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Sydney, NSW, Australia
Craft/ food story Developer, Writer & Photographer for Newspapers & Magazines. first Book on Quilts out March 2015 with @Interweave All images and content belong to Siobhan Rogers, if you would like to use my images please email me.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

turn turn turn

It's been raining in Sydney - A lot.

Kids are back at school and I'm catching up on emails and my Fabric stuff. 

 I picked up four Quilts from Kim Bradley my machine Quilter (she did a fab job). These lovelies are being made in collaboration with Cloth Fabric, Wont be long till you can have a good look at them. In the mean time check out their web and have a look at the fab fabric.

I have been putting together my Liberty Quilt for My Calico and Ivy Class that starts next week, check out the classes and make sure you sign up lots to chooses from! 

I've also been putting together some fabric pieces to be framed.

It's crisp outside, I can see the beginning of bare tree's and  bright Autumn colour  - Perfect creating weather.

Hope your week is Good
Xx Siobhan

Monday, April 25, 2011

Déjà vu

I know you've seen these before here , but I have only today put them on the Girls Beds - Anything made by Mum takes awhile to be handed over. Isn't that always the way? A builders house is never finished etc, that's my experience....One Day

Boys room next - new quilts for them almost finished, maybe another month and they will be snuggling under new quilts as well.

Back to School tomorrow after two and a half weeks holidays - so very very behind, possibly because I have also discovered Twitter (can't all be blamed on the Kids).

This is our Easter weekend song, much suited to a chilly rainy relaxing weekend hanging around

wish me luck getting out of bed tomorrow!
and thankfully only a little bit of rhubarb and raspberry crumble left to tempt me

I love my husbands 50mm Lens

Xx Siobhan

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I like you not!

Sorry - not true at all, very rude indeed :)

When Pride and Prejudice has been watched in our house this is the saying that sticks - not the lovely statements on humanity or love................. No not in our house. 

"I like you Not!"  

It does make us laugh - our four little Aussie kids stating very kindly their dislike of each other - what parent could want more :)

As you might see I'm back in Sydney after our two weeks up north in Brisbane, We have the Easter long weekend ahead of us to organise and recoup - before we are back to School and routine next week. I have a bit of a list to achieve! both for my own work and school. 

Whilst I was away my package of Fabric arrived that I had been waiting on

Pride & Prejudice Fabric is now available at spoonflower 
I have the range currently in White, Pink and blue. I'm really happy with how it has turned out. This lot has been printed on the cotton canvas fabric.

I have plans for my new Pride & Prejudice Fabric, I'm playing with my beloved Liberty of London stash and hoping to mix it up. 
What better combo! Liberty & Jane Austen :)

So take a peak at my Beaspoke fabric at Spoonflower and when you have it/ make something out of the fabric I'd love to see what you do! 
post it to the BeaSpokes Quilts Flickr group :)

These fabrics will also be added to my Custom Quilt range that can be made to order.

Also don't forget my Classes are starting at Calico & Ivy Balmain soon.
I have to start putting my liberty log cabin together for my teaching sample, thankfully I cut it all up before I left.

Lots to catch up on over the next week - I'll keep you all posted

Enjoy your Easter weekend where ever you are

Xx Siobhan

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wish you were here

Hi All

I'm up in Sunny Brisbane in QLD Australia on Holidays - having a visit with the inlaws for the School holidays. So far so good - Great weather and all the usual  over eating and sleeping in that makes a good holiday an actual "Good Holiday". I'm a bit behind in technology here  :(


I just wanted to let you all know the Calico & Ivy Balmain Class list is out.

This is my class& write up

Siobhan Rogers has a love of modern quilting. Siobhan is well known at
calico & ivy Balmain for whipping up a couple quilts a week! A
prodigious stitcher, Siobhan would love to share her passion for fabrics
and start you off on your journey into quilting, beginning with her
large pieced quilts and then heading into some improvised piecing.

Quick Quilts 
-with Siobhan Rogers
Siobhan’s class is perfect for those who have always
thought that patchwork would be great, but are a little
daunted by the process. Siobhan will take you through
the process of making one of her large scale quilts;
from selecting the fabrics through to the cutting and
piecing of your quilt top.
In the weeks to follow, Siobhan will introduce you to
improvised piecing and before you know it, this
introduction will show you that the sky really is the
Thursdays May 5, 19, June 2, 16 and 30 (5 week course)
10.30 am - 1.30 pm
$240.00 (materials not included)

Too Kind Sarah!

I love Calico & Ivy and so so happy to be teaching there.

I have left a few of my quilts at the Balmain store if you want a sticky beak. I'm looking forward to making some fantastic quilts and cant wait to get stuck into all the fabric !!!!!

pictures and more projects coming soon - I need my Laptop - which is arriving on tuesday - with my husband, who I'm also looking forward to seeing :)
Take Care
Xx Siobhan

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wherever you roam

I find a lot of comfort in Mr Bob Dylan, perhaps its being a child of the 70's or maybe because his words still ring true - For the times they are a-changin.............

This is my "Fabric of Life" art work, I have entered it into the Victorian Cancer Council Art Awards. It was open to entrants who have been touched in some way by Cancer.

The 31st October 2008 I lost my Mum to Breast Cancer. She had been diagnosed January 2002 when I was pregnant with my second child, I still remember trying to book in being induced and my mum juggling her second chemo treatment so she could look after the eldest who was almost two years old at the time......... Life becomes very surreal and odd when loved ones are ill. My mum was pretty unreal and I laugh and cry at my memories of cancer and it's impact on our family and how she took it all in her stride - she was one strong lady.

Fabric Of Life

the finished size is 1m X 1m

I had some favourite fabric scraps that I had been hanging onto and also still had some fabric I had printed with names/dates and my word thesaurus of love/yes/no. When I saw the Cancer Council Art Award and Art work criteria - I jumped at the chance to create something and it was actually a very therapeutic process.

work in progress

Fabric of Life - Unframed

I made it look hectic to try and show how crazy life can get, I left the frayed edges to show it as unfinished and a little bit falling apart, although the middle of the work is still tight and together. It describes to me the process of Cancer and treatment and also how it feels when you are left behind - when some one passes away - the world still spins but some how it's not the same. The elephants represent "never forgetting", hearts are love and flowers...... gosh so many different meanings.

Detail of the centre

I have always intended on doing something and one day I'll make a big quilt out of the clothes that we still have hanging in the closet but for now I'm happy with my Fabric of Life. The kids love it and are very aware of all the little bits and how it all relates to us and our experiences. 

I have no expectations of winning but I'm so glad I took the leap and did it - I'm already thinking of what else I can do I really liked working with fabric as art.......

and back to wise old Mr Bob Dylan
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin

Xx Siobhan
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