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Thursday, June 2, 2016

A class with Claire + Famous Henry

We are very lucky at my local quilt guild (NOTYQ) to have super talented designer, Claire Gee of Matching Pegs, among our members.
I was really thrilled when I saw Claire's name among the tutors at The Quilt Shop in Eltham.  So I quickly enrolled in her 3 session needle turn class.  We started off with a practice shape to teach us concave and convex curves, boxed ends and points.  I thought the shape looked a lot like a quirky little bird so that's what he became.
While I was there I felt very inspired by Claire and wanted to do more so I bought this sweet little pincushion kit so I could practice during the week.
Next week we start on this gorgeous Matching Pegs cushion and I can't wait.  
I enjoyed Claire's class immensely, learned heaps and can't wait to start the lovely cushion.  I'm making mine on a grey background with red and blue French General fabrics.  Lots of fun.
Our little Henry was on the front cover of the local paper, which is so exciting.

I adore this Sweetheart Table Topper from fabulous Jaybird Quilts.  Please follow this LINK.  Enormous thanks to Julie for sharing it with us.

Have a wonderful day


  1. How awesome ! Little Henry is sooo cute. Loves having his photo taken. LOve your pin cushion kit. Great that you had so much fun learning needleturning. THanks for that link. Hope you are feeling well.

  2. Sew lovely to have talented members in your Patch group and do a class with her at the craft shop. Great project and a cute cushion.
    How exciting having Henry on the front page of the local rag...

  3. Congratulations to Henry for his starring role.
    That does look like a lovely class for you to attend.

  4. That bird is wonderful! Really like your projects - needleturn was on my list to learn but I don't think it's going to happen...not enough control over my hands. Look at Henry on the cover - that's awesome!!!!!

  5. Love the bird - and Henry is absolutely ADORABLE!!!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Sweet little Henry!

  7. How exciting... both the class and Henry being on the cover! Christine x

  8. Your little bird looks great Mel. I have an extra copy of the paper for you.

  9. Wonderful to be able to do that class for you, love the bird. Great photo of Henry.

  10. Cute bird and what a brilliant photo of Henry on the front cover! Famous!

  11. It does look like a bird, and a really.cute one too!



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