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Date added: 07/09/2010 Back in London

On the  walk from Muker to KeldWilliam Morris wallpaper at Mt Grace PrioryHeather on the moorsAmelia finishing Wainrights Coast to CoastWhitby AbbeyRobin Hood's Bay-end of the walk

We arrived back in London late yesterday, after a brilliant time spent in the Lakes District, Yorkshire Dales and Moors. Amelia achieved the Coast to Coast in 11 days which was very well done.

First of all I must sincerely apologise to those of you who have been trying to get in contact with me. We have had almost no internet and mobile service.

I did some walking, and some exploring, and lots of miles....over 700, most of which were over narrow one car roads, but I saw so much wonderful scenery. The heather was covering the moors, and the pheasants were everwhere. I have always loved the James Herriot books and TV series, and it was always a wish for years to see that lovely countryside . I also visited Howard Castle where I saw samples of the original William Morris wallpapers used by Rosalind Howard. I learnt that she was a strong woman, very involved in the suffragette beginnings. At Mt Grace Priory they have an original wood block belonging to William Morris that he used in one of his fabric designs. They also have some beautiful original wall paper , which Sanderson are reproducing for their restoration. I know that the quilters here in the UK are looking forward to Michele Hills' fabric collection and book to arrive soon.

I fly back to Adelaide tomorrow, and I know that there will be lots of work waiting for me to catch up on.  The BOM have to go out asap, so I think I will be working all weekend.

I will also post some photos when I get back, so stay in touch.  Rosemary

Date added: 25/08/2010 A Few Days Off

 

What a great time we have had in Birmingham at the Festival of Quilts.

The quilt displays were the best that I have ever seen in one place.

Everyone seemed to love the Australian designs that we had on display.

It was so cool to have customers from all over the UK and Europe, and to see crowds of people standing around our stand, just gazing with a smile on their face at all our quilts.

I am now heading off to the Lakes District and North Yorkshire for some walking with my daughter Amelia. And a visit to Castle Howard, and some pubs and local beer, and the best icecream that i have ever had.

Date added: 22/08/2010 Festival of Quilts...Birmingham
Date added: 12/07/2010 HOBART

Just finished the Hobart Craft and Quilt Fair, catching up with friends and now at Jo's place  brushing up on my IT skills.

Watched the dancing poodles

Having lots of fun, off to Port Arthur next to do the Ghost Tour.

Date added: 22/06/2010 Back from Sydney

Back in Adelaide, after a good time at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair, and I am noticing the cold. I had a day off on Monday and wandered around the city with Tom and Katharine, and even the rainy weather didn't seem as cold as it is here.

Last year Stitch in Time sponsored Michele Hill to speak at the show, and last week Melissa McIntyre, brought her gorgeous quilt to show us. This quilt was inspired by Michele after last years show, and I was thrilled to see it.

I love the colors that Melissa had chosen, and she has put so much work into the very intricate design.

Michele Hill's range of fabrics will be released at the end of October, along with her new book.

The range is titled "The Adelaide Collection",and the book " More William Morris Applique"

 

Rosemary & Melissa, with her lovely quilt.William Morris inspired quilt by Melissa McIntrye

Date added: 25/05/2010 My Friend Shelley

As Deirdre had to go back to her normal job at Windarling Mine, another dear friend Shelley Howe helped me out on Fri, Sat, and Sun at the Quilt Fair. I am sorry that we didn't get a picture together, but we had a great time together. Shelley is an amazing woman, and I am in awe of her. The WA Quilt Exhibition was excellent - a great display, and the machine quilting in the winning quilt was brilliant.

I must have brought the rain back to Adelaide, as it rained in Perth, and we have had some great falls of rain this week.

My farming family will certainly be happy.

Date added: 21/05/2010 Perth Craft and Quilt Fair

Perth Craft and Quilt Fair is always a great show, and it is so good to be in WA.

It is such a beautiful place, and I gave myself a treat by flying in early and driving south to Bunbury.

Monday morning was a glorious morning in Bunbury and the beach views were superb, as you can see. I stood there and soaked it all in.

Then a drive to Dwellingup, and a walk in the forest.

It was great to have my friend Deirdre Tippins helping me in Perth, and we had the best time. We fun during the day, and wined and dined in the evening, and as former members of the Naracoorte Ladies food and Wine club we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date added: 14/05/2010 Green Triangle Day

Wednesday May 12th saw Stitch in Time back in the South East of South Australia at the annual get together for the patchworkers of the Green Triangle region. This year it was run by the quilters from Bordertown, and held at the Mundulla Hall. There were 240 ladies there from south west  Victoria and south east South Australia.

It was so good to catch up lots of old friends, and it was special to have my dear friend Jan Miles helping me out on the day. We had a lovely day,,but i think one of the highlights was the talk given by from Pooginagoric Turkey Farm.

He was hilarious and had the best jokes, and his turkeys are amazing too. In this pic Jan and i are chatting with Christine Butler from Bordertown.

Date added: 02/05/2010 Australasian Quilt Convention

As part of the AQC Christina Henri held an exhibition of bonnets which she is co-ordinating.Christina is hoping to finally have 25,600 bonnets made, and each will commemorate a convict woman who was transported to Australia. Patterns were available for the public to take so that they can add a bonnet to the collection.

Christina is holding an installation of 10,00 bonnets at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK in August 2010.

It was great to catch up with Christina in Melbourne, and I will do so again at Birmingham.

Date added: 29/04/2010 Stitch in Time at the Australasian Quilt Convention

Stitch in time are situated at Stand 35 for Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne. The convention is held from April 29 - May 2 at the Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne opened from 10am to 4:30pm daily.

Come along to see the fabulous range of patchwork kits, quilt patterns and more. Remember, Stand 35, we hope to see you there!

Follow this link for more details... www.aqc.com.au