Monday, 30 July 2018

Hello All,
Some of you may remember that I held a mini exhibition at our local group's show early in May . I printed out all our work on cards  (which our local printer did so well) and then displayed my own pieces underneath. The New Zealand National Symposium is being held here in Auckland in October 2019 and I have been approached by the lady on the committee in charge of exhibitions to say that they are considering it as one of the exhibitions at Symposium. She suggested that it be hung in a similar way to the previous occasion but thought that it would be fun to have an actual piece from each of us members of the blog hanging there instead of just my pieces . Obviously I would need permission from anyone interested in doing this . I would need to select one piece for each artist and those of you who are willing would have to take responsibility for insurance and postage to and from New Zealand . I would be willing to be the co-ordinator .
So what do you all think ? Would love to have feedback . If anyone is opposed I can certainly exclude that person . I just need to know so that I can give the information to the Exhibitions Co-ordinator.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Message from Linda F

Hi everybody. 

I've just been looking through the posts from this year, and once again am so impressed with the skill, both in interpretation and sewing, that all the members of this group have.  I'm not going to try and add any individual comments, just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed looking through all the work.

I'm still not sewing much yet - in fact my sewing machines haven't been taken out of their boxes since the move.  As you may have heard, we've had an exceptionally hot and dry summer in the UK so far this year, and I've been spending all my time in the garden on various projects.  I also have the problem of not having anywhere to store the empty boxes until we have a new garage built.  Things are moving on though, we have building permission for the garage and are just waiting build-over permission from our local water company as we are having to build rather close to one of their large pipes. 

We have decided where my new studio is going to be, but there are quite a lot of alterations to do before I can start using the room.  As we are also working on the designs for a new extension to contain the kitchen and a new open plan area for seating, plus a large patio area in the garden, the studio alterations may end up being part of the overall building work, which means they are unlikely to even start until next year.  So I'm going to be on sabbatical for a bit longer - sorry.

Our Festival of Quilts in Birmingham starts soon, and I will be spending five full days there all being well, so maybe a few ideas/inspirations will emerge from that.  Meantime I'm at least still doing a bit of hand sewing in the evenings.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

The many styles of Gabriele Munter

Great post today from our own Heather Dubreuil in which she reflects on discovering the work of Gabrielr Munter and her many varied styles -