Saturday, May 26, 2012

Workshop with Susan Harris

I spent a lovely day doing a workshop with Susan Harris. The quilt I chose to make was "Spinning Stars" and is all handpeiced, hence the reason I did not get much done. I ditched my green fabric at the beginning of the day and picked up a lighter, brighter green from the "Sew Creative" girls. This lifts the star which was going to be too dark.


Classic Quilts Susan Harris wrote a book called 'Classic Quilts' in 1998 and I am
trying to get my hands on a copy. She has been reproducing antique  quilts  for a long time and her work is lovely.

The day finished with a great meal of oven cooked pizzas cooked on the spot by 'Crumpy's Crusts" a mobile wood fired pizza caterer. The pizza's were delicious.
Thanks to the 'Sew Creative ' girls in Gatton for organising a great couple of days.


  1. Your Spinning Stars is wonderful. Was that a pattern just for class or is it available for purchase? I love reproduction quilts and bought Classic Quilts when it came out in the 1990s. It was rare to find a book on reproducing antique quilts in those days and I was so happy to find it.

  2. So jealous that I could not go! That quilts looks wonderful Penny, and I do love the colours.

  3. I just stumbled across your blog. Thanks for featuring my designs and class. I am glad you enjoyed the class. Copies of my book are still available if anyone would like to contact me via : Thanks Susan Harris.

  4. Hi Sue, I did get a copy of your book from the US. It's a lovely book. If anyone else wants a copy I will give them your details. My star went together beautifully and it is now on my wall of miniature quilts. Cheers, Penny