Welcome to the new year. May each of you be blessed with good health and happiness in 2016 and many creative moments to sooth your spirits. Last year was indeed one of great occasion with the preparation and launch of the inaugural Quiltessentially Clunes Stitching Retreat in November. The event was a huge success and the team and I are already planning for our next retreat in September which will be offered over four days instead of the two. In addition to this the Clunes Makers Market was also launched after many months of planning of which I have been delegated Committee President. This will be a monthly market, with a vision of attracting unique ‘Makers and Artisans’ to both craft and sell their wares in the beautiful village of Clunes.
I have recently returned from an interstate holiday to Western Australia celebrating the festive season with my family. It was lovely to be back in my home state again and have come home feeling refreshed and inspired with new ideas to start my year. 2016 is going to be a very busy time here in the studio. I have classes booked at Millrose Quilt Gallery, Patch and Quilt, The Embroidery Den and in Berry NSW. I am tutoring on the Quilt, Patchwork and Papercraft Cruise in April as well as my regular classes here at the Margie & Bert Studio every Monday and Tuesday.
By popular demand ‘Making Art With Textiles’ workshops will be commencing again in 2016. With the option of a single-day or two-day workshop students will be facilitated to develop skills to design and compose a naive still life (as seen above), deconstruct printed fabrics, re purpose unwanted linen and bric-a-brac, draw with your machine and become familiar with a slow stitch technique. I am excited to be teaching my art again and look forward to many inspiring and creative weeks and months ahead.
Stay posted Cxx