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Daphne's Paper Piecing Paradise

Posted by Ruth on 30 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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Prior to talking to Daphne recently about her class Paper Pieced Paradise, I hadn't realized that she will help you rearrange the blocks used to create your own setting. She even provides the Electric Quilt (EQ) files so you can do this. I decided to play around. What fun!

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Challenge rules February week 1

Posted by Ruth on 30 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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Another challenge is about to begin. Did you check the gallery update for January? Maybe this month you will join in. The first week will just be collecting fabrics and accessories to use, you are not committed to using them all or you can add to them as you go along. Let's get started.

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Creating Waterlilies

Posted by Ruth on 28 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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Around 12 years ago I designed a waterlily quilt which is very different to the waterlilies Helen Marshall teaches at the Academy. She takes the quilt further than the 2-dimension by adding 3-dimensional leaves with fluffy tassels inside the lilies. I find this a really interesting technique and wondered what made her think of doing this.

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Celtic Work

Posted by Ruth on 28 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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I am really fond of celtic work, in fact I taught a class on this at the New Zealand symposium several years ago and had lots of fun. Last year I even put out a new design with celtic on it, but all my work is done by machine. Nancy Chong teaches celtic too. She takes a different approach of hand stitching her celtic which is much more relaxing and portable - perfect assets.

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My January Challenge week 4

Posted by Ruth on 26 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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G is for glitter this week, the last week of this challenge. One of the things I love about these challenges is, I actually get a piece finished. Perhaps one day I will do an exhibition on them all, that would be fun. 

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Arbee Designs News

Posted by Ruth on 26 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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A letter from our staff group:

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Challenge Rules January week 4

Posted by Ruth on 24 January 2014 | 1 Comments

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Rules for January Week 4

We are not quite finished with our piece yet. Continuing along our alphabet we are up to G so let's include it this week. G is for glitter or glitz. Find something to add to your art work.

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Paper Piecing

Posted by Ruth on 23 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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Daphne Greig is another teaching who has joined me at the Academy of Quilting. She will be presenting a number of classes with us, one of which starts next week - Paper Piecing Paradise.

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Way Back When - Light Upon the Earth

Posted by Ruth on 22 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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Six years ago last September I wrote a blog post on blogspot. I was amazed to find it still there even through I cannot get into the account and have not posted on there for many years. I did manage to copy the post and repost it here on my current blog site. This is the story of how Light Upon the Earth was created.

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Classes starting 24th Jan

Posted by Ruth on 20 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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Academy of Quilting

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