Sunday, May 30, 2010

The First Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt Patch!!

Katrina Weber from Kitty Came Home has been so organised and speedy and sent me a progress pic of her patch for The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt last week which you can see below. Then on Friday I received the finished patch in the mail! I am so happy, because as you can see it is beautiful!! She has created such a cute little landscape including the KCH signature birds and her little KCH logo mark. I just love it! Thanks Katrina!

Sunday Workshop

Today we had a sewing workshop at my house. I handed out the Heart Quilt kits and some people started sewing them together and others were finishing off their Triangle Quilt patches.

I'm so excited to see it all come together. Everyone is doing such a beautiful job. I received the first Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt patch back in the mail on Friday! I am so happy, it is gorgeous. I will post photos tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Crafty Lady #03 - Luci Everett

Oops, I missed a post yesterday. Sorry Its because I am working hard on 'The Heart Quilt' and ran our of time. I'll put photos up soon so you know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, enough about me. Today's post is to introduce to you a very crafty and talented lady, Miss Luci Everett. Luci is a young lady who was in the year above me at uni and who's work I have always admired AND who I was finally introduced to in person last year.

I was so so excited when Luci said she would sew a patch for The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt because her work is brilliant! She has such a beautiful touch to her work, something I admire and am inspired by every time I see her work. I'm a little bit addicted to looking at her flickr which is full of beautiful photographs. Also she is busy working on two other projects - We Make Words which you can view here and The Side Project which you can see here. Oh yeah and she also has a blog check it here! Whoa, busy lady.

At the moment Luci is working part time as in-house designer for the Australian Ballet, and part time in her bedroom doing far more playful freelance projects. Check out her website here, she just updated it with so many beautiful new projects. Luci also told me she is in the midst of putting together an online print store, which I find very exciting, finally I can own a piece of Luci's perfectly whimsical work. When I ask Luci for an update she also mentioned, and I quote, '...if I go any further I'd start talking about drinking way too much coffee and getting way awesome muscles from bicycling... which is not very relevant... anyway...'. And that my friends just proves just how nice, funny and awesome this girl is. Thanks Luci!!

Okay time to look at her work, you will be blown away I promise...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crafty Lady #02 - Tamara Marwood

The second talented crafty lady I am introducing to you is the lovely Tamara Marwood.

I also found her while working at Craft Victoria when she had her exhibition A Little Lady Tinkling & Smearing. It was absolutely beautiful, I would constantly find myself mesmerized by the colours and shapes the video was making on the wall through the quilt. Actually I have to admit, I think the only reason I love craft and know all these people is because of Craft Victoria. They have taught me everything. Thanks CV!

Tamara is a talented little stitcher and quilter and textile queen. I check her blog regularly and to find posts about lovely projects she is working on or things that she finds inspiring which in turn always inspires me.

I am so happy to have her working on a patch in 'The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt'. Just look at the work below, its absolutely gorgeous!!
This image and the one above are from her CV exhibition A Little Lady Tinkling & Smearing

Monday, May 24, 2010

Crafty Lady #01 - Katrina Weber

Every day I will be posting a little bio about each of the 27 lovely crafty ladies and gentlemen that are involved in 'The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt'. So to begin, the first crafty lady I would like to introduce is:

Katrina Weber from Kitty Came Home...

Kitty ventures everywhere, far and wide and back in time. Everyday Kitty comes home with vintage surprises. Where she goes nobody knows. She collects fabrics, buttons and bits and pieces of pre-loved domesticity along her way. Kitty then fashions this collection into unique purses filled with memories and the adventures of Kitty.

I was first introduced to Kitty Came Home while I was at Craft Victoria and spotted the absolutely beautiful vintage fabric purses which Katrina makes. There are so many beautiful fabric choices its hard to decided which one to pick! I just love them all! She also makes really lovely journal covers and very cute little transparent coin purses. Check out her shop andwebsite to see more. Oh and she has a blog too! I've picked out a few of my favorites below.

Also, Katrina has sent me a progress shot of her patch for 'The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt' (oh my goodness it is gorgeous!), but I will reveal it along with some others when I get a few more.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt

The fabric which will feature in each patch

I have asked 27 of my favorite designers, crafters and friends to be involved in the 'Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt'. Each person will design their own 30x30cm patch, each one including the same piece of fabric (shown above) which I sent to them in their kits. Once I have received all of the patches back I will sew them all together to make a big 25 patch quilt.

The quilt will be raffled along with the 'Triangle Quilt' & 'The Heart Quilt' on our raffle night, date and location to be confirmed. I will post the details up once its all organised so you can come along, have a drink and see this quilt and the other two quilts in person. And if you like you can buy a ticket or two to be in the running to win one of them.

The lovely people making patches for the 'Crafty Ladies & Gents Quilt' are: Kat Macleod, Sim Elder, Chloe Quigley, Luci Everett, Lauren Mahoney, Catrabbit, Amy Borrell, Anita Cummins, Kim Brockett, Dani M, Nella Themelios, Carmel McKie, Katrina Webber from Kitty Came Home, Dell Stewart, Gracia & Louise, Tamara Marwood, Gillian Bencke, Nathan & Clea from the Limedrop Crew, Jo McAlpine, Alice Jones, Jane Wallace-Mitchell, Amanda Wilson, Liz Oakes, Harriet Jones and myself.

I am over whelmed at the response we have been given. Thank-you to everyone involved, you are all contributing to raising money for a great cause.

Each day starting Monday I will post a little bio on each of the crafty people who are involved in this quilt. You can visit their websites/blogs from the links above or through the links on the left.