Quote for the Week tracy fox

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This weeks inspirational quote has been my mantra for a good while.

Hope you like it too!

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

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Are you busy on Saturday 18th March?

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Why not come to this lovely event where my unique hand dyed fabric will be available to buy?

Do come and say hello if you are visiting!

5th ANNUAL PATCHWORK, QUILTING & CRAFT FAIR

 2017 Patchwork Parade Event Oldham

Date: 18th March 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL (sat nav)

Admission: £3

Event Details:

Quilt exhibition & lots of fabulous stalls / traders

Large car park

Disabled access

Refreshments

Event Organiser: Phil Langford, Patchwork Parade 0161 633 5900, e-mail patchworkparade@gmail.com or visit Patchwork Parade website.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

Where will I be next?

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I realise things have been a little quite on here of late but I haven’t been idle honest!

Lots of new work has been created for the future events listed below and I have updated the Events page on my website with the full details.

You can also find the details on my facebook page.

Photos of some of the new work will be shared with you soon so keep your eyes peeled!
Here’s a taster to be going on with which is a panel from my Limited Editions Collection.
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List of Events

Saturday 8th October 2016
Autumn Regional Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Frodsham, WA6 7QN

Saturday 15th October 2016
Open Day, The African Fabric Shop, 33B Greens End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW
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Saturday 22nd October 2016
East Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Blackley, M9 7HW

Saturday 5th November 2016
Merseyside and West Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Frodsham, WA6 7QN

Saturday 12th November 2016
North Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle, near Chorley, Lancs, PR6 8NH

Saturday 19th November 2016
East Cheshire and South Manchester Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Marthall Village Hall, Sandlebridge Lane, Nr Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 7SB

Do come and say hello if you are planning on visiting.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

introducing… Limited Editions

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I have now added a page with information and photos about the Limited Editions collection.

Here are a few of the photos but you can see more on the page.  This is a close up of a part of one of the panels.
Limited Editions Panel 1 close up 1 t r a c y f o x

Due to the vibrant colour and rich visual textures, some of the pieces have also been purchased with the intention of framing them which is a fab idea.

This is the same piece but looks completely different depending on how you position it.

Limited Editions Square 1 t r a c y f o x

Limited Editions Square 1 t r a c y f o x

They are also perfect for patchwork, quilting, embroidery, art textiles, home dec projects such as cushions and more.

Limited Editions Sqaure 1 t r a c y f o x

I have a piece from this collection basted and ready for the machine and will keep you up to date with progress if you like.

If you are making something I would love to see it so why not add a comment/photo on my Facebook Page.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…..

t r a c y

My Favorite Quilt Ever ‘Bushfire Sunset’ by Lisa Walton

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Do you have a particular quilt or piece of work that you saw at a show that stays with you?  I do…

I have been visiting various quilt exhibitions now for quite some time and always love the work and talent on display BUT….there is one quilt that I still think about to this day and is the one quilt I would have bought given the opportunity (and funds!).

I first saw this gorgeous creation by Lisa Walton exhibited at Festival of Quilts in 2009 and fell totally in love with it. It’s made with hand dyed cotton, velvet and silk organza.

Lisa Walton Bushfire Sunset quilt

I stood looking at it for ages and this is the photo I took which I promise does not do the colours and textures enough justice.

This is a close up of the stitching.
Lisa Walton Bushfire Sunset Quilt stitching

Sometime after this (2012 I think) I was fortunate to do a workshop with Lisa at Frodsham as part of Quilters’ Guild Region 13 Regional Day and I told her how much I had liked and still like this quilt and to my disappointment she said it had been sold. A gentleman in Australia had bought it – lucky him!

You may be wondering if I have finished the piece I started at the workshop.

Let’s just say it is ‘Still Under Construction’ (erm unfortunately it’s not alone). Writing this post has made me dig out the folder with all the fabric in and I really would like to get it ‘Under My Needle’ again as the workshop was fab and I love the way the pieces I actually did turned out.  Let me know if you would like to see more, it might make me pull my finger out!

Still Under Construction Lisa Walton Workshop Still Under Construction Lisa Walton Workshop

Do you have a favorite quilt, if so what is it and why?

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

‘Colour Collection’ = rich texture & gorgeous colour

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'Taster' Colour Bundles by t r a c y f o x

What is ‘Colour Collection’?

* unique individually hand dyed 100%  cotton

* 10 Colours   * 2 Designs

* various size bundles

* perfect for patchwork, quilting, embroidery, art textiles, applique, home dec projects and much more

‘Colour Collection’ is available to buy at these Events 


What size fabric can you buy?

‘Starter’ Colour Bundle
'Taster' Colour Bundles by t r a c y f o x

Twenty (5″ x 10″) Pieces
All 10 Colours  2 Designs

‘Strips’ Colour Bundle
Colour Bundle Red Orange Yellow by t r a c y f o xColour Bundles Purple Blue Green by t r a c y f o x
Ten (5″ x 20″) Strips
5 Colours  2 Designs
Colour ways ‘Red Orange Yellow’, perfect for Sunset/Sunrise & ‘Purple Blue Green’ great for landscape/sea

‘Pairs’ Colour Bundle
Colour Collection 'Pairs' by t r a c y f o xColour Collection 'Pairs' by t r a c y f o x
Two (20″ x 20″) Pieces
1 Colour  2 Designs

Individual Full Piece
You Choose! (20″ x 20″) Pieces
Purple Blue Green Colour Collection by t r a c y f o xRed Orange Yellow Colour Collection by t r a c y f o x

What are the ‘2 Designs’?

Full Colour Texture
cloth is covered with unique rich visual texture (purple example)
Purple Full Colour Texture Colour Collection by t r a cy f o x

Colour Texture
packed full of rich visual texture with a lighter value, containing varying degrees of white (purple example)
Purple Full Colour Texture Colour Collection by t r a cy f o x

Discover ‘What You Could Do With Hand Dyed’ in the posts below (more to be added)
What You Can Do With Hand Dyed – ‘The List’
What You Can Do With Hand Dyed – Hand Made Books

I hope to see you at an Event soon.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

introducing… Hand Dyed with Rust by t r a c y f o x

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I really do love creating this cloth with Rust.  The process is slow and time consuming, each piece typically taking at least 2 weeks to make, so I have to be patient which is not one of my strong points!  The commitment is totally worth the effort as the texture & patterning you get is fabulous and truly unique but yet it can still be used in lots of different ways.
Rust Hand Dyed by t r a c y f o x
This is one of the first pieces I created which now belongs to the Lovely Jean (Glamorous Assistant to Patricia at Tilia Fabric).

I have seen gorgeous examples in patchwork, quilting, embroidery, wall hangings and art textiles to name a few. It really does add something different to your work.

I am very pleased to say that I have a special piece of work to show you soon, made using a lovely piece of Hand Dyed with Rust.

I don’t make huge quantities and currently have a small number which will be available to buy at these Events

You can also see more updates about Hand Dyed with Rust here

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

t r a c y

* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *