Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bernina Calendar 2012

I knew it was coming but it was still a wonderful surprise to see the Bernina calendar for 2012 where for September the above image has been used. I have Gudrun Heinz to thank for the fact that a detail of my little Journal Quilt Je suis libre 1 has ended up being featured in this prestigious publication as Bernina selected the pictures for this calendar from among the entries for the Freedom Textile Exhibition she organized. It's travelling for the foreseeable future and has just been to Moskau and Saint Petersburg and will be going soon to Murmansk (all in Russia) and after that to Prague, Chech Republic. Just wish I could go to some of these exotic venues myself. You can read all about it and see the other entries on Gudrun's website here. In the calendar details of all the pieces featured are used and you can see my entire piece below. Read about the two pieces I entered in the exhibition on an earlier blogpost here.

The only requirement for being included in the calendar was that you had to use a Bernina to make your piece and I'm the lucky owner of not one but three Berninas and have in fact only sewn on Bernina sewing machines since I started doing my City and Guild Embroidery Course back in the early 90s. And I probably always will. Love them! Bernina themselves (located in Switzerland) made the ultimate choice of which pieces they would like in their calendar.

So hereby a HUGE thank you to Bernina and to Gudrun Heinz whom I also have to thank for being featured in the Patchwork Professional magazine earlier this year.


Leigh Sanders said...

Beautiful - you shoud be very proud of yourself!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Dear Frieda,
This is so awesome, I am sooooooo proud of you! I loved this piece when I first saw it (both in paper and fabric) and it is wonderful and so exciting your piece was chosen for the calendar. I hope you have a little celebration!! beautiful, I love the stitching. xoxo lenna

Maureen said...

Congratulations Frieda! It is a beautiful piece of work.


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