If you are in the US or Canada, you will soon see this issue of Quilter's Newsletter hit the stands...
Journalist Linda Hungerford has written a wonderful article on stitchery in Australia, and I was blessed to be one of the Australian designers participating in both the interview and submitting a new original project for photographing.
You can see a sneak peek of the article HERE at Linda's blog. She's the loveliest lady, and has ties with Australia revolving around her 7 month old grandson, Tay, who was born here. Sadly for us, but exciting for Linda, her family will be returning to the States in July - this means an end to Linda's regular flights to our shores where she has made many quilting friends.
With a number of other designers I was asked to submit an original hand-stitched project that could be used in a quilt top. A short list was chosen from the submissions and I was thrilled to be on it.
The final design chosen to be published as a project was Gail Pan's "Little House", and if you can find a copy of the magazine I encourage you to make her little quilt - it's gorgeous!
You can visit Gail's blog HERE.
My own submission, whilst not the published design, was photographed for the article. Here are a couple of photos I took before posting it off to the US...
I had just finished stitching ~Bouquet~ and had fabrics left over so chose them to use in my 'Nature's Gift' wallhanging. The verse around the centre stitchery is taken from our Australian national anthem.
You can read many of my personal thoughts about Australian stitchery in Linda's article. I felt quite humbled to be chosen as a participant alongside some wonderfully talented designers!
We're off to the Italian Festival at Ingham before dawn tomorrow, so I will make sure I have some photos of our weekend to share when I return!
Have a wonderful weekend!!