at the Autumn gathering.
From the left is Lynette Anderson, from Queensland
Leonie & Deirdre from
The Quilted Crow and yours truly .....
What a great day had by all.
I meet up again with a few familiar faces and had the pleasure to meet a lot more like minded craft women.

This is the Hall all decked out for the 70 lovely ladies booked in for a wondering day of chatting, sewing, sharing and feasting on the delicious food the girls organised for the day.
The bags on the tables were full of goodies and a few surprises.

Autumn Gathering

This is the beautiful "Curries" B&B in Richmond, where the girls from
The Quilted Crow put us up for the weekend.

"Curries" B&B
All that green grass was a lovely sight....they even had the spinkler going.
This is another part of the garden at " Curries" B&B in Richmond.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Life's Treasures & Pleasures

I have finally finished my Block Of The Month.
"Life's Treasures & Pleasures"
It is a combination of applique and simple stitches.
It's available from me as a pattern pack only.
You can email me for pricing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dimple's & Harry

I would like to introduce my new girl and her little friend "Dimples & Harry" I have just finished them this afternoon. They are made from tea dyed calico, Dimples dress is made from tea dyed cheese cloth.

I am taking her on her first trip to Hobart for my Autumn workshop this weekend.
I will take some photos while I am there and show you next week on my return. Take care. Cheers Kerry

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Snowball Season

This is one of my quilts from last season....I went mad on Snowmen and civil war fabrics in blues and browns.
It is simple stitchery and pinwheel patchwork piecing.
I colour washed the snowmen in fabric paint.