Sunday, June 15, 2014

Red Letter Australia workshop

On Thursday I attended a workshop with Camille Roskelley in Brisbane and it was an absolutely wonderful day! I got to meet so many lovely ladies, one of whom came from Perth for the day and amongst all of the chatter, we did manage to doing quite a bit of sewing. 
Kirsty from Bonjour Quilts took the photo above of myself, Camille and Cat with the first two blocks we made. Cat was the only person at the workshop who I had met before as she is also from the town where I now live.
Holly is Camilles friend who came out to Australia for the trip with her . Holly made a beautiful Red Letter Day quilt with 16 blocks in aqua and pinky red tones and also this cute RLD mini quilt.
This was the first block I made - a mix of Marmalade and Scrumptious dots. Camille showed us a very clever way of piecing the blocks together which made sewing them together so much quicker!!
 And the centre "reverse" block made in a Ruby floral.
I borrowed this group photo from the The Quilters and Embroiderers Store facebook page - there was quite a big group of ladies at the workshop and we all made at least one block. A couple of ladies made 4 blocks on the day!!!
These were the 40 blocks made by the 28 people on the day - they all looked amazing.
Thank you so much to Di for bringing Camille (and Holly) out to Australia, and also to Karen from the Quilters Store for organising such a great day.


  1. Knowing how good my class was with Camille I can see yours was the same. That chaining technique is great isn't it? Your blocks look great. I am using some pastel solids. I feel so very lucky to have had the chance to do a class with her. Now all I need to do is keep up the momentum and get the top done. have you made anymore blocks?

  2. Lovely to see more photos - including photos with you not them Kirsten. Seems to have been well worth the effort to attend.

  3. It looks like you had such a fab day! And everyone was so productive!

  4. Oh wow, those blocks are huge! Glad you all had fun anyway :o)

  5. oh this looks like great fun and I love the photo of all the blocks together!

  6. Looks like a fab day. And lovely photos of you too.

  7. EEEE!!! I'm so jealous. So good to see a few snaps of you with your pretty blocks. So glad you had fun!

  8. Lucky you! How fun! I never realize how HUGE those blocks are before seeing all of these posts lately.