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Colours from the Bush

What a busy week that was. Classes are running full steam ahead, and lots of people are getting stuck in with their projects now that the weather is so much colder.

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Before all the 'busyness', we went for a trip to the National Wildlife centre at Mount Bruce. It is always so calming to walk in the bush, and listen to the native birds singing. I took my camera with me to collect inspiration for the classes I am going to attend at Symposium in July. I love the mistiness of the fern fronds against the sky. Then my eye was drawn to this:

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What great colours, there is so much to learn from in nature.

The highlight of the week was the One Fabric Wonder class yesterday. Joanne Farmery came down from Hawkes Bay to teach the class.

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It's not the easiest quilt to make but Joanne led everyone through step by step and by the end of the day beautiful kaleidoscopes began to emerge from Turtles.....

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to Fairies ......

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And yes, the colours of the New Zealand Bush ....

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I can't wait to see all the blocks that are going to be made between now and the second class in July!

In the shop, we were busy cutting part 5 of the Mystery quilt. The fabrics were posted out to those doing the Mystery by post on Saturday, and people are coming in to collect their packs. I am planning to have a 'stitch in' on the 9th of November when part ten comes out - watch this space for more news if you are doing the Mystery quilt. We also had a free motion quilting class on Wednesday - the first class I have taught with a male student - it was my husband! Now's the time for him to get started on his 'jelly roll race' quilt, but he didn't get a look in with the sewing machine today - hm, will there have to be his and hers machines?

Have a happy stitching week,




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