Wednesday, December 07, 2011


Christmas is coming!

Well, the calendar tells me that Christmas is just a few short weeks away now and I haven't done anything towards it yet, apart from make the mince pies.  I am working very hard on my latest whole cloth quilt and have worked out that if I put in the hours, it should be finished by Christmas Eve.  As it is a crib quilt, I shall be watching the Service of Lessons and Carols from King's College Cambridge, in the hope that I can find a suitable carol to name it after.

It has been a busy year.  I have been extremely lucky in that most of the cancelled book projects have found homes in our UK magazines and will be published some time in the future. It was such a shame to hear of the demise of Workbox magazine, but I did manage to have three articles published this year before it closed.  I am sure it will be missed by all who read it.

Once again, I have been extremely lucky to win awards for my work at both national and international Shows and look forward to more competition next year.  I have been even luckier in all my quilting friends, wherever they live around the world, who have given me the greatest support and happiness.  I thank you all.

The biggest event this year has been the making of the new Block of the Month Quilt, for Region 9 of the Quilters' Guild. Again, Nick has helped me with putting the instructions and patterns into pdf files and the first will be launched on 1st January 2012.  Nick has also had some fun filming me showing the stitches and how they are made.  The videos will be available to everyone who visits my website, very shortly.  Hopefully, over time, they will be added to and I hope they will be helpful to everyone who makes one of my projects, either on-line or in a magazine.  It isn't too late to register for the Block of the Month, even after it starts in January.  Just fill in the application form (on the website) and send your cheque to Ros Peedle.  You will then receive all the patterns and instructions which have been sent out so far and then join the monthly list for the rest.  I understand that there have been over 200 applicants so far, which is absolutely fantastic.  What a wonderful Show and Tell we can have when they are all made.

All I can do now is to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a good quilting New Year ahead.

Happy quilting,


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