Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 - a photo recap

In no particular order I thought that for my last post for 2015, I would repost some of the projects covered in Sewmiriam blogposts this year. It has been a pleasure sharing my love of patchwork and quilting, design, colour and teaching with you  all. To all the wonderful ladies who came to my workshops I thank you. To all the inspiring Fairholme Quilters who have encouraged and supported me I thank you. To all my quilting friends at Cottage Quiltworks I thank you. To all of you who read my blog thank you so much! 


Happy New Year and happy sewing, love Miriamx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

The Night Before Christmas

Thank you to all my readers for making 2015 so special. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you have been inspired and that you will venture with me into 2016. To an infinity of stitches and beyond!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

Happy sewing, love Miriam x

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Week before Christmas.....

 Just  a short post today with some of my  favourite Christmas dolls and a bird to get you in the festive spirit.

Wishing you and your loved ones a magical Christmas.

Happy sewing,  love Miriamx 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Generosity of Spirit

The festive season approaches with high velocity. This got me thinking about what really is important. Not the achievement of all the jobs on the 'to do ' list, nor the lavish present buying, but what is often forgotten - generosity of spirit.

I am sure a lot of people think that the more they spend - the more generous they are. When you meet someone who has a kind word, helps without asking or seeking acknowledgement, offers assistance to a stranger, listens with interest, smiles with genuine warmth, you know that the world is made just that bit better. 

I wish you a wonderful Festive Season. May it be filled with a generosity of spirit that brings you true joy. And .. a few reflective moments of stitching of course! 

Happy sewing, love Miriam x 

Friday, 4 December 2015

Fairholme Raffle Quilt

The Fairholme Raffle Quilt is finished, and she is a beauty!

The talented ladies of Fairholme Quilters have been busy all year making the blocks. The quilt measures 60 X 80 inches and is made from cotton fabrics with long arm quilting expertly done by Jo- Ann Phillps. The quilt is hand and machine pieced and was  designed by Miriam Jones (me!) and Janice Freelander. It is a stunning French quilt and a credit to all those who have worked on this project. Special thanks to Janice Freelander and Jill O'Conner. 

All money raised from the sale of raffle tickets  will be going to Studio Artes . Studio Artes is a local program that offers creative programs for those with disabilities. Truly inspiring and life changing programs. You  can find out more about Studio Artes here. The raffle will be drawn on April 10th at the Fairholme Quilters Quilt Show at Thornleigh Community Centre. Save that weekend in your 2016 diaries. I know - 2016 is filling up fast already ! 

To launch the raffle quilt, tickets will be available on Saturday 5th December at Hornsby Shopping Mall , as part of the Studio Artes Ride- a -Day Fundraising event . We can be found between the fountain and the mall entrance (David Jones side) The quilt will be on show from 10.30 . Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 .  I would love to see you there! Who knows- you may buy the winning ticket!! 

Happy sewing, love Miriam x