Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Profile on Patty Harants.

We are so excited to be hosting Patty Harants here
 at Quilts In The Barn in the coming weeks.
For those of you who don't know Patty, she is a fabric designer, author,
pattern designer, amazing quilter, teacher, great story teller and all round good fun!
 
l am sure there are also many talents of Patty's that l don't know about yet,
 and hope to discover during her time here with us.
 She tells me she is a great cook, and so we will be having a few cooking experiences.
 Especially with our Aussie Spring lamb!





 
The original 1832 quilt by Rebecca Kohler.
 The Rebecca Kohler quilt was made as a coverlet by Rebecca for her son Jacob in 1832.
 She was from Berkshire County, Pennsylvania.
 The coverlet was never quilted......the finished size is 42" x 43".
with a knife edge binding..
 


 
Patty Harants's replica of Rebecca Kohler's 1832 quilt.
The pattern will be available for purchase at QITB.
 
 
 
 
 
Patty Harants's replica of Rebecca Garretson Wickersham's 1854 appliquéd album quilt.
Patty will have a limited supply of cd's with the pattern available at her workshop
The book is long out of print.



 
 We still have several spots available for
Patty's workshop,
 in which you will learn her tips
and tricks for successful applique,
 and begin work on your very own version
 of the Rebecca Kohler Crib Quilt.
The dates are Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October.

Cost is $300 for the 2 days and includes morning, lunch and afternoon tea both days,
a fabulous goodie bag, and the pattern.  10am till 4pm.
Here at the Barn
23 Hartley Road
Wonga Park


On Thursday 2nd October 7pm till 9pm
we will  also be hosting Patty
 at her very popular lecture
"Here l am.... How did l get here? "

Hear the story's behind The State Museum of Pennsylvania,
where  the original Rebecca Kohler Crib Quilt lives.
Lecture cost is $15.
Also in the barn.
 

 your only The workshop and lecture are a wonderful opportunity that is only available here at QITB
Patty is not teaching or lecturing anywhere else in Australia. 
 This may be your only chance to hear her lecture or
learn from one of the great masters from America.

 
Here is a little about Patty that can be found
 on the State Museum of Pennsylvania website.

 Patty is an artist, and fabric is her pallet. She graduated from Wayne
 State University, Detroit, Michigan with a BFA, leading to a teaching career,
 for several years, in Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts. She has studied the folk
 art of every location she has visited, and has chosen the appliqué quilt as her
 grandest medium. Her artistic hands have explored various aspects of old world
 techniques, such as decoupage, gold leafing, egg shell inlay and much more.
Patty specialized in historic restoration and interior decoration leading her to every
 facet of design as well as quilting. The appliqué quilt, however, has claimed her
 attention and after many years of lovingly creating her owns works, she began
 reproducing the antique and truly unique quilts found woven
 into the history of the United States.

Patty claims to own the greatest fabric collection in the quilt world.
 Anyone who has been in her studio has to agree. Her studio, full of fabric,
 patterns and pattern books, family mementos, and numerous quilts in varying
stages of completion, is a mixture of artistic creation, color and beauty.
 Walking through the studio, she may stop to arrange a baby quilt she is
 producing for the child of a friend, and then will stop to straighten
 the corners of an incredible reproduction of an antique quilt.
 She has a bulletin board with quilt pieces pinned in place in
 order to test each individual design.
 
 The State Museum of Pennsylvania has a fabulous quilt collection and
has generously allowed Patty the opportunity to reproduce two of their quilts:
The Rebecca Kohler Baby Quilt, 1832; and now The Wickersham Signature Quilt.
 The Chintz Medallion Quilt, 1825, is in process.

Reproducing the Wickersham Signature Quilt required Patty to painstakingly
 trace the quilt and the quilting at the museum. She began hand tracing,
while wearing gloves to protect the original. After several days of tracing,
Patty carried the patterns back to her studio where she reproduced the quilt
using only her notes and a single photograph of the quilt to verify the
use of correct fabrics and appliqué styles.
 
This loving reproduction of the Wickersham Signature Quilt is a tribute
 to the descendants of the early Americans, and an invitation to those who
 came to our shores later (as did Patty's family) to join in the wonderful
 traditions of the United States of America. Each piece is truly unique,
 and these pieces joined together create something bigger
 and stronger than any single design.
 
 Thanks for visiting.
Linda.

 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brenda and Patty's Workshops at Quilts In The Barn.


The bookings are coming in at a steady rate.
We have had great interest in all our workshops
and we still have vacancy's in all of them at the moment,
 though we expect that to change in the near future.
 So if you are still wanting a place we should be able to accommodate you.

 These are the only workshops Brenda and Patty
will be doing during their visit here to Australia.
 
l have listed below all the workshop dates and what each class entails.
The cost of the workshop is $300 for the 2 day classes.
A $50 non refundable deposit is required to secure your spot.
 
Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea is provided with all workshops.
There will also be a few surprises you!

Email myself or Meredithe
 at quiltsinthebarn@mail2world.com if you require a booking form,
and/or require bank details.
 
 
Workshop dates for Brenda Papadakis


Saturday 27th  Sunday 28th September -
 
Dear Jane  ( Book required )   
Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th October -  
 
Dear Jane ( Book required )
 
Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea is provided with all workshops.
There will also be a few surprises you!


Spend two days learning "Jane Tricks" for applique,
 accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing and paper piecing.
Master some of the more difficult blocks in Jane’s Civil War quilt,
 such as Papa’s Star, Nan’s Naidad, Wagon Wheel and
Junko’s Rose Garden. Machine and hand.

 
 
 
Monday 29th &Tuesday 30th September - Gracie’s Garden ( Pattern included )


Learn all the tricks and techniques of Back Basting Applique
while stitching this pretty folk art vase with the different
 elements contained in the Susanna Culp 1848 quilt.
Never need freezer paper, overlays, glue, starch or templates again!
 If you’ve tried other methods of applique´ with little or no success,
 or if you’re looking for a simpler way to enjoy hand stitching,
this class is for you. Curves, points, circles, stems, even a little
embroidery are all taught while you back baste Gracie’s Garden.
 Beginner to Advanced. Two days, all hand.

 
 


Workshop date for Patty Harants
 
Friday 3rd &Saturday 4th October  Rebecca Kohler Crib Quilt.
(Pattern included)

Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea is provided with all workshops.
There will also be a few surprises you!
 
 Spend 2 days learning Patty's tips for successful applique.  
Hear the story's behind The State Museum of Pennsylvania,
where  the original Rebecca Kohler Crib Quilt lives.
This class is based on Patty’s reproduction of the Rebecca Kohler Crib Quilt.
 Requirements list at a later date.

 
 
 
 
Lecture dates
Brenda Papadakis –– Friday 26th September 7pm – 9pm "My Journey With Jane"
Patty Harants –– Thursday 2nd October 7pm – 9pm "Here l am….how did l get here?"
 
These are also filling fast. The cost of the lecture is $15.
You can secure your place by filling out a booking form, and paying in full.
 
Email myself or Meredithe
 at quiltsinthebarn@mail2world.com if you require a booking form,
and/or require bank details.
 
 
Please feel free to share this post on your blog or other social media.
 We want to give Brenda and Patty a wonderful time with our Aussie quilters.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Linda.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

More info on Brenda Papadakis and Patty Harants workshops and Lectures.


Thank you to everyone who has inquired about our lectures and
workshops with Brenda Papadakis and Patty Harants.
We are very excited to be hosting them here at QITB.
 
 
Please find below more information about each of the classes.
There is a $50 non refundable deposit for each workshop,
and places are limited and filling fast.
 
Don't delay!  These are the only workshops Brenda and Patty
will be doing during their visit here to Australia.
 
 
If you require a booking form, please email quiltsinthebarn@mail2world.com
and we will also send bank details. 



 
Lecture dates
 
Brenda Papadakis –– Friday 26th September 7pm – 9pm "My Journey With Jane"
 
Patty Harants –– Thursday 2nd October 7pm – 9pm "Here l am….how did l get here?"
 
 
Lecture cost is $15 and includes a light supper after.
 
 

Workshop dates for Brenda Papadakis
 
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September - Dear Jane ( Book required )
 
Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th September - Gracie’s Garden ( Pattern included )
 
Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th October - Dear Jane ( Book required )
 
 
Workshop cost is $300 and includes morning & afternoon tea and lunch.

 

 

Dear Jane®


Spend two days learning "Jane Tricks" for applique, accurate rotary cutting,
 machine piecing and paper piecing.
 Master some of the more difficult blocks in Jane’s Civil War quilt,
such as Papa’s Star, Nan’s Naidad, Wagon Wheel
and Junko’s Rose Garden. Machine and hand.
 
 
 
Gracie’s Garden
 
 
 
Learn all the tricks and techniques of Back Basting Applique
while stitching this pretty folk art vase with
 the different elements contained in the Susanna Culp 1848 quilt.
Never need freezer paper, overlays, glue,
starch or templates again! If you’ve tried other methods of applique´
 with little or no success, or if you’re looking for a simpler way
 to enjoy hand stitching, this class is for you.
Curves, points, circles, stems, even a little embroidery
are all taught while you back baste Gracie’s Garden.
Beginner to Advanced. Two days, all hand.

 
 
 


Workshop date for Patty Harants
 
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th October
Choose between the Original
 Rebecca Kohler Crib Quilt (pattern included)
or
Rebecca All Over Again ( Pattern included )
 

Workshop cost is $300 and includes morning & afternoon tea and lunch.

 
 REBECCA KOHLER CRIB QUILT
 
 
Spend 2 days learning Patty's tips for successful applique.
This class is based on Patty’s reproduction of the Rebecca Kohler Crib Quilt.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for visiting.
Linda.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Workshops at QITB 2014

We are very excited to announce that some special international tutors will be joining us this year at QITB!!


Contact me via email at quiltsinthebarn@mail2world.com for a copy of this form. Fill in the details  and email back to me asap.  This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed - these workshops will be their only teaching engagement whilst the ladies are in Australia so we feel very fortunate to have them. 

For those of you coming to the Craft and Quilt Fair in Melbourne this week, I will have these forms available on the Quiltmania Stand E25.

Further details regarding the workshops will be available at a later date.

Thanks for visiting,
Linda

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quilts In The Barn 2014!

 
 
We are so excited to finally bring you our flyer for this years
Quilts In The Barn.
And super excited to announce that
Brenda Papadakis and Patty Harants
 will be our special guests this year.
 
Once again, Mary Koval will be back with
antique quilts from her collection for sale.
And we have an amazing amount of stunning quilts that will be on display this year.
 
 
There is lots to be excited about here at QITB.
So exciting its hard to sit still!!
 
We have a stunning quilt for our raffle quilt,
and the tickets will be available next month.
 
We will be releasing dates and pre-registration information tomorrow
 about the workshops and lectures we have
planned for Brenda and Patty.
Its going to be so much fun!!!
 
Come see me on the Quiltmania booth at the
Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair to pick up a flyer or pre-registration form
 for the workshops or lectures. Booth E25 
 
Thanks for visiting.
Linda.
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, June 23, 2014

Busy, Busy!


l managed to spend some hours in my sewing room over the weekend,
tidying and hanging a few new gifted quilts on my Great  Wall of Quilts.
 l love looking at my wall. There are so many wonderful memories tied up with these quilts.
 Quilts made by friends and  gifted to me, quilts made together with friends.
Quilts from patterns that were gifts.
 All the quilts have a special meaning to me in one way or another.
And its a huge inspiration when l walk in the room.
 
 
 
During my tidy spree l came across parts and elements
from a quilt l had published late last year.
l always make sample blocks and bits that they photograph.
 This particular one was based on an antique quilt in my collection.
So l finished sewing all the elements together, and this is what l have.
 It will be a small version of the original quilt.
And another great quilt to put on the wall.
 
 
 
Not sure that my fascination with red and white quilts has dissipated.
l have enough quilts, both antique and those made by me to fill 2 books! LOL
 
 
 
 
Here is an update on my hexi's.
Current count is 68 complete, and 8 centres.
Almost half way!!! Woo Hoo!
I am still on target for 1 per day since l started.
Its now become a multi container quilt.
To keep on track and see what needs doing and where l am going,
 l keep my reds and creams  in 1 tin. The second tin is now holding the pathway,
 which l will continue to cover. I will start adding them to the centres soon.
 l have also been busy cutting new fabrics to add.
And if you look closely you can see l am adding a few browns.
There are some brown flowers in the original quilt.
l will make them and decide at a later date if they make the cut.
 
 
 
Some of you will have seen the article about
Quilts In The Barn in the 100th edition of Quiltmania.
Its always exciting to see my photos in print.
In the article we mentioned  this years exhibit.
 

 
 
l am getting almost daily email enquiry's about our dates and other info.
 
Our flyer is being worked on as we speak ( have just seen a sneak peak! )
 l expect to have it here on the blog in the next few days.
We are  super excited about our guests this year,
 and for the first time we will also be holding lectures and workshops with them.
Its going to be soooo much fun!!! 
 
 
 
 
Are you going to the Melbourne Craft and Quilt fair?
Come see me on the Quiltmania stand. Booth E25
l will be there everyday and plan to have our flyers available.
 
Thanks for visiting.
Linda.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hexed!! An update!

 
 
While enjoying a stitching day at Millrose  in Ballan on Sunday,
l took my hexi flowers for a walk around the shop.
l found 2 that l liked, so l put it to the other girls stitching with me to help.
The decision was unanimous!!
 
So l am happy to report that l have finally found the fabric l want to use as my pathway!
l set to on Tuesday, covering a handful to test them out.
Here is the result! l couldn't be more happy.
Love them, and love what they bring to the flowers.
l originally bought 2 metres, then yesterday bought 2 more, just in case!!
Can a girl ever have enough of a great fabric?? LOL
 
 
 

 
My tally so far is 39 flowers completed, and 14 centres made.

 
Then l have tons more prepped and ready to pick up and go.
l take my tin of fabric and papers with me everywhere,
and when ever l have a few minutes of down time,
l take it out and stitch a few.

 
And now l also have to confess that l have a new hexi addiction!
When l was in France a few years ago, l fell in love with these blue Liberty fabrics.
 l chose 3 solids to go with them and put them in a case to make a French memory quilt.
When l came home l went through my meagre Liberty stash and pulled out some extras.
 This is what l stitched at our sewing day in Ballan.
Couldn't be happier with how it is looking,
and makes a nice change from working with the reds all the time.
Time will tell what l choose for the pathway here, but l do have something in mind!!
Stay tuned!!
 


 
Thanks for visiting.
Linda.