Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Quilt Fair and Small Quilt Class

I thought I would show a progress photo of my "Tree Of Life" quilt I am doing for the Small Quilt class with Jane LaFazio. Jane's website is

I had a great time at the Quilt Fair. The quilt displays were great. I particularly liked two quilts by Helen Godden. They were painted and then stitched. She does some really amazing work. One was a large painted Cockatoo and the other one was of a boy sitting on his bed reading a story and all around the bed was an imaginary world of jungle and dinosaurs. It was very detailed and great to see up close. Helen's website is

I ended up buying some beads to make some necklaces, which I hadn't planned on. I really enjoyed hearing Prudence Mapstone talk about Freeform knitting and crocheting and I bought her book "Freeform". I also got a Jenny King pattern for a crocheted poncho and black yarn to make it. Now, it's the first time I've used a large crochet hook, so it might take me abit to get the tension right. The pattern isn't hard though. Also Wendy Bailye had a great stall there with lots of amazing examples of her felting work. I would love to do one of her felting classes sometime. She's located north of Brisbane at Yugar. Her website is

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