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Online Classes Kick-Off Today – No Foolin’ !!

Today, April 1, 2013, we kickoff our 3rd Annual Online Class, co-presented with the Australian version of “Nancy’s Notions,” Judy Hall of Punch With Judy. Judy and I have teamed over previous years to bring you the best in user-friendly education.  Our online classes allow you to work at any time YOU choose, even in your pajamas!  Simply download the lesson which is published online on the 1st of each of the next 6 months.  You do not have to be in front of your computer at any appointed time.

The lessons span from very basic (how to attach the Curve Master) to more advanced (making purses with round bottoms inserted) over the course of the class.  Any level of mastery (or non-mastery) is accommodated in the class.  You do not need any prerequisites other than basic sewing machine familiarity, as we “start at the very beginning…a very good place to start.”

It is not too late to join us!  Go to Judy’s website to sign up:  www.punchwithjudy.com.au


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Countdown to Curve Master Online Class Kickoff – 6/1/2011

Here is the latest on our online class which our class moderator, Judy Hall of Australia,  just sent out.  I like to think of this as “Curve Master Boot Camp.”  Health and physical fitness “boot camps” are very popular here in the USA, for making us fit, strong and competent.  That is what my vision of the  Curve Master online class is.  You will be fit, strong and competent in using the Curve Master and sewing curves as a result of this class.

Judy and I will be providing a once-a-month lesson in PDF form which you can complete at your convenience, wherever you choose.  There will be a Yahoo group for all enrollees to share ideas, questions, answers, encouragement and successes.  We will include short videos as an enhancement as appropriate.

The class is appropriate for anyone who has the prerequisite knowledge of how to use a sewing machine for basic straight seam sewing, and how to safely use rotary cutting equipment and acrylic rulers.  Other than a Curve Master Presser Foot, Bent tip tweezers, and Seam Roller, and the one-time class fee for the 6-month series, no purchases are required.  We will be focusing on various techniques.  We will be using various Just Curves and other designers’ tools, but whether you use them or choose others which you may already have, is fine.

Join us and be victorious over curves!

Hi Everyone,

Some time ago you gave me an Expression of Interest in our NEW Online Course for using the Curve Master Presser Foot.  I have been mentioning this constantly in recent Newsletters but then realized some of you may not receive those regularly, hence this email.

If you would like to join us for this Six Month’s Course you may book online using the following link or you may phone through your credit card details.

If you prefer to pay via Direct Deposit, then those details are:  ANZ Wagga Branch BSB 012 823, Account # 9006 77906 in the name of Punch with Judy.  I would need confirmation when processed and if you could put your name and Curve Master Online as the notation it would be appreciated.


Cost is $80.00 (includes GST) for the full 6 lessons.

Full Details are on the above link as well, giving the lesson plan and explanation about how an Online Class works.

We have lots of ideas, projects and specials for you that I’m sure will be an absolute eye-opening and very well worth every cent of the class.  We ourselves are very excited about what we have planned for you so I certainly hope you are able to join us.  Things like Paper Piecing Arcs, Border Options, Pieced Dresden Plate with No Applique, Inserting Circles into Holes, Circles & Overlapping Circles, Swoopy Curves, Tight Curves, Wavy Curves, Giant Dahlia, Embellishments, Setting in Sleeves, Princess Seams, Inserting a Hat Crown or a Purse Bottom – plus the inevitable Drunkard’s Path, Double Wedding Ring and other favourite quilting blocks.  Makes your mouth water and your fingers itch to get sewing?

We already have over 40 students paid with another 40 in the wings, including yourself.

Requirements list and introduction is ready to email you now upon receipt of your confirmation.  Lesson 1 is only 7 days away.

Happy Quilting,


Judy Hall

Managing Director

Punch with Judy “Your Creative Sewing Specialist”

P.O. Box 62  THE ROCK  (near Wagga)  N.S.W.  AUSTRALIA.  2655

Email:  judy@punchwithjudy.com.au

Website:  www.punchwithjudy.com.au

Blog:  http://punchwithjudy.blogspot.com
Phone:  02 6920 2238    Fax:  02 6920 2021

International Phone:  61 2 6920 2238    International Fax:  61 2 6920 2021

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Free Giveaway from Punch with Judy

A truly outstanding supporter of the Curve Master Presser Foot and Just Curves acrylic templates is Judy Hall of Punch with Judy in Australia.  She has just posted photos the prize winning quilt by Kim Loar from the Just Curves contest recently ended as well as photos and comments by another quilt maker with the Curve Master.  Judy is sponsoring a giveaway of one my products and the only requirement to enter for the possibility of winning is to post a comment about the Curve Master on her blog.  Click on “Punch With Judy Blog Giveaway” to the right in my Blogroll to go directly there. Her blog features many interesting articles not only of the quilt show life in Australia, but scenes from their sheep and emu farm life.  Thanks, Judy!

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AQC, Melbourne, 2010

Wow!  Words are inadequate to describe the past four days at the 6th Annual Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, Australia.  Produced by Expertise Events, this show-convention-conference-party is not to be missed!  I can highly recommend putting it on your “Bucket List.”  Breathtaking quilt exhibits included a Tutor’s Gallery of the classes being taught, the entries and announcement of the winners of the “Remember” themed contest, the collection of bonnets with each one made to commemorate one of the over 25,000 women convicts sent to 1700-1800’s Australia, the best quilts from each Australian state and the announcement of the Best of Australia award, vendor stands offering quiltmaking related wares, and a most gorgeous venue worthy of study even if there were no quilts there!

Royal Exhibition Center, Melbourne, Australia:

Classes ranging from traditional quiltmaking to contemporary art quilts were offered in one-, two- and four day units by an international faculty.

Here are a few “tutors” as we are called in Australia, from left:  Sue Benner, Dallas, TX; Frieda Anderson, Chicago, IL; Rosalie Dace, Durban, South Africa; Eileen Campbell, Victoria, Australia and Leesa Siegele, South Australia.

Here are the three Yanks!  I, as Queen of Curves, in the tiara; Sue Benner of Dallas and Frieda Anderson, Chicago.  And I knew Cheryl Phillips was also there, as a demonstrator on a stand but did not see her until Gala Dinner on Saturday night.  Here are Cheryl, her husband Gary, at that dinner.

It was Cheryl’s first trip out of the US.  Many of Cheryl’s tools and books are offered on my website, as they are excellent for curves.

A big thank you for Jeanie Sullivan, Manager at Quilt In a Day, for the loan of this gorgeous tiara!  I had one small tiara for day wear already packed for the trip when I discovered there was a Gala Dinner requiring more formal wear.

Jeanie to the rescue!  I admired this crown upon her head at Paducah, and she so generously took it off her head to place on mine, on the condition she get a picture of it in Australia!  What a friend!

Speaking of tiaras, here is Judy Hall wearing the one I bestowed upon her as Queen of Pleats, team-teaching the Pleat Maker in the Winner’s Circle class I taught.  Liz College made the model quilt, so it was a true team effort!

Here is Liz College, model-maker extraordinaire!  Many of her models grace the Punch With Judy stand:

More stories and photos of this extraordinary event to follow in the near future.

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Quilt from Down Under-Congrats to Helen!

I just received this from our Australian distributor, Judy Hall of Punch With Judy, www.punchwithjudy.com.au I am always so excited to see what is being done with the Curve Master and delighted to share with y’all!

Hi Sandy, Thought you’d like to see this.  I’ll be adding it to my Blog later, not in today’s but maybe on Thursday.

Customer was so ecstatic!  Judy (Punch With Judy, The Rock, NSW Australia)

Hello Judy,

I purchased the Curve Master presser foot from you at the show in Brisbane last November. I simply had to try it out and this picture attached is the result. It has been the quickest and most enjoyable quilt that I have ever made and I’m now eager to try the “Double Wedding Ring”

Kind regards


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Fun from OZ 2009

Part of the Aussie crew relaxing – Lachy, Scottie, Judy, Harry, Liz and Phil at Canberra.

Jennie Bowker and Judy Hall enjoying the SQuilters dinner at Canberra.  Jennie does such outstanding portrait quilts featuring real people she meets on her world travels, mostly in the MidEast.  Check out her website from the blogroll to the right for inspiration!

Enjoying a cuppa during booth setup…Liz, John, Norma, and Judy.

The Gollyville booth.  A popular Aussie children’s story turned into applique quilts showing complete villages of characters working, living, loving, and having fun!  Very popular there; more controversial here.  I find that travel broadens, educates, and gives new perspectives.  Vive la difference!

Beautiful Sydney, Australia from the air.

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