Friday, August 9, 2013

Published & a FMQ Class

My Oakshott Dahlia quilt has been published...


You can find this pattern in this months release of Down Under Quilts magazine (Issue 159, Practical Publishing).


I made this quilt last year, here it is hanging on my fence framed by our beautiful plum tree in full blossom. Nice to see the blossoms again because right now I'm absolutely freezing on a cold and wet winters day!!


I designed this quilt around this sweet little pile of Oakshott Ruby Red cottons I had received from here. The colour in these shot cottons still catches my eye every time I see them (I've since purchased more!).


It still shocks me to see my name in print!!


And coming up on Saturday 24th August (from 9:30am-2:30pm), I'm teaching my free motion quilting class at Treehouse Textiles.


We work hard in this class, learning the basics beginning with how to prepare your quilt for machine quilting, to learning many different free motion quilting designs from simple, to the more complicated.


Our hosts at the Treehouse, Emma and Sarah, treat us magnificently all day with wonderful teas, coffee's and delicious food including an amazing lunch! If you would love to join in and learn a new skill, or hone what you can already do, book here.

28 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Love it! Very vibrant, congrats!

Miriam said...

Congratulations on having another one of your stunning quilts published!!!

Quiltjane said...

Absolutely stunning quilt. Love all the fabrics. Read the magazine this morning and Instagrammed your Quilt so the whole world knows about your talent.

Quilteuse Forever said...

Love your Dahlia quilt! The colors are so vibrant and your pattern is appealing. I regret that this magazine is not available in France.
Will you propose some patterns to our French magazine Quiltmania?...

Katell, France

Amanda said...

Congratulations the quilt is fantastic.

Cardygirl said...

I bought the mag today and adore your quilt! Well done you clever thing! Wish I could come to your class...maybe one day!

Adrianne said...

Gorgeous quilt! Congrats on having it published - I am a huge Oakshotts fan too so I know how inspiring they can be.

Jackie said...

I absolutely Love this quilt! Just gorgeous!! Congrats!!

fiberchick said...

Congrats! Gorgeous quilt. I think you're going to see your name in print for many years to come!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. Congratulations. Lucky students to get to learn free motion from you.

Nedra said...

Congratulations! Very awesome :)

audrey said...

Big Congrats! Your dalia quilt is one of my favorites.:)

Dee said...

Hooray! What a fabulous accomplishment and tribute to all your hard work! Love the quilt and that you're willing to share your gifts and skills with others!

Oops-Lah said...

Still love your Dahlia quilt as much as when you first showed it here on your blog. Your FMQ looks fantastic too; I wish I could come to your class.

Carla said...

I will have to keep an eye out for this. Gorgeous!

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations on your magazine appearance. You make such beautiful quilts, I'm sure we'll see your name in print much more. I would so love to take your class. Too bad I live so far away. Your quilt designs are fresh and they look doable.

Teje Karjalainen said...

I'm happy to see your quilt again - it's so beautiful! You had fantastic idea to use those lovely fabrics! x Teje

Donna~~ said...

Congratulations on being published--that is really something to be proud of! I could really use your free motion class--looks like you teach a lot. I'd be there if I could swing the airfare!

imquilternity said...

Congratulations! If anyone deserves it, it's you. Your work is always outstanding and beautiful.

meli B said...

Brilliant effort getting another original quilt to publication. It must feel hugely satisfying when all the writing is done and you see your name up in print.

Sue said...

Congrats Cathy. A great thrill for you to be published. I wish I lived closer to do your FMQ class - NZ is a bit far away!

Pip said...

I bought DUQ yesterday but have yet to sit down and read it, love your Dahlia quilt and I love Oakshott cottons as well, a shop in Adelaide has just started selling them too, lucky me.

Carla said...

Your quilt design is so pretty, Cathy. I'm thrilled for you and know we will see your name in print over and over. Congratulations! I like many others, would covet taking a quilting class for you....lucky students!

Marie Lismore said...

Congratulations Cathy on your published pattern. I will be sure to pick up this magazine. Love the free motion quilting. Fabulous Thanks for sharing ....Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au

Anita said...

Congratulations! Beautiful quilt! Do you know where they would carry the magazine in the US or online? Would love to get a copy.

Susie said...

Congratulations! A very beautiful quilt. I would live to do another FMQ class one day. I did one almost three yrs ago but do you think I have practised since then? Will keep an eye on these classes as I have full intentions of getting there one day.

ms lottie said...

Congrats on being published! It's a lovely, vibrant quilt. I love those shot cottons too. Yum!

Janet said...

Congratulations, they did the quilt proud in the lovely mag photo. Your free motion class sounds like fun.