From now on this will be where we'll keep you updated with everything that's happening at Hettie's Patch, blog posts, new and featured products, things we like and information about upcoming classes and events.
Tomorrow (Sat 4th May), I have a foundation piecing class for Judy Neimeyer's Wedding Ring quilt. Due to late cancellations, I have a couple of places available for anyone who is interested.
The class is from 10.00am to 3.00pm and is $30. There is a second class on Sat 18th May.
This class has been very popular and some beautiful quilts are in the process of being made (I have seen one finished, so far).
We have a different quilt of Judy's on display every month. This month we have the Stepping Stones quilt. Judy made hers in Batik. I have actually finished mine !!!! I made it in Tilda fabric, so you can see the effect of totally different fabrics. If you would like to come to the class, yet you would prefer to make the Stepping Stones quilt, them I am happy to assist you. Everyone makes these quilts at different rates, so we have plenty of catch-up classes happening.
In 2012 Kathy Doughty, of Material Obsession came to Hettie's Patch to teach a quilt from her new book'Making Quilts... the promise of joy'.'Soul Searching' is about using your stash of fabric, and a specifically designed 2.5" wide ruler marked with all the varying measurements to collate a story of the fabric that you must love, after all you have been holding onto them.
Considering the different aspects, tones and prints on the neutral fabrics we started to arrange. Moving onto the coloured blocks we had to look at the balance between warm and cool, light and dark, and the prints involved. Slowly working away, the neat stack of fabrics gradually became a tangled mass of strips as choices were made, discarded and made again. I was determined to finish it, and so it travelled from the shop, to home, to the shop until one day, just like that, it was finished.
So much consideration had been bestowed on this quilt that I had to give it the justice it deserved and so I asked Sharon of Patchwork on Parade to quilt this for me. She did a beautiful job.
It's impossible not to be inspired to create around Kathy and so I cannot thank her enough for teaching at Hettie's. I love this quilt because it is a sample, just a snippet of Hettie's Patch (except for one of the reds which I bought in France)...... Amy x
Amy's quilt is hanging in the shop if you would like to see it. Hettie's stocks Kathy's books and her rulers and templates.
These gorgeous shot cotton fabrics arrived today from Reece Scannell.
They are packed in 50cm pieces-only 90cm (36") wide.
Priced at $15 per pack.
These are 100% cotton and can be more interesting than using plain fabrics. They are just perfect for the Grandma's Wedding Ring quilt. The shades of colours can be graded from light to dark. This is just a sample of colours.
He's been tossed out of this basket a couple of times today, but he's being very persistent. Bob usually sleeps in the middle of the hallway so everyone has to step around him, but today is a lot cooler so he has found a more snug spot.
I was a bit worried about him.... I thought he may be losing weight. It must be his thinner summer coat 'cos his 'bum does look big' in this photo!!
I bought this fabric just because I loved it. This morning I decided I would like it in blue, so I ordered it. I have just realised the range is designed by Charlotte Lyons so now I have ordered the full range.
Charlotte Lyons is primarily an embroiderer and for those of you who follow the French General blog (Warp and Weft), you will know that Charlotte was a teacher at their recent Art of Craft Event. I love her work, so have a look at her website and blog (House Wren Studio). I'm sure you will love it as much as I do.