Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Lynette Anderson

If you are a fan of wonderful designer Lynette Anderson, she has recently shared this gorgeous stitchery with us all.
Just pop over to her blog HERE to download a copy.
Enormous thanks to Lynette.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Sherrie Jewson

Last guild meeting we were lucky enough to have Sherrie Jewson as our guest speaker at a NOTYQ.  ere are some of her wonderful pieces of textile art. 




If you are interested in attending the Sherrie Jewson workshop please ask Heather or another committee member

Friday, 3 April 2015

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone at NOTYQ a peaceful and joyful Easter.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Something wonderful


There is an exhibition on at The NGV International in St. Kilda Road, commencing this Thursday – the 2nd of April called “Exquisite Threads” – an English textile/embroidery exhibition spanning 400 years.

Apparently there is a simply beautiful item embroidered by a 12 year old girl, at a standard that many of us (well me) could never hope to emulate.


There is also an exhibition “A Golden Age of China” 1736 -1795, which includes some textiles, on at the same gallery until the 21st of June.

For more details go HERE

Mandalas

At last month's guild meeting we saw the mandalas of Sherri Jewson.  Here are some by Australian artist Elspeth McLean



You can read more HERE, and HERE is her Etsy shop

Monday, 30 March 2015

Just a thought



A Quilt is made of scrap pieces,
All carefully cut and sewn.
With colourful shapes of fabric,
Fitting together on its own.
 
As we sew the tiny pieces,
With tender loving care,
It grows into a quilt,
It’s warmth, we want to share.
 
Friends online are like scrap pieces,
From different countries, states and lands,
All sewn together on the Internet,
With one big global hand.
 
Like the pieces, we are all different,
Shapes cut from different thread.
Put together in the right way,
Friendship can really spread.
 
As time goes by, the quilt top grows,
The pattern so plain to see,
Online friends, are beautiful people,
With hearts as big as can be.
 
They’ll be there when you need them,
Rays of sunshine that bring you light,
Like the quilt, soft and warm,
Keeping you safe on a cold dark night.
 
If the world could see through a Quilters eyes,
The beauty each piece has to give,
And be a friend, like an online friend,
The world would be a better place to live.
 
Author Unknown