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JulesQuilts-quilter- wife- mother- kiwi

Back in Farnham and having fun in my studio learing on My gammill Elevate longarm and enjoying quilting.


I have been on retreat in Devon Hope Cove with Ani Catt LAUK and was given tution from Deloa Jones an American longarm quilter https://www.deloasquiltshop.com Great fun 



Time flies and I have been busy my new longarm arrived 3 weeks ago and i have been playing on it. unfortunately. i am travelling again so i shall miss it. but I am also busy teaching while I am in NZ so always busy.


I have been waiting for my longarm machine. I chose to up grade to a newer version and Gammill have not launched it yet. Fingers crossed it will be done in Houston. In the mean time I have got the Pfaff grand quilter up and running.

and also have products to start some dying.





I am making lots of quilt tops and working on a new design idea, getting involved in the local quilt groups again and heading off to the NEC for Festival of Quilts.

Time flies I am now settled back into Farnham Surrey and am awaiting the arrival of my Longarm machine.

I hope to get the very lastest Gammill.

I am available for workshops so have a look at my classes and I will happily adjust to suit your group.

Happy quilting




Wow Happy new year 2017 and life is moving along now only 5months and I will be settled at home in Farnham. And looking forward to returning to my studio.

in the mean time I hope to start some dyeing workshops in Auckland.

How life can throw curve balls. Terry's job in Romania has ended and he has taken a year off. We have just spent 3 weeks in USA where I put a part payment down on a Gammill Vision 2.0 longarm machine, this will arrive in June 2017.

in the meantime we are travelling around Romania and return to NZ form November to May next year. Before returning to my studio where I shall start my quilting business.


Recently I have started voluntary help at Our Lady of Mercy Romania, showing the ladies patchwork and quilting by hand we are making table runners for the spring fair.  They will learn hand piecing and hand appliqué and quilting if you wish to donate any sewing notions to them let me know.


Hi I have been finding my feet in Bucharest and settling in. Have found a very large fabric market selling all types of fabrics but very little cotton for dying.

I have done burn test on the ones I bought and all bar one had some other component in them although small.

i shall spend time dying them to see if they are natural.

I am heading back to London for the festival of quilts and hope to see you at virtual studio.



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My new sewing room very hot during the day but a nice compact size just for me

I have met a lovely Romanian Lady who runs a group in Bucharest and she also has an online quiltshop. We plan to do some great workshops together in the future.

I have been to a local craft fair and have seen some of the crafts people are doing here.


Local craft fair at the folk Museum

I found an exhibition of textiles from the University art and design students and we hope to make contact with the University when it opens again next term. They obvisously have some exciting ideas. << New text box >>

great block printing
lovely layering

I have come across many antique weavings of carpets and wall art which has exciting patterns and ideas for me not to mention the bulidings also.

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After 14 years back in the UK Terry has a posting to Bucharest Romania.

At present My lovely Studio is packed up and ready to move I will be working alot smaller to start but eventually will have a wet space someehere there.

I have made contact with the Bernina shop there and hope to hold some workshops with the local groups.

I shall be back to the UK in August for Fesitival of quilts and Carbo Quilt Retreat and Committed to Cloth Colour Study so catch up then.




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