Monday, 20 October 2014

Needle Stars with Paula

I recently took a trip over the border into England for Regional Day for the North East branch of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles, Region 15E.

It was a fun filled weekend, speakers for the day were Paula Nadelstern and Margaret Boe.

I just made it to the hall in time to here Paula tell her stories and show us her quilts too...what an interesting day, two very different styles but equally compelling.

Paula has been a long time piecing hero of mine, her quilts are intricate manipulations of fabric, even though we were told that it's the fabrics that make them look difficult...don't believe it....

Margaret too had travelled over the border from Edinburgh and took the afternoon slot and entertained us with her numerous tales of her quilting life.

Margaret chatting after her talk...
I was totally spoiled and had the pleasure of dinner out with Paula, Liz (our wonderful hostess) and Gillian on Saturday night.

Liz, Paula and Myself

On the Sunday I was lucky enough to take a class with Paula, I was so engrossed that we didn't take many treasured photos, most of my other class mates were already packing up or gone by the time I thought to find my phone....but this one is special.....

I did manage to finish my first home....

Looks impressive, I'm not totally happy with it so my next block is cut out and ready to sew....need to get the technique down while it's still in my mind. Wish I had more time to spend on this but somehow my customers seem to think Christmas is coming, I have a few quilts to get on with....

I promise to show some customer quilts in my next post....


  1. Your block turned out much better than my first needlestar block! I'm totally addicted to Paula's technique.

  2. That block looks pretty good to me! I look forward to seeing your next block - as well as the custom quilting you do. They are always gorgeous!

  3. Whut?! You're not completely happy with it?! Well, send it to ME! I'l pay postage. It's gorgeous! I've never tried Paula's techniques. Way over my head.

    I look forward to your every post, Kay. You're such a wonderful quilter and you're so generous with your work. Thank you!

    Maggie in Arizona US


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