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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Brum Brum !!!!!! Textiles ahoy!

Hey there!
Busy busy this week- brain (what brain?!) is on mojo overdrive and I've a squillion sewingy things to do!
So, or should that be sew....... I need to get organised and make notes.
Have been drawing a lot this week and may have accidentally bought some more fabric......well would you want to see homeless fabric on the shop shelves?! I am very charitable you know! Have taken a quick pic on the dashboard of the car outside the chandlers in Port Solent. Leading the glam life that I do I will be painting anti fouling on the hull of the boat today! If you think that is fun yesterday I jet washed barnacles off the hull!!!! Have you done anything majorly gorgeous this weekend?!
Also been looking for a decent stop over in Birmingham for the festival of quilts in August. It is the biggest show of its kind in Europe. Have been busy making appointments to hook up with some of the exhibitors. Should be a fantastic few days.
Are any of you going to be there?
There are going to be a thousand quilts alone on display!! There is so much talent in the big wide world. I'm so excited my camera is almost already packed!!!!!!
Well him indoors is off to Norway this week having just got back from LaLa Land. Wish I was going too! Any excuse to look for textiles in another country!
"he" has returned with anti fouling paint so must be time to leg it back to boat and get painting - Yeeha!
Lots of love
J xxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Quilting for the London Olympics 2012

It's not at all unusual for groups of friends to get together to make a quilt for someone they know to comfort them or perhaps when they move away so it came as no big shock to discover that there is a big drive to make 500 quilts for the London Olympics!
The idea is to give a gift of a quilt to each competing nation. Every donated piece will be given a number. Each country will draw a number, tombola stylee, and the maker will be informed of the country their work has gone to.
Kaffe Fasset, designer extraordinaire, is the patron of the project.
A book is being published to include all the quilts given and is going to be on launched at Olympia this month.
If you or a group of friends think you might want to donate a quilt take a look at the following link -

This week I have been making samples for my workshops that will begin in the Autumn. I am so excited about this and will keep you updated as this venture continues!

In the meantime I am trying my hardest to source a couple of templates that are only available in America.......

Have a fabulously crafty week my lovelies!
Janie xxxxxxx