Quilting with Thembi – Part 4 – by Sue Cameron

Thembi finished quilting both of her Saw Tooth Star blocks.  We may need to do a little more stitching on one of them as the block is a little puffy.  We’ll sort it out tomorrow.  We may even do some hand quilting with embroidery thread.  I felt that it was essential...

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Quilting with Thembi – Part 3 – by Sue Cameron

Next, we cut out another Saw Tooth Star but this time we stitched it by machine.  Thembi whipped through the cutting in record time for a new quilter – it feels good to say that she is a new quilter. We had a problem when we took out the machine that had been issued...

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Quilting with Thembi – Part 2 – by Sue Cameron

On Tuesday night, during dinner, Thembi and I discussed how I would go about teaching Thembi how to teach her students.  We discussed whether we should do handwork or machine work.  Eventually we decided that it would benefit the students most to do both:  handwork –...

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Quilting with Thembi – by Sue Cameron

Last night I met a remarkable young woman.  Her name is Thembi.  She grew up in Jozini in Zululand and graduated from Walter Sisulu University in Mthatha in the Transkei, with a teaching degree in Consumer Studies.  Fresh out of university, she applied for a position...

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Material Hugs – by Twig

I used to do pottery. I wasnt very good at it, but I loved it.  I loved the unpredictability of the process of pot-making.  It was impossible to see the finished pot in that lump of clay, but there was so much potential – and so many opportunities. With every step...

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TRIP TO MOROCCO By Pauline Law

My recent visit to Morocco has left me with the most wonderful memories of sights, sounds, tastes and above all COLOURS and IDEAS for quilts! Although they may not all actually come to fruition/fabric! My daughter Liz first visited Morocco almost 20 years ago, for a...

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A VERY BIG “THANK YOU”!

Blog by Lorette Kerr from Queensburgh Quilters Guild I have received a huge "Thank you" from KZN Kittens for the pillows and cushions that I made from the scraps that people collect for me!  Mandy from KZN Kittens said that they are also looking for steel mesh or roof...

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Giving Thanks – by: Mandy Kirk

What are you thankful for? Good health, stable finances, a job, loving relationships, your faith....there are many things one can be thankful for. In your life as a quilter, what are you thankful for? Having a good fabric stash, quilting community and friends, not...

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