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Monday, May 21, 2012

Quilt Academy course - Circle Magic

Ladies busy cutting, sticking and sewing circles!

Phil's class sample

My work in progress!
The fourth Quilt Academy workshop was held on Saturday ,19th May 2012. Phil Fisher taught her Circle Magic course. She taught a technique used to attach perfect circles on a background. You could make a small wallhanging or a cushion cover.
All the ladies enjoyed the course and left smiling knowing they have accomplished something. Some of the ladies reached the quilting stage too!

The technique that Phil taught can be used to make other patterns as well. I was so pleased with my efforts , I couldn't wait to go home and finish the quilt top.It is now ready for quilting.
 Great job , Phil!

 Lunch was provided by Thavi -  Lamb Kebabs or Macaroni and cheese . I had the lamb kebabs and I thought it was delicious! Thanks Thavi!

The next course will be held on 28th July 2012. I'm rushing off to book a place! Until next time....

P.S. Looking for a name for my quilt- any ideas ladies?


  1. Ooh, Janet, That looks like so much fun! I was languishing in Joburg, unfortunately.

    1. Hi Glenda It was such a great technique - we did have loads of fun. Hopefully you will be at the next course in July. We might need your fabrics because we've got to take 10-12 different coloured, 25cm pieces of fabric.

  2. Sorry, I won't be at the next one- I'll be at the IQC show at the Emperor's Palace in JHB.
    You will just have to pay us a visit at the shop over a weekend.