Kerry over at Margaret River and Beyond blogged about our Open Studio – its a lovely read
My friend Maureen Munro from Margaret River Machine Quilting has generously shared her fabulous studio with me for the period of the Margaret River Region Open Studios. We have had so many visitors over the first weekend of the event, met some lovely people who braved the rain are all so enthusiastic about being able to go out and about visiting studios, meeting artists and admiring (and purchasing) our work.
I am counting my experience today as a studio visit as I was able to watch Maureen prepare and use her huge long arm quilting machine to quilt a quilt.
A fascinating process to watch and a whole lot more complicated than you would imagine. Maureen completes her beautiful photographic art quilts using the same machine but for those quilts she takes full control of the quilting machine and lets Fred have a rest.
Margaret River Machine Quilting Studio open 11th – 27th April 2015 each day 10 – 4
I have neglected my blog for a while – but have been busy in the background – most recently preparing for Margaret River Region Open Studios. My lovely friend Maureen Munro from Margaret River Machine Quilting is sharing her studio with me for the two weeks 11th April – 27th April 2015. You can view the catalogue here http://www.mrros.com.au/event-catalogue/
Maureen’s studio overlooks a beautiful reserve of karri trees and my space for the duration of Open Studios will be well and truly “open” – I will have a dye pot on the go and am hoping to experiment with some of the weeds I have noticed down there as well as some windfalls and with Maureen’s gracious permission some of the plants in her garden.
We are running some very simple “make and take” workshops each day – this is the scheduled programme – but things may change without notice – if you are interested in a particular technique please phone.
Margaret River Region Open Studios is a wonderful event with over 100 artists opening their studios to the public – we hope to see you down there.