Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bonnie McCaffery visit to Melbourne - Australia

About half-hour ago I arrived home from attending a very inspiring lecture given by  Bonnie McCaffery from the USA. 
She spoke about her quilting journey and showed us some of her quilts that she is teaching at the moment in Australia.

 Her style has  changed over the past 20 years  from kaleidoscope quilts, freeform applique and NON applique quilts, DigiBobbE (digitized bobbin embroidery), and her latest interest....Portrait Quilts. She has written a book  "Portrait Quilts" and has a DVD called "Painted Face for Beginners - Workshop on DVD".

I'm so pleased to be able to book into her "Painted Face for Beginners' class this coming Sunday. I hope to blog about it.

Another class on offer is DoodleZenDotZ which truly adds pizzazz to our projects.
She showed us this quilt with that technique.

Bonnie produces free vidCasts which can be downloaded from iTunes. These vidcasts features  some of her techniques and also interviews with well-known quilters from the USA and international artists.  Just go to her website.

And lastly, I don't normally add personal pictures but I could not resist this one taken this evening.