Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Auction Winners

The Auction for the QLD Flood Appeal ended Monday 24 January 2010

The winners are:

Auction 3- Quilt (on Purrfectly Quilted)  - MAC $320

(These two auctions were on my Jane Monk Studio blogspot)

Auction 1 - Zentangle Kit -  PETRA  $120

Auction 2 - Hand Drawn Zentangle Letter - NANCY $225

What a great auction ... thank you everyone for participating and giving to this worthy cause.

Would the winners please contact my by email with their receipt details when they have made deposit to the QLD Premiers Flood Relief Appeal Fund   http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Two More Things I Love

I love William Morris' designs - they are elegant and sophisticated, romantic and wonderfully inspirational.  I also love Michelle Hill's interpretation of Morris' work in her quilts.   I am lucky enough to have been able to purchase a copy of Michelle Hill's latest book (a signed copy no less, from Patchwork By Sea in South Australia - thank you to everyone there as my book arrived today).

 I also love love love fabric and now have some fat quarters of Michelle Hill's range "In the Beginning"  and one layer cake of Barbara Brackman's "A Morris Tapestry".

Now to combine these into a beautiful quilt .. hmm may take me some time but I am determined to make a Morris inspired quilt.

Now for everyone who is waiting for quilting to be done, or wants quilting to be done ... I am in the process of changing over machines and am not 100% sure when that will be completed ... those that are waiting, I will advise individually...thank you all for your patience and support.

 Don't forget the QLD Premiers Flood Appeal ... and all the auctions that are taking place through Toni of Make It Perfect

This is my Quilt Auction
 This is my Jane Monk Studio Zentangle Drawing - Auction 2
The winning bidder gets to choose the letter I draw in the centre.
This is my Jane Monk Studio Zentangle Kit - Auction 1
A full official Zentangle Kit including DVD

Thank you everyone for your support of this greatly needed appeal....Happy Quilting ... and bidding .... Jane x

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Purrfectly Quilted Queensland Flood Appeal Auction

I am just overwhelmed by the footage that we are seeing coming in from Queensland, I have friends and family there (they are okay) and everyone is affected by the devestation and loss occurring at the moment.  I heard about  Toni from Make It Perfect and how she was organising an auction in blogland and I wanted to join in to help as much as I could.   If you click on the pink umbrella button below you'll be taken to her site where, on Sunday, there will be a complete list of everyone who has an auction running.


I am actually auctioning three items - A quilt on this blog and two other items on my Jane Monk Studio Blog.
Auction Quilt            Auction 1 - Zentangle Kit   and Auction 2 - Illuminated Letter hand drawn by me.

To Bid you will need to click on the Auction you are interested in bidding on and leave a comment (DON'T DO IT HERE) but on the page for the item you’re interested in. The auction will finish on Monday 24th January. If you are the winning bidder I will send you an email. To pay just go to the Premiere’s Flood Relief Appeal donate the amount and send me an email copy of your receipt together with your address and I will post the bag to you.   This auction is only open to Australian residents as I will be covering the cost of postage myself.   So start bidding and let's show those in Queensland how much we feel their plight and want to help.  Thank you so much to everyone for your generosity. 

 Auction Item 1 ... An Official Zentangle Kit

Auction Item 2 - An Original Hand Drawn Letter in my Zentangle style - you get to choose what letter you want in the centre.

Thank you to everyone who is participating in this wonderful initiative.
Jane x

Fabric Postcard Technique Class

 On Saturday 15th January I will be teaching my Fabric Postcard Technique class at Cranberry Crafts in Ulverstone ... I thought I would share a couple of the postcards I have made.

This little one is full of owls ... I just loved the motifs on this fabric and cut them out so I could place them as I liked.   They are placed on some tea dyed fabric that I made which has come up a very lovely soft colour.
And this little fellow is hand drawn by me in my Zentangle style ... I think this makes a fantastic personalised fabric postcard, don't you?

You can see more of my Zentangle drawings at http://janemonkstudio.com 

I have quite a few others but I can't show them as that would spoil the class.

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane x

Monday, 10 January 2011

Welcome to the New Year

 Some of last year's quilts ... I love Maisy - this was a quilt that I was asked to make up from some Maisy panels - isn't it cute.
 Another edge to edge pattern - Angel Wings.
 This is a Tasmanian Brown Trout - very yummy.  We went fishing in the Highland Lakes region in Tasmania over the New Year ... very relaxing.
 Of course we took our kitties with us ... Merlin loved the wood pile.
 Jet preferred the bucket - any bucket will do.
This was the view from our tent - directly overlooking Lake Arthur - 'twas beautiful.

So ... welcome to the New Year - I know we are a fair way into January already but better late than never!   

I am looking forward to a wonderful quilting journey again this year ... and to start it all off I have been asked to be a guest speaker at the The Australian Quilters Association later this year ... now that is an honour and I am looking forward to it immensely. 

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane x