Friday, April 10, 2009
We were met at the airport by Jenny Kingwell, director of Amitie in Melbourne. We arrived just in time for lunch and a quick visit to the store which is lovely. It was not long before Sue had acquired a new little stash of fabrics to take home with her. Jenny has a beautiful selection from which to choose. After settling into our B&B we had a nice Vietnamese dinner and got ready for Day 1 .
On the first morning we were welcomed by 18 enthusiastic quilters. All were ready with their large stashes of wools, cottons and linens to begin cutting and reassembling a block into their own color palette.
They all concentrated on appliqueing their block so we could have a foundation to embellishment the following day.
Here is a fabulous color selection from Gina and Amanda.
Carol worked on doing bullion's and Lynn work with velvet and mastering applique.
Kelly added her own elements to her block.
As you can see the blocks were stunning. All very individual and quiet unique.
Wendy caught me here trying on my new cardigan I purchased from one of the girls in the class. I just adore her work and also love the fact that it is all wool!
Jenny the store owner is a very talented lady and I had to post a picture of her new BOM which she has been working very hard to finish. This will be available on her website in the next few weeks. http://www.amitie.com.au/
Having fun in Australia!
Sue and Wendy