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Road Test by Michelle Marvig: Cork Fabric

Driven by Michelle Marvig It is amazing how many things change in the patchwork industry! When I started there were fewer fabric companies, less choice of fabric, smaller machines, no internet. Today we are spoilt for choice, with more fabric than any shop can stock, tools and notions to make our lives easier, and inspiration […]

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Selvedge with designer Alison Thompson

“My name is Alison and I love craft. It’s an obsession. Yep, there I said it. I’m a craftoholic … and proud!” Alison’s first love is crochet (closely followed by her husband and children, she adds …). She has a background in marketing and sees her future in arts and craft. In fact, she hopes […]

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Loose Threads: News from the Quilting World

A day in country Victoria The Colac Quilters, based in the Victorian city of Colac, 150km south-west of Melbourne, held their biennial exhibition earlier last year. It was a special occasion as the group was celebrating its 30th anniversary. The theme was ‘A Day in the Country’ and a number of vignettes featuring old vehicles […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Barbara Reinfeld and Amanda Fletcher

Be inspired by out truly amazing contributors! Barbara Reinfeld – Studio Stitches Website: www.studiostitches.com.au “I usually work on tapestry frame, which means I can rest the frame on the arms of my chair and stitch with two hands, one on top and the other underneath the frame, which makes for speedy stitching.” SUCH A PERFECT […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Black and White Fabrics!

Think Aubrey Beardsley art and Cecil Beaton’s Ascot scene from My Fair Lady. Proof that high-style black and white simply can’t be beaten. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to Bottom, L-R: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Lagom’ Etern Soot LAM-44286, designed by AGF Studio. Distributed by Melbourne Fabric. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Here Comes the Fun’ Sprayed Doodles […]

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Designer Profile: Rachelle Denneny

  You started quilting in 2001 and teaching in 2005. What classes did you teach back then? I was visiting one of my local quilt shops and talking to the owner and she asked if I would like to teach a beginners’ class. I designed a simple pieced and appliqué quilt and taught one night […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Autumn Fabrics

Welcome the coming weeks of autumn with the best the season has to offer – crunchy leaves underfoot, cool breezes, light layers and bolts of golden-coloured fabric! You’ll fall for them. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to Bottom, L-R: Northcott ‘Stonehenge Maplewood’ 22019-36 (Scarlet colourway), designed by Helene Knott. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. (To be released […]

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Welcome to my Workroom: Missy Luukkonen

The message from MISSY LUUKKONEN is enjoy life and creativity. The mood of her studio is happiness and vitality. Her colour choices are vivid and uplifting. Come step over her threshold and soak up her sense of positivity. By Susan Hurley “It’s bright and happy! I am all about rainbows and sunshine.” This is the […]