Tuesday, 8 April 2014
something new and something ugly
At home, nursing a tummy bug (or food poisoning, who knows) and in no mood for stitching, today's post was a welcome sight.
"Down Under Quilts" is a new magazine for me.
In the supplement "World of Quilts - India" is a projects by our Tiggy Rawling "Shisha Embroidery"
and Mini Quilt by Gillian Travis.
The sweet little quilt on the front cover is by Esther Aliu.
Our quilters blogging world is not so large after all!
Of course, there are lots more lovely goodies inside the magazine and its supplement.
There is also an interesting article, with suggestions, on how to take pictures of your finished projects.
Shame it is just Part 1, it is pricey to buy magazines from the other side of the world.
I have thought that I am old enough not to get easily shocked, but Brenda Wood's article "Australia's Most Wanted" has managed just that.
We, stitchers, are a caring lot; we share our knowledge, we go to shows to admire and get inspired by other's work, but obviously some are more caring then others. It is hard to believe that quilters would steal from each other, but that is just what this article is about. The author had her quilt stolen off the wall, within the first two hours of Brisbane exhibition. Quilts are being stolen not only from shows, but from luggage during quiltmakers trips, from postal parcels, even during workshops, not talking about breaking into shops.
There are pictures of some of the "disappeared" quilts inside the magazine, this is just one of them,
"Feathers Unfolden" by Brenda Wood. If you see this stunning quilt on your travels, the chances are that it is not where it should be.