Its been a little while since the last post.... and what a better way to begin, than with this beautiful new book by Sarah Fielke!
I first met Sarah about 8years ago...
Kirsten and I had been hand printing fabric in our tiny garage and we were looking for new markets that were suitable. Craft then,was nowhere near as popular and sort after as it is now so we really had to be creative in how we approached it all...Kirsten told me of this fabulous shop that sold “quilting” fabric.
I was extremely hesitant, as I always associated these type of shops with teddy bears and lots of brown,but as soon as I walked into 'Material Obsession' I knew times were changing..
Amy Butler and Denyse Schmidt had just released their first ranges and it was exciting!!
We showed Sarah our handprinted fabrics and she immediately placed an order...The big local craft fair was on, and we were printing until all hours in order to fill the requests.
IT WAS FUN!!...
Cutting a long story short and much hard work,we later secured our first line of fabric with 'Free Spirit Fabrics'......
Sarah 'got it' and supported us, and used many of the early Prints Charming prints in her quilts...
So today I feel extremely honoured to be able to present to you,Sarah's incredible new book
'Hand quilted with love'...
(OOH I recognize those hand printed bright spots!!)
My first impression of this inspirational book is its clarity.
Believe it or not,I am actually quite new to the art of quilt making.
Sarah's instructions are direct and easy to understand.They have an ernest quality
that seduce you on every page!
I totally LOVE the hand stitching that is a quintessential part of a Fielke quilt!
I totally LOVE how Sarah makes her quilts.They have a traditional essence, yet capture modernity in her fabric choices.The heartfelt hand stitching leaves you fulfilled in every way.
For all of you that are already quilters,or would LOVE to begin..this is an essential book to add to your library.It is real and honest,direct and inspirational.
A book that will grow with you as your skills and confidence grow also.
for more information go to www.sarahfielke.com
More news coming soon....Cath x