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Profile: Veronique Diligent

The art of appliqué first came to Veronique Diligent’s attention when she moved to Melbourne Australia more than 30 years ago. She has developed her skills of English paper piecing, needleturn appliqué and Broderie Perse to produce distinctive applique patterns that share the vibrant colours of the French countryside. A fertile imagination coupled with an […]

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Designer Edge: Georgie Emery

From her home in the United Kingdom to the countryside of southern France and the lush region of Southeast Asia, embroidery artist Georgie Emery has been inspired by butterflies from across the globe. Her embroideries are the result of careful design planning, meticulous stitching and a deep appreciation for these beautiful creatures. “They represent peace […]

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Virtual Quilt Show

The first-ever Virtual Quilt Show was held online from April 27 through to May 3. During this time of social distancing, the Virtual Quilt Show (VQS) was an opportunity for quilters from all over the world and all industry professionals to come together to showcase and celebrate quilting. The show brought together all the components […]

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Quilt Tales From Around The Mountain

New Zealand quilters were delighted to see quilt shows being held again shortly after the COVID-19 lockdowns were lifted. Among the first was the Quilt Tales from Around the Mountain exhibition, held at the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford (Taranaki) on the North Island. It featured work by Aotearoa Quilters Taranaki and a ‘suitcase exhibition’ […]

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Technique Tutorial: Learn About Binding

For many quilters, binding seems to be the least favourite part of making a quilt. Personally, it is one of my favourites, although I don’t get to do it as often as I would like. I always sew my binding to the quilt front by machine, and then I hand sew the folded binding to […]

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Domestic Machine Quilting: Simple Free-Motion Designs

Hello again. We have been discussing heaps of things to do with ruler quilting in the last couple of articles. The last article explored how to combine ruler work with free-motion designs. This issue I am going to show you how to make those simple free-motion shapes to use with your ruler work or on […]

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In the Studio of Western Australian-based quiltmaker Elizabeth Humphreys

The mainly self-taught, Western Australian-based quiltmaker, Elizabeth Humphreys, cut her teeth on conventional quilt designs. But over a career spanning 50 years, she has graduated in more recent times to landscape and pictorial quilts depicting the physical and cultural phenomena of her local environment. Elizabeth started working on her first-ever quilt in 1968 using surplus […]

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Bisa Butler’s portraiture and quilting artworks

It was a pivotal moment when Bisa Butler combined portraiture and quilting to create her first eye-catching artwork, and she’s embraced quilted portraits with gusto ever since. Inspired by African American history, family dressmaking traditions and uplifting colours and patterns, Bisa’s art quilts bring forward stories from the past with vibrancy and texture. Like many […]