Irish Circles

Irish Circles
Last years block of the month

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Catch Up

Hi Everyone,

I think it's official, I am the slowest blogger on Earth.
My holidays are coming and then you will all be sick of me blogging on all the time!
COPYRIGHT Karen Cunningham 1998.
First off the latest Quilt Mania issue 92 has my Trundle quilt featured on Sharon Duffys bed (page 42). This is the second quilt I designed to teach 14 years ago and is still a favourite of mine, it would have been nice to see my name as the designer of the quilt and a phone call from Sharon asking permission to use it. I really love this magazine it would have been a  lovely experience to have a quilt in it but so disappointed my design has ended up being passed off as Sharon's work.

I have been to Temora for a weekend workshop, such a beautiful country town and the girls were so welcoming and soaked up every bit of information I could think of.

Here are some photo's
Sonia with her finished Irish Circles.

Happy students playing with fabric.
Shop owner Helen at the back.

Sorry it is taking so long to get the patterns you all ordered ready but I promise they will be posted before Christmas, thank you to everyone who made me so welcome in Temora I hope we will do it again.
Back to my regular classes Sandra has finished two quilts.
Miss Austen's Garden using lovely Dutch Chintz fabrics.
And Hidcote Garden.

Anne has finished The Nottingham Quilt.

Jan has finished her Turkey Tracks I love this quilt mine is on my bed.

Robyn decided to get her Trundle out and finish it.

Vanessa is really loving stitching her French Mosaic on the Train going to work,
there will be a flower in the middle.

The end of year classes have been very productive, lot's of eating quilters are very good cooks, Lisa made the most wonderful macarons and Bev's shortbread is legendary.
Thank you all for your gifts and cards it is such a nice time of year.
I saw this angel in the window at the back of the Mittagong shop and thought it was lovely.

I have more photo's to show you so will blog again very soon but it is tea time and all that talk of food has made me hungry.
Goodnight everyone,


  1. Hi Karen - thanks for the great posts - absence makes the heart grow fonder! I agree, not crediting your work SUCKS BIG TIME! Everyone knows there is not a lot of financial gain being in creative work, at least you cold get some credit for your creative property. It is a beautiful quilt, even more so in person. Well done you!

  2. Wow!! some beautiful quilts finished there! Sandra's two quilts are just stunning! Thanks for posting the lovely photos.
    I can see why your Trundle was so popular too :)
    Every Stitch

  3. It always saddens me when a designer is not credited properly and I am so sorry this happened to you. It is a lovely quilt and you certainly deserve credit for your design. Your work is truly inspirational - you deserve your own spread in Quiltmania!!

  4. Hi Karen,

    I love the Irish Circles! I'm wondering if this pattern is available, somewhere?

    I'm quilting now for 1 1/2 years, and I would really like to make this quilt, wonderful.

    I hope you can help me.


  5. Hi Karen,
    Its such a shame people have to steal from others. We all know it's your quilt, can wait for more of your wonderful inspiration at Summer School - Colleen