Over the hump and back to quilting

Looking forward to getting back to quilting Well… I’m nearly over the hump, as they say and looking forward to getting back to quilting after being just a little tied up with family matters. After returning from my UK/France trip we decided to sell our house in Malvern and relocate to Bayside Melbourne. But before […]

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May 30, 2016

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Quilting Travels – Part 11 UK

Quilting Travels – Part 11… William Morris Kelmscott Manor… Snowshill Manor… Liberty London… On Saturday our quilting travels included a visit to Kelmscott Manor, once home to William Morris. I just love the textile and decorative art designs of the Arts & Craft Movement. Then on to the nearby village of Bibury with it’s quaint […]

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Aug 25, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 10 UK

Quilting Travels – Part 10 UK… The Welsh Quilt Centre…Jen Jones Antique Quilts… National Wool Museum… Malvern Quilt Show… By the end of yesterday the weather had improved. We woke up to a lovely Wednesday, perfect for continuing our quilting travels on a picturesque drive to Lampeter in Wales to visit The Welsh Quilt Centre and […]

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Aug 22, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 9 UK

Quilting Travels – Part 9 UK… Hardwick Hall… Wightwick Manor… Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum… We spent Saturday and Sunday night at the lovely spa town of Buxton. Then off on our quilting travels to Hardwick Hall on Sunday. Built for Bess of Hardwick between 1590-1597, passing down through the Cavandish family to Evelyn, Duchess of Devonshire. Both […]

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Aug 19, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 8 UK

Quilting Travels – Part 8 UK… Victoria & Albert Museum… Lucy Boston, Hemingford Grey Manor… Stranger’s Hall… Bridewell Museum… Bowes Museum… York Quilt Museum… Sunday we flew back to the UK to spend a couple of nights in London before picking up a car and continuing our quilting travels around the countryside. Monday we strolled through […]

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Aug 17, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 7 France

Quilting Travels – Part 7 France… Musee de la Toile de Jouy… Montmartre… Marais… Louvre Les Arts Decoratifs… Wednesday was spent travelling back to Paris on the train. Our quilting travels have turned cold and wet. Thursday morning we visited the Musee de la Toile de Jouy to see the stunning fabrics of Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf (1738-1815) then […]

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Aug 15, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 6 France

Quilting Travels – Part 6 France… Isle Sour Sorgue… Gordes… St Remy… Les Olivades… L’Occitaine… We had a really enjoyable morning at the Sunday market in Isle Sour Sorgue. It was lovely browsing the stalls that lined the banks of the canal. Everything from fruit & veg, cheese, fruit paste, cured meat, fabric, crafts… and then […]

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Aug 12, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 5 France

Quilting Travels – Part 5 France… Nantes History Museum at Chateau des ducs de Bretagne… Train to Avignon… La Maison du Boutis… Musee du Vieux Nimes… On Thursday morning our quilting travels took us to Chateau des ducs de Bretagne which now houses the Nantes History Museum. Nantes is an interesting port town with a history of trading […]

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Aug 10, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 4 France

Quilting Travels – Part 4 France… Pour l’Amour du Fil Quilt Show, Nantes… Of course the Pour l’Amour du Fil quilt show was the big quilting event we had marked in our ‘Quilting Travels’ diary. We spent a very long but a very enjoyable first day viewing the exhibits and partaking in some retail therapy… and then went […]

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Aug 7, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 3 France

Quilting Travels – Part 1 France… Musee de Cluny Tapestries… Streets of Nantes… In Part 1 of my Quilting Travels blog post I promised those not on Facebook that I would catch up on my travel blog posts over the next few days, in between moving house… Ha! That was back on the 5th June. […]

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Aug 4, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 2 UK

Quilting Travels – Part 2 UK… Leighton House… William Morris Red House… Portobello Road Antiques Market… Friday morning our quilting travels took us to Leighton House. Fantastic tiled walls, William De Morgan pottery… design inspiration everywhere. Unfortunately photography was not permitted. Here’s some Google images. Then in the afternoon we headed off to Red House, […]

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Jun 5, 2015

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Quilting Travels – Part 1 UK

Quilting Travels – Part 1 UK … Liberty London… Antique Textiles Company… Antiques Fair at Blenheim Palace… We had the most wonderful time on our quilting travels in the UK and France, as anyone that has been following my travels on Facebook will know. Unfortunately due to time and WiFi restraints I was unable to […]

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Jun 5, 2015

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Time to recharge the batteries

Even though we may love what we do, sometimes we all need to take a break. I will be taking some time off to do some travelling during April and May, to recharge the batteries and be inspired by all things quilting and textiles in the UK and France. Yes, yes, I know… still quilting… […]

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Apr 12, 2015

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Open Day at the Studio

It’s Open Day at the Studio – 1st March, 9am-5pm The doors will be open and the urn will be on, so feel free to drop by for a cuppa and a chat this Sunday. There’s quilts and sewn samples on display for inspiration and we have a range of quilting products that I enjoy […]

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Feb 24, 2015

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Holidays stitched up… it’s back to quilting

Holidays stitched up… it’s back to quilting Well… Christmas, New Year and the holidays have come and gone and I hope you all had a wonderful time doing whatever you enjoy doing with those you hold dear… and for most of us that would mean making some time for quilting and quilting friends. Unfortunately I […]

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