At the recent Toowoomba Qulters show, one of the traders had a stand selling their wonderful patterns for paper piecing. There were continues demonstrations by Shannon of their hand piecing from their 'playing with paper packs'.
The sample quilts, wall hangings, and othere designs were exquisite.
The most interesting thing about these demonstrations, to me, was Greg....it was fascinating to see a "blokey" man stitching the fine pieces of fabric together with that tiny needle and thread. It turned out that Greg, who was probably only there to do the heavy lifting in the first place, became a bit bored with just keeping Shannon company. After 3 days of this he wanted to "do" something, so Shannon taught him the hand piecing.
When I saw him he had been doing this for only 1 day, and I am convinced you would not find neater, finer stitching anywhere by any lady. His stitches were so tiny you almost needed a magnifying glass to see them.
|Greg concentrating on his stitching and Shannon|
Watch out ladies there is a new stitcher in town...and can he sew.....yes he certainly can!
What quilting lady would not love to have a hubby like this to help out with her hand stitching.
If you would like to read a full report on the quilts and the traders go to the Toowoomba Quilters site. here where you will find links to the traders, see the range of beautiful quilts, as well as winners of the raffles.
Meanwhile, I have also included a photo of my friend Dianne with her leaf quilt and standing at the sales table which was full of the most wondrous work and gifts to buy..