It's been a whirlwind start to the year!
Here's the re-cap:
The first workshop for 2017 was making the Mirabella Bag at Stitched and Framed Port Macquarie.
Then it was the Piccadilly bag making workshop at Quilt Essentials in Newcastle.
Our first show of the year was Into Craft Live at Sydney, Rosehill where we launched Alaura's new range of appliqué patterns.
The Into Craft Team started a new live video stream from the show, click here to see a short video of Alaura's interview talking about what inspired her to create these fun, character filled family of African animals.
Next was a "quilt as you go 5 ways workshop" with the Campbelltown Quilters.
Then off on a road trip to Brisbane, where I took the opportunity to teach a bag workshop with the Coorparoo Quilters.
Also spent some time sight seeing, here I am at Manly Boat Harbour.
The next 4 days were spent on our stand at the Brisbane Into Craft Live show.
After a quick stop at home I was soon setting sail on the Celebrity Solstice for the Needlework Cruise, I taught 5 days of fun sewing classes and had a wonderful 5 days of sight seeing around beautiful NZ.
Some very happy ladies with their finished bags..........................
Also celebrated my 26 year wedding anniversary sailing through the Sounds of NZ.
I barley had time to get my land legs back and it was time for AQC in Melbourne with Margaret's Fabrics, one of my favourite shows of the year! Here I am with Nikki and Margaret.
The next weekend was I was teaching the Mirabella Bag and quilt as you go in a barn at Bodalla with a lovely group of ladies.
The following weekend I was in country Victoria at the Wangaratta quilting retreat.
Now it's back home for a couple of weeks and then its off to Perth for the Craft and Quilt fair.
On a final note, thank you to all the participants of my sewing workshops, I hope that you had a fun time and learnt something new and to everyone that came to visit Alaura and I at the shows we hope that you enjoy your new patterns and fabrics!
Oh and one more thing, Happy Mother's Day! Here's my Mum, the beautiful lady that amongst many other things, first taught me how to sew xxoo