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Win..Quiltmakers Parade of Homes magazine....

I love going to quilt market in the US, I get to meet so many people who I only see twice a year but with whom over the years I have become friends and Carolyn from Quiltmaker Magazine is a favourite. Carolyn invited me to make a house for the Quiltmaker Parade of Homes magazine, how could I resist......    

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What fun we all had participating in this 'Parade of Homes', you can see a house by Bonnie Hunter, Carrie Nelson, Kimberley Jolly, Gail Pan, Gudrun Erla, Nancy Mahoney, Debbie Caffrey, Helen Stubbings, Karla Eisenach, Julie Herman and Elizabeth Dackson plus a heap of gorgeous patterns for you to enjoyu making.

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One of the fun things we were all asked was who we would like to be a neighbour?? I loved reading everyones replies in the magazine and I am sure you will too.....I chose to have Willy Wonka as my neighbour....why you ask...well, so I can have an endless supply of choklit and perhaps if I am lucky he might lend me an oompa loompa occasionally to help meet my deadlines!! 

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 I had such fun creating my home, I used a mixture of fabrics from my fabric collections :) and I followed the easy to piece instructions by Lorri Holt (and you know piecing is not my favourite thing), then I had fun adding some wintery details. I hope you like MrSnowman, he was really begging to be in the garden of my dream home :)

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So, what are you waiting for? To win a copy of Quiltmaker Magazine Sept/Oct 2014 No 149 issue and get stitching your 'dream home' please visit  Quiltmaker magazine and leave a message for the QM team.

 I also have a copy (or a digital copy depending on where on the planet you live) to give away so please leave a message for me here and tell me who you would like living in your neighbourhood and why?

Congratulations to Jenni Trimmer, Jenni please be watching your inbox for my email. Thank you to everyone that left me a comment :)

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Cowslip Workshops 2014...

 As you drive down a narrow bumpy dirt track, nothing can prepare you for the magical picture as you arrive at Cowslip Workshops. Located at Newhouse Farm is a quilt shop, a gorgeous classroom and a wonderful cafe all of which are perched on a hillside overlooking the town of Lanceston, Cornwall in the UK.

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 There are lovely flowers everywhere which are grown specially for the vases in the cafe.

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I love this old water trough and water pump which was just outside the old barn which has been rennovated since I was here last year and is where they hold various exhibitions and fun events throughout the year and is where my trunk show was to be held.

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 The view from my bedroom window at Cowslip....perfect...

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 This was one part of the exhibition in the old barn, the Kaffe Fassett fabric quilts look wonderful in this setting.

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 I love doors (as you know) and this old barn door really caught my eye, from its funny metal colour, the bright twine holding it shut to the ivy thats creeping skywards.

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 I spied this collection of lanterns in a corner of the porch.....adorable... but too big to take home in my suitcase....just wishing...

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 There were quite a number of my quilts in the exhibition, this lovely example of 'Friends For Christmas' which is a 6 part BOM pattern set. The maker of this sample has cleverly added the wonderful snowflakes to make her quilt bigger.

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'A Dogs Life' in such pretty tones :) and started during my workshop here last year.

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 A wall full of 'Chateau Hexagon' quilts, all using different fabric combinations but most excitingly using  fabrics from various collections of mine...happy me seeing these.

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 A lovely expample of Muddy Garden, this quilt is from my book 'Country Cottage Quilting'.

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 I had a wonderful trunk show evening in the barn and two days of classes in here at Cowslip Workshops, thank you to all the lovely ladies who joined me and who put up with my stories!

Day 1

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 I know your going to ask me about the quilt on the wall on the far right of the picture above. Its called 'Daisy Chain Cottages' and can be ordered as a kit, it is made using fabrics from my new collection 'Pocketful of Daisies', the kit comes with the pattern included and you can pre-order it here. The pattern is not available separately.

Day 2 (in case your wondering, we were having a giggle at the photographer....)

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 it was the angle of his legs that got us all giggling.... thanks D.

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 A huge 'thank you' to Jo owner of Cowslip Workshops for inviting me again and to the lovely ladies in the quilt shop and cafe x x I hope to see you all again sometime soon.

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Festival of Quilts 2014...

 Its seems amazing that last week we were getting ready for Festival of Quilts, Birmingham in the UK

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 Here we all are having a 'night before' dinner together on Wednsday last week. From left to right

Teresa, Karen, me, Lynne, Alice and Nicola (missing is Lorri)

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 It was very exciting as the stampede of eager ladies arrived at my stand soon after the show opened.

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 Snap......we all have the same phone covers..... if you want one too there are lots of different designs you chose from here at Society6. If you place an order it will come from Society6 not me, Society6 then pay me a small royalty fee for each item sold :)

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 My friends Maureen and Valerie were both carrying gorgeous canvas bags (printed back and front) that are also available from Society6.

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So what inspired me at the show? How about this amazing fabric grandmother clock...

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 the detail was incredible

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 This was my favourite quilt, I passed it evey day on the way to the girls room.

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I got to meet with Bonnie Hunter who was here with a group touring England.

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 I seem to be attracted to traditional quilts at the moment and there was a lovely exhibition 'Quilts de Légende' from some very talented French quilters.

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 Loved this vegetable quilt with all the dimensional details.

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 I got to have dinner with several David and Charles (F&W Media) authors which was a great night out...

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Rosa, my Spanish friend from Apliquick was also at the show, if you dont have these amazing tools you need to get them now! Follow this link for more information.

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The Transformer conference was on again in the hotel again this year and I got to meet 'Windblade' on my way to the elevator..I had to help her in as her wings were almost too big to fit!

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My next stop is Cowslip Workshops....

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Teaching in Barrowford, UK

 The view from my seat as we came in to land at Manchester airport.

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 Arriving at Patchwork Chicks, Barrowford, UK where I am teaching for two days.

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 My lovely hostess, Karen Blackburn.

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I love the dove doors in the top of the buliding

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 Students arriving in the classroom which was in the Heritage Centre a short walk from the store.

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I loved this Christmas bunting 'show and tell' from Marie- Christine. Marie- Christine has used the reindeer and sleigh from the table runner project in my book 'Stitch It For Christmas' and re-created it as bunting....brilliant and I want to make some for my home.

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 Hilary with her completed 'Chateau Hexagon'. Its so nice to see this sweet quilt in so many different fabric combinations.

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 Tracie made this lovely gardening bag for her mum from one of the patterns in my book 'Stitch It For Spring'. The bag is from a heavy duck type canvas and is for keeping your small gardening tools in, a very clever use of the stitchery design.

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My abandoned classroom during the lunch break! Lunch was served on the mezzanine floor and I can honestly say that the cake was delcious!

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 End of the workshop pictures, its such a nice way to remember the ladies that I spent the day with x 

day 1

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day 2 

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Lots of lovely ladies taking seats ready for my evening trunk show presentation.

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Thank you to everyone who joined me over the two days and to the many ladies who brought show and tell that I forgot to photo as I was too busy admiring it! A big thank you to Karen for hosting the event. If your looking for my fabrics then here is a small selection that Karen has in her store and online.

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Pocketful of Daisies...

Lynette's new fabric range is in stores now...

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 "Heather, clover pinks, birdseye blues, stony rock and whispering cream are the colours of Pocketful Of Daisies. Lift your face to the sky and close your eyes, can you feel the soft refreshing misty rain on your face? Pocketful Of Daisies captures that wonderful refreshing feel and the hazy colours that are present on those days. I hope that you enjoy working with the prints of my Pocketful Of Daisies collection." Lynette x

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Here is a list of stores that have let us know they will be stocking the new range.

Australia

Calico Crossroads, TAS

Little Quilt Store, QLD

Patchwork on Pallas, QLD

The Patchwork Tea House, VIC 

Germany

Quilt Mania

Netherlands

Desampler 

New Zealand

Away With The Fairys

Katipatch 

United Kingdom

Coast & Country Crafts

Cross Patch

Sew and So's 

United States of America

Northern Hearth Quilting & Sewing Center, MI - (231) 942-4800

Quilter's Stash, CO

The Christmas Shoppe

 

Lynette has also made some gorgeous projects using the new range...LAD Y480 

Y480 Four Seasons Wallhanging (4 part pattern set) 

Four seasons pillows

Seasons Cushions
Y332a Spring, Y333a Summer, Y334a Autumn & Y335a Winter

LAD YWP53 

Ywp53 Daisy Garden Purse

Y390 

Y390 Goose Cottage Sewing Accessory Case

Gardeners delight EMAIL

Y106 Gardener's Delight Quilt

 

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Visit Lynette at The Festival of Quilts

 

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Lynette will be at booth H36 at The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham on the 7th to the 9th of August.

Her booth will be stocked up with loads of yummy goodies ....

Apliquick Tool Pack

 Apliquick Tools

Paper and matBlack Mats, Perfect Scissors & Applique Paper



Pendants

 Pendants

POD bundles

Lynette's New Pocketful of Daisies Fabric Range

Ribbon wooden spools

 LQS Wooden Thread Spools

Initials

Lynette's New Initials Pattern and Mini Embroidery Hoop Necklaces

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Sweet Christmas Ornaments Patterns and Kits

And, of course, Lynette will also have many of her beautiful patterns, buttons and kits available at the show  :)

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Day 1, Chateau Hexagon - Quilt Camp in France

 This is how pretty my classroom looked at dusk with its lights on, all set up inside and ready for the first workshop.

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Lets look inside, its so pretty and the windows are going to give us lots of light to stitch by and wooden floor is very nice underfoot.

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 Sally who works in my office doing the bookkeeping has kindly made these gorgeous name badges for my event 'Lynette Anderson's Quilt Camp - Chateau Hexagon 2014, here at Chateau de Bessey in France.

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 These bags full of treats are for each participant, RJR Fabrics have generously donated some fabrics, there is a little kit from Little Quilt Store and some top secret items :) Mum bought the sweet Koalas for the tops of the bags.

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Mum is wearing one of my new mini hoop pendants that has her initial stitched on it from my new 'Initials' pattern.

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 We had a bit of show and tell in the dining room beore heading the the classroom. Here we are admiring and discussing the beautiful stitching that Isabelle has done on her 'My Garden' quilt. The pattern for this quilt is in my book 'Country Cottage Quilting' and the buttons are available here.

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Let the workshop begin, here everyone is hard at work getting started on the project for the day.

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 Look how lovely the Valdani hand dyed threads from the project look in the special hexagonal thread holders that we made.

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   Its was so nice looking at the 'show and tell'. Not one but five, Scandinavian Christmas quilts!!! 

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 I loved Myraim's quilt label.

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 There were two 'Christmas Fun' quilts.

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 Its was so exciting to see four Fernhill quilts being held up together, all slightly different. One had a deer instead of the fox, another (the one far right as you look at the picture) had a rather nice border.

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 These ladies were all from Switzerland which is just a 2 hour drive from Chateau de Bessey.

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 Here we are sitting on the terrace enjoying each others company and an aperitif. 

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Lunch was divine and held in the dining room of this incredibly elegant home.

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this was my dessert...now of course I need some heart shaped bowls to have at home!!

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After lunch we had some more show and tell, Wilma who had come from Holland showed her 'Kittens Tale'
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 Martine who had lots of 'show and tell' is seen here with her gorgeous 'Kitty' slippers. Just behind Martine is Christine who travelled all the way from Australia to join us.

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Here we are gathered at the end of the day on the steps from the terrace.

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I will leave you with this lovely picture of the sitting room at Chateau de Bessey.

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