03 August 2010

Big Weekend

After work on Friday evening, Karen and I headed off to Sydney for our weekend workshop with Kellie Wulfsohn.  For two days we were all head down, trying to master the various techniques Kellie has perfected.  We were so busy none of us had much time to take photographs.

(photo from retromummy)

On the Saturday morning Kellie explained how she came to making her style of quilts.  Such a pleasure to be able to see Kellie's quilt up close.  Her imagination is endless.  Kellie showed us how she does raw-edge applique, then it was our turn to start our raw-edge applique preparation and the afternoon was spent appliqueing our cushion tops and trying to stitch our branches - sewing over the top of our original free-motion sewing is not easy.

Saturday night a group of us had dinner at a nearby Thai restaurant - lovely food and company.

Sunday morning Kellie demonstrated her quilting.

(photo from retromummy)

Then it was our turn to have a go.  Lots of frustration trying to make smooth swirls but Kellie was always on hand inspiring and encouraging us to keep going.


After the lunch break we had to start quilting our cushion tops.  I put it off for as long as possible but Kellie found me out, so I had to bite the bullet.


Finishing time came all too soon.

(photo from retromummy)

Final photo of Corrie and Kellie in front of  "Alphabet Soup" (one of Kellie's newer designs, which we had to buy along with a couple of other goodies).


I looked forward to this workshop for so long and it was terrific.  I was lucky that Karen was able to come along at short notice - we had a fantastic time, met some lovely ladies and came away with some new skills (well, they may be skills after hours and hours of practice).  Kellie is a fabulous quilter, innovator and teacher - her ideas are brilliant.  She has a knack for making our quilting life simpler.

12 comments:

Julie said...

Lucky you, I'd love do do Kellies workshop one day.

Suzi-q said...

Hey at least they are round, they look great for your first go, sounds like you had a fantastic time

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend...and what you have done looks great..

Vicki said...

Isn't it great to come back with wonderful new ideas? Now just to find the time to practise, although I must say that you have made a good job of the first efforts!

Bec said...

Your swirls look great; and I am sure they will improve as you do more. Looks like a fantastic time and Kellie sounds lovely!

SandyN said...

Lucy girl.... Kellie has some beautiful patterns. Have you seen her quilt-a-long on her website. Great job on your quilting... looks great. One day I might have a go.

Sandy N

Maree: said...

Great Job on your Quilting..I Love Kellie's work & would Love the chance to do a workshop of hers...Glad you had the chance.
cheers

Yvette said...

Oh Lynda! Thank you for sharing!! What a great weekend you had. I am so glad you had such a great time. Your cushion looks fantastic.

Chookyblue...... said...

fantastic to see you progress in the workshop..........keep up the practice.........

Lorraine said...

Keep going....looking good!.practice..practice..practice!

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda, sounds like a great experience. You have made a great start,love those swirls.
Happy sewing.
Bev.xoxo

Amanda said...

Just found you have a link to me. Hope you enjoyed kellies workshop. See you in blog land.

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