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How did she do that? Azure de Colores

This quilt has been constructed with basic Log Cabin blocks set into a complex vortex. It was exhibited at the 2018 Houston Quilt Festival, and in March this year it was exhibited at the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges, Spain. Art quiltmaker Montse Forcadell Blasco of Catalonia, Spain, explained that, “Apart from getting the light […]

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Designer Edge: Laura Heine

Laura Heine’s mix of artistic skills comes into play in her glorious art quilts. She has expert collaging skills when it comes to cutting and pasting, her painting talents shine as she arranges fabric motifs to blend colours, and her quilting abilities are award-winning. This multi-talented artist has created a candy-coloured world where everything from […]

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Stories in the Seams: Princess Feathers

Words by Virginia Vis Often used as a centre medallion or, as seen in this quilt, in groups of four large blocks, graceful plumes spiraling out of a centre circle describes a Princess Feather appliqué quilt. Beyond that basic premise though, the design variations spiral out into infinity. This quilt was constructed entirely by hand […]

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Quilt Gallery: QuiltWeek Show USA

Each year, the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) stages quilt exhibitions throughout America. You will see just a few of the winning quilts from 2018. In an upcoming issue of Quilters Companion we will be featuring even more of the winning quilts from QuiltWeek Shows. You can see more winners, and find out more at www.quiltweek.com […]

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Road Test: Maree St Clair Acrylic Templates

Driven by Michelle Marvig Early in my foray into the world of patchwork, I encountered the ‘template’. We had rotary cut a schoolhouse base and made our own templates for the shapes required to build the roof. This was not a happy building process. I traced shapes onto template plastic, cut them out, and used […]

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Know Your Product: Rotary Cutters

By Deborah Segaert There are numerous rotary cutter brands on the market. Twenty years ago, my first rotary cutter was an Olfa. Since then, Fiskars and Clover have embraced the quilting market and, more recently, a number of smaller manufacturers have started offering these products. I have added a number to my tool collection over […]

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Gallery: Queensland Quilters

Queensland Quilters Inc holds its annual quilt show in October. The 2018 show was one of the largest quilt shows in Australia, with more than 600 quilts hung across 19 categories and a prize pool of over $25,000. The theme for 2018 was Medallions. You can find all 2018 winners at: www.qldquilters.com/2018-quilt-show Save the date: […]

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In the Studio with Wendy Nutt

Letting go of traditions and rules, Wendy Nutt creates modern works of art with her own unique twist  Words by Casey Ioannou, Photographs by Wendy Nutt Originally attending a local quilting group to support a work colleague, Wendy Nutt could never have imagined the passion she would develop for improvisational quilting. “Laity (my friend) was […]