Friday, June 26, 2009

Primitives of the Midwest - Day 3

I am so excited about the new SEWN website which just launched in Australia. My good friend Sarah Fielke is the creative director and she has just featured me as the quilter of the week. Please explore the website and down load my free pattern. They offer many exciting up dated articles and quilting information. I just returned home from Primitives of the Midwest. I had a wonderful time and want to thank Rita and all her staff for making me feel so welcome. My last class was a leaf embellishment class. It was fabulous and each student explored many different stitches, textures and fibers. I am very excited to be offering this as a class in the future. We used hand dyed wool, cotton, taffeta silk and velvet along with beads, threads and hand dyed yarns.
Each student learnt many new stitches and we also found a couple of new ones to experiment with.
I am sure their quilts will now be embellished with new and exciting stitches.
Many of my students shared their interpretation of my patterns. I always love to see them and if cause I photograph them so I can share them with all of you.
Here is Judi Riley's version of my Saffron Needle Roll.
I am now busy getting the newsletter done for July. Don't forget to visit the website in a couple of days for all the new updates. We have a couple of new kits I know you will love.
Creative Stitching


  1. I loved seeing all the leaves and embellishments! What a wonderful class! I started out doing needlpoint and embroidery, but I've never combined that with my quilting. You've got me inspired....

  2. Thank you so much for all the inspiration and teaching me new stitches. I loved your class and have been working on my leaves. Sue you always give me something more to think about! :)

  3. Those are lovely. Great ideas and imaginations. I love how your patterns encourage the sewer to explore and nothing is "wrong".

  4. Great idea to learn embellishing, looks like a fun class. I finally got myself a wave cutter, so I can make my own rick rack.