Sunday, August 22, 2010

EQA Square



The EQA exhibition this year at the Festival of Quilts had nine different colour 12 inch squares from the EU countries. Ireland got the colour blue.
The photo shows the Irish entry - my square is on the middle row on the left.

Paper Lamination Workshop


I took a 3-day "Paper Lamination" Masterclass at the Festival of Quilts with Sarah Welsby.
We were in the Virtual Studio for the 1st two days which was interesting as the show was being put up around us - plenty of hammering and drilling noises taking place.
I was a bit like a zombie for the 1st day which was caused by lack of sleep (hadnt slept for about 24hrs by the time I got there).

Really enjoyed the workshop - I already had the Committed to Cloth Paper Lamination book but think that you had to see the process to really understand how it worked.

In the workshop we made of paper lamination samples and Sarah also showed us how the paper laminations could be used as a screen which I think will prove to be very useful.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cushions



I think I lost my sewing "mojo" over the summer, so the only sewing I've done is to make a few cushions and bags.
I promised my mother some cushions for the sitting room - so finally got around to it after about a year (eeek!).

Am heading to Birmingham tomorrow for the Festival of Quilts - will be doing a 3-day "Paper Lamination" Masterclass which should be really good. Only downside is that the flight is a 6am and I have to drive up Dublin during the night to get the flight.