Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi there everyone ... I would like to wish you all a Safe and Happy Merry Christmas and New Year.  

It has been an interesting year to say the least.   I will be taking the rest of December, and all of January 2012, off from my quilting business (Purrfectly Quilted).    Shop orders made through Jane Monk Studio from today until the 30 January will be processed fortnightly during January.

I hope next year will bring some great opportunities for us all to continue our obsession with Zentangle and stretch ourselves to see where we can take it in the context of our art and creativity.    So take care over the holidays, thank you all very much for your support through my blog ... it is nice to know I am not rambling on to myself sometimes.

Happy Tangling into 2012....Jane x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Mixed Media Postcard Swap 2012

Musings on Realities is having a 2012 Mixed Media Postcard Swap ... you make 10 mixed media postcards to send and you get 10 back.    

I am joining in this swap as it will give me something a little different to do over the holidays.  I have a couple of folders from when I was swapping ACT's - both fabric and fine art.    They are absolutely adorable to sit and browse through every now and again.  So Postcards will be added to my little collection.

Go and check out Shannon's blog post about it.


Thursday, 15 December 2011

My drawing before Zentangle

I haven't really been doing much drawing lately, but thought you might like to see some of my ATC's that I was doing before I had heard the concept of Zentangle.   Black and White was something that I have always loved to do, and mosaic type of ensembles as well.   Interesting I think.

Hope everyone is having a nice time getting ready for the festive celebrations and remembering to take some time out for yourself to be creative.

Happy tangling for now ... Jane x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Purrfectly Quilted ... thought you might like to know

I posted this over on my other blog Purrfectly Quilted and thought you might like to know also.....

I sometimes do Custom Quilting for customers. These quilts take longer to do than the usual Edge to Edge quilts as the quilting is individual and more often than not, designed by me. Sometimes I can have the quilt machine tied up with a custom quilt for two weeks at a time.

I do not have a computerised quilting machine - I use an APQS Millennium that is hand guided (this means that I move the quilt machine to create the stitches and patterns - it is all in my hands and head). I don't use a lot of rulers or stencils. I call it Freehand Custom Quilting and this allows me to use my artistic and technical ability.

Next year I will only be doing a limited number of custom quilted quilts, and I already have four booked in. So if you have something special you wish to be custom quilted by me, make sure you leave plenty of time and book it in well before you need it completed. This also means that I will have a quicker turn around for Edge to Edge and AllOver quilts ... so call me to arrange an obligation free quote to have your quilt quilted by me here at Purrfectly Quilted. (Contact: 0438 302 515)

Also, I have been working hard to bring you a project that you can make using my Zentangle for Quilters style of freehand quilting on your domestic sewing machine. January 2012 issue of Quilters Companion will feature my project and accompanied by a DVD ... I hope you all enjoy this project and the brief look at Zentangle for Quilters.

I will be teaching at the September 2012 Australian Machine Quilters Festival, held in the city of Adelaide, South Australia - both a domestic machine quilting class and a longarm machine quilting class - This second AMQF Festival is going to be a fantastic event and even Ricky Tims is coming - don't miss it!

I am also very very happy to say that I will also be teaching at the Taupo Sympostium Fabric Art Festival in New Zealand, to be held in 2013...which is really not that far away.

Happy Quilting for now .... Jane