Today with that same group I was lucky enough to take part in an afternoon workshop with Judy Newman (A Very Fine House) from Australia - my first attempt at hand piecing.
After a short talk and look at all of the beautiful quilts Judy makes, she expertly guided us through making templates and cutting and stitching to form the first part of the block for the quilt she calls Sugar Plum. Judy loves to collect vintage fabrics to make her quilts and the odd bit of Liberty is almost certain to creep in.
This amazing lady makes all these quilts by hand and is such a patient and generous tutor. Along with her daughter, Emma, she was leaving us to drive to Heathrow to face her 24 hour flight home - but the great news is that she is planning to return to the UK in August 2019 to exhibit at the NEC Birmingham, Quilt Show. Can't wait to see her new designs!!
|SUGAR PLUM QUILT|
|THE BEGINNING OF MY BLOCK|
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. John Dewey