Thursday 7 July 2016

Sewmiriam Workshop - Quilt Escape Week

This week got off to a fabulous start with a Sewmiriam workshop. Ladies came from near and far to take the class as part of the annual Quilt Escape Week at Cottage Quiltworks. The focus of this workshop was not only about bag construction, but also about colour, fabric choice and placement. The class results speak for themselves so let me share with you what was created.

Ruth Ann cut into her highly covetable Tula Pink stash and made this wonderful Sewmiriam Handy Ziptop Bag. It is truly stunning. 

Her friend Leah made this gorgeous bag front 

and back 

Jen made these bag fronts and backs . They have a 3-dimensional appearance.

They make you want to travel right this minute! I love the pops of colour.
Here they are all finished together, taken from an Instagram posting.

Annette will be holidaying soon and made herself a bag to take away, with a travel theme.

Here is the back..showing how effective graphic prints can be.

Joka used Australian fabrics acquired while travelling to Alice Springs to make her bag. I love the results. 

That retro caravan fabric! I know - we all want a piece of that! 

Ann used a piece of toile and gave it a modern twist by framing it with a graphic print , creating maximum impact. Gorgeous! Congratulations Ann on a beautiful bag, finished with hexagon trim and matching lining. 

Here is the back

Elizabeth commenced work on a Sewmiriam Tote bag. The front is done already, in shades of soft blue, again showing how a toile can be used creatively. I love the way our eye is drawn to follow the hunt. 

Nancy made a Sewmiriam Quilt as you go Cushion Cover during the class. I love the way there is a textural quality to the cover, created by the quilting lines and fabric placement. Clever. 

Sandy brought along several projects to finish in class, and wowed us all with her collection of  Sewmiriam Handy Ziptop bags and a Sewmiriam iPad cover.  We all want to be Sandy's best friend by Christmas ! 

As you can see, it was a tremendous class, filled with talent and creativity. Thank you all for an inspiring day. I think I have the best job in the world! 

Happy sewing, love Miriamx 

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