Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Easy Angler

Despite no longer having a "bricks and mortar" quilt shop, I couldn't resist selling the "Easy Angler 2". I have one on my machine and just love it! I'm finding that it reduces my piecing time significantly.

It's a clear piece of rigid plastic that you attach to the bed of your sewing machine. It eliminates the need to draw lines on the back of squares when you're making half square triangles and flying geese. It will also improve your quarter inch seam accuracy and makes mitre-ing seams easier too.
It retails for AU$11.90 + postage. You can order by email to cowbellespatchwork@bigpond.com or phone on 0437 200 888

Judy Hooworth’s Class on October 11 and 12

Despite the flooding, most of us were able to make it to Bell for Judy’s “Going Crazy” class. We all had a lovely time and learnt lots from her, as always. Here’s one of her many inspiring sample quilts.


And here’s a shot of the class in full swing…..note the recently painted walls and the paintings on display at the front of the room.


The Bell Art Group, now trading as “Bluebelles”, are settling in to the old “Cowbelles” building and it’s worth popping in to have a look at their works on show – I brought home one of Cath McClelland’s paintings – a gorgeous one of the Bunyas with some golden crop in the foreground. You can see more of her works at http://www.cathymcclelland.com.au/

Photos below of the “show and tell” that some of the girls brought along. First up is Shelley’s Twisted Bargello from a class here earlier this year.


Then her Mariner’s Compass from our class with Lessa Siegele last year…..

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Jana’s Figure Eight Bargello from our class in Term 2…..


And her 2010 Mystery Quilt :


Then one of Jan’s from Judy’s “Quilts on the Double” class here in 2008.


And another one….what fantastic border fabric!!!!!


Then her “Instant Bargello” based on a panel of birds….


And Dianne’s “Instant Bargello”….love those prairie points!!!


Another of Dianne’s…


Lastly, my bargello – finally quilted!!!!!


Apologies to everyone else who brought show and tell….the photos were all blurry and not useable.

If you were a student in Judy’s class, please email me photos of your quilts to post here.

Please remember that Tuesday’s at “Bluebelles” is still “Anything Goes” for sewers from 9 til 3 in the classroom/gallery. You’re all welcome at no charge with morning tea and lunch available for purchase.