Monday, 10 September 2007

Quote of the Week:

"Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage"

Goodness, it has nearly been two weeks since we last wrote - where does the time go?

We have been working madly here, preparing for our 'Christmas Gathering' which is now only four weeks away!! All of the projects are now complete and we will have them in the shop next Monday (17th Sept) for everyone to have a sneek peek. There is an enormous assortment to choose from and we are sure that there will be something for everyone. Bookings are just about full with only a few spaces left remaining so if you are thinking about coming along, you'd better be quick!! We would hate for you to be disappointed . . .

The couple who commissioned us to make them a King Size quilt came in on Friday to collect it - they absolutely loved it (phew!!). It was made from Judie Rothermel's 'Regency' collection and it looked stunning - really beautiful - (. . .it would have looked nice on my bed . . . oh well . . . .) The only day I forgot to bring my camera but they have promised to send us a photo to post on our blog so you can also enjoy it.

At the moment Deirdre is out on the longarm, 'Big Mal', quilting another beauty for a customer - it is just so satisfying when you finish quilting a quilt and see the end result. The quilt really does seem to come alive and then when you see the look of excitement on the customers face, it gives you goosebumps!! We feel very privileged to be given the task of taking someones quilt to the final stage . . .

The weekend saw me here at the shop on Saturday then off to the airport to collect my in-laws who are here for the school holidays. I truly am blessed to have such lovely people as my in-laws. The weather for their arrival was just awesome and yesterday even better. We spent the day outside enjoying the sun and catching up on months gone by since we last saw one another.

Deirdre had a class here on Saturday then headed home to help shear the sheep on their property on Sunday - she even got some time afterwards to do a bit of sewing!! She finished her last project for our Gathering - it's a 'Storytime' Quilt for that special little someone to snuggle under whilst reading their favourtie book - I saw it this morning and it is just so cute!!

There should be some new fabric arriving here shortly - it's like Christmas opening up all of those boxes - you don't know which one to open first . . and then the squeals of delight as you pull each one out . . . we have so much fun here !!

Well time has come for me to start getting ready for our Prairie Children Quilt class on Saturday - I have 14 kits to pre-cut so that it going to keep me busy for the next day . . . or two.

Until next time.

Leonie and Deirdre
The Quilted Crow

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