Saturday, 14 August 2010

Fantastic News - AMQF October 2010

I will be teaching at the AMQF (Australian Machine Quilting Festival) in Adelaide 1-4 October 2010. 
You may have noticed that Zentangles are taking the world by storm. Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity as well as improving your dexterity and pen control. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being, even if you thought you couldn’t draw ... you really can, one stroke at a time! I have taken Zentangles one step into my world of quilting where I use this method of drawing to discover new designs for background fillers. Inspiration is everywhere we look, even in the fabric we are quilting. So come along to this hands-on class where I will teach you how to draw simple, beautiful Zentangles and then how to adapt these patterns into background fillers for your quilting.
And for those of you who were wondering, I have the founders of Zentangle,  Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas’s blessings to go ahead with this – so a big thank you to them and their trust in my ability.   I will be flying off to the USA the following weekend to do a Certification Class with Rick and Maria in Massachusetts... so I will be one of the first people in Australia to be a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher).  
Now my internet connection has been slowed do snail pace ... uploading pics is painfully slow.   I will post a few photos here by Tuesday (when my provider resets my connection speed) ... so come back and have a look – I’d love to hear any comments.  In the meantime – head on over to the AMQF and check out their classes – they are for both longarmers and domestic quilters ... it looks all set to be a great festival and I am sure happy I am going!
Happy Zentangling for now ... Jane


  1. This is so exciting, I too am a Quiltier and also will be attending the October CZT class. Can't wait to find out how things go. I can see how this will be so helpful with machine quilting. The best of luck to you and looking forwant to October's Zentangle class.

  2. i am in love Jane, I have never found this blog of yours before until tracey told me. I tried my first on my own last night - not knowing any 'rules' or how to's and cannot wait to do your class in adelaide, and to think you have been teaching this here all along!!! they are wonderful, you are so clever, i cannot get enough! hugs Helen