Saturday, October 15, 2011

Workshop Warracknabeal

The weekend found us in Warracknabeal at a wonderful workshop hosted by the lovely Shirley and Dell from Quilters Harvest.
We were welcomed to Warrack with a homestyle dinner of casseroles and amazing desserts.
 Thank- you to Dell and Vic for your gengerous hospitality.                                                                                 
 Ladies from far and wide joined us to enjoy two days of food, fun and fabric.
 I launched two of my  new designs that include 'Birdena' - the pin cushion and scissor keep and a lovely yo-yo shoulder bag (pictured).
It was great to be joined by Viv Robinson from Viv's Creations and Lisa Cantlay from Fig"n"Berry sharing their sewing expertise!  The hospitality continued Saturday night when we were taken to the 'Rusty Nail' for dinner. The restaurants history and memorabilia was amazing and impossible to take in one night.                                 
Now there are two attractions to Warrack - the Quilters Harvest and the Rusty Nail! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Heading to Canada & the US.

My hubby and I are heading overseas this Monday 5th of September.
We had the trip planned BUT put it on hold after Beau's accident... all is great with him now so we have decided to go.
I will try and keep you updated while we are away IF I can get the computer working.
Take care.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Out Cruzin Quillow

What a fantastic day it is out there today....I would love to just sit in the sunshine, read my book with a cuppa to warm my bones...." BUT".... to busy for
Here is one of four of my new quilt I have been working on.
It is a quillow for that little "man" in your life.
Pattern available from your favourite patchwork shop soon.
Take care.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Warracknabeal Workshop

Just thought I would give you a peek at a tiny section of two of my three my projects for "Quilters Harvest" Retreat in October 2011.
There are still a few places left on the Sunday, so ring the girls and book a seat.
It's a fantastic day of sharing, laughing, eating and you may even get a few stitches done.
Hope to see you there.
Kerry x

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gone Mad on YoYo's

While most people I know have gone mad on hexagons....including my dear sister Marg. I have gone made on Yo Yo's.
One of the Antique Quilts I brought in Houston a couple of years back was made up of these, it's magnificent. I haven't dared count how many yo yo's it takes to make a quilt COS I wouldn't start it if I knew that. lol.
Here is a picture of only a tiny pile I have made.
Between you and me I shouldn't even be doing these as I have a hand pieced quilt to finish for my sister Marg's 50th Birthday in  2013 BUT just can't help myself.,
Anyone else out there addicted ?
I would love to hear from you.
Kerry x

Work Shops

Hi everyone.
I have been up to
Shepparton "Anam Cara Patchwork Shop" ,
Cohuna "Quilting Group",
Geelong "The Blanket Box" ,
Horsham "Quilting Group" and
Warracknabeal "Quilters Harvest"
teaching my fabric painting. I have had a fantastic time at each place meeting lots of new ladies and a few old Friends I have meet before in classes elsewhere.
One of the ladies at Quilters Harvest was painting one of my 1st designs
"Eliza". I was thrilled to see that old design is still around. 
I am just excited waiting on two of my four new quillow designs to come back from my quilting friend Vivienne "The Passionate Quilter" in Gordon.
I will then only have to take photo's for the front covers and they are done.
One for the little boys called
"Out Cruzin".
One for the little girls called
 "Secret Garden".
One for the new babies called
"Hugs & Kisses"
 this pattern will have 2 patterns in one. Boy & Girl design.
I will update the photos as soon as they are done.
Until Then Take Care.
Kerry x

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there.
Take it easy today, put your feet up and enjoy.
I am off to my son Ian & Megan's house for a BBQ lunch then home to spend the evening with my sister Marg & her family, as our mum passed away in 1977.
Let me know what you all get up to for the day, I would love to know.
Cheers Kerry.

Happy Easter

I Hope you all had a wonderful easter.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Workshop & Classes for the coming year ...."so far"

I was taking this year off after Beau's accident and had to cancel a few classes earlier in the year BUT.....things change.

So much for my year off !! Somehow I seem to be busier than usual! Beau is home and well on the road to recovery so I am back in business. So here's some of the 'events' coming up:

* April 8th - Class at The Blanket Box - Geelong. I had nine wonderful ladies in my class. Thanks girls for being so understanding and your patience from the cancelled class way back when.
* May 7th - Class at AnamCara Patchwork Shop - Shepparton.
* May 20th - Echuca weekend with my beautiful sister & niece. We are going away to be pampered for a couple of days, pedicures & massages, just what the doctor orderes....haha. Can't wait.
* May 24th -Workshop with the Horsham Patchwork Group.
* May 28th - Workshop with the Hamilton Patchwork group. "Date to be confirmed.
* June 3rd - Class back at the The Blanket Box - Geelong
* June 11th - Weekend in Warrnambool for my other sister 'Vicky's' 50th Birthday....Can't tell you what we are making her in case she is listening...haha...
* June 18/19th - Workshop at Cohuna Patchwork Group. I was lucky enough to be invited back for the 2nd year in a row. I had a fantastic weekend last year up there and am so looking forward to returning.
* June 24/25/26th - Sunnystones sit n sew - Bacchus Marsh. This weekend is run by a dear friend of mine Vivienne & her daughter Lou, 25 women gather to sew, eat, drink and relax. A great weekend to finish off some of my new designs and start some new one.... that is the plan.
* July 2nd - Warracknabeal Quilters Harvest.
* August - Off on a road trip to NSW with 'Marg' my sister.
* September - Overseas with 'dear' husband! On the rocky mountain train....Yippee.
* October 8th -Workshop at Warracknabeal Quilters Harvest.
* November - Wholesale Market in Melbourne.
Right now I'm here with my sewing circle of  friends after a day at the Quilt Show in Melbourne. Of course we get all inspired and start some new projects!! More UFO's!!
Until next time.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Projects

I know I promised two weeks ago to share my latest projects, but life gets in the way!! Finally I can show you some pictures of the projects, what they shall be will remain a secret until finished.
It feels good to be sewing again and spending some time with my friends, although at times our sewing circle is sometimes a sewing triangle!! It seems harder for us all to get together.
This weekend my sister and I will visit the quilt show in Ballan and
look forward to seeing the new Mill Rose Cottage patchwork shop, I have seen the building renovations and it looks awesome. The classroom is fantastic and I look forward to teaching classes there in the near future.
My gorgeous sister surprised me tonight with a beautiful framed piece made up of 7/8 inch grandmothers garden blocks. There is one block for each day that we sat together and stitched while we waited for our beautiful boy to wake up and one each for emotion/feeling that we shared. I wouldn't have made it through without her support. We cried, laughed and stitched together. Cheers for now....Kerry x

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Apologies for my absence since christmas but our year got off to a rocky start when my middle 'baby' had a bad car accident in early January and we have only just come home. I have spent every day for 8 weeks at the hospital and between the stress and travel I have not had time for sewing or anything related! We are fortunate that Beau is making a great recovery, but as the doctors never ceased to tell me 'its a long road'!! He amazingly still looks like him even though he broke every bone in his face and is now full of metal; he has some deficits in his memory from post traumatic amnesia and a damaged shoulder. We still have doctors appointments and rehab nearly every day of the week but we are home and getting on with things and for this we are grateful. We are going to celebrate the New Year from March 1st - the day Beau came home!

Sitting at the hospital I did have my sketch book with me and started designing a few new projects.  I am going back to my sisters tonight to my sewing circle so as soon as I get a bit of stitching done I'll share a snippet with you. Hopefully within the next few days. So until take care.