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Getting Cosy with Leanne Milsom and Vicki Collumbine

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors! Leanne Milsom Blog: www.lizzie-the-quilter.blogspot.com “My sewing machine is like my best friend – we spend a lot of time together.” My style is… “I’d say it’s modern, easy and fun. I love my garden, so I love to stitch flowers and anything with a garden theme.” Make this […]

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Designer Profile: The Strawberry Thief founder, Robyn Shapiro

For as long as Robyn Shapiro can remember, she has had two creative loves — sewing and Liberty fabric. “My first memory is of sitting on my Ouma’s lap with a sewing machine going in front of me — I always grew up with pieces of fabric in my hand and I was always stitching,” […]

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In the Studio with Michelle McKillop

The first quilt I ever participated in was a hexagon quilt for a fundraiser when I was 10 years old in Girl Guides. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I did my first quilting class as a young mum in 1992 and knew I had found my passion in life. […]

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Designer Edge: Sarah Burford

“Nostalgia is very important to some people, and the references to Silver Screen sirens tap into that world of old-fashioned magic.” The Golden Years of Hollywood have a chance to glitter again, not in celluloid but in fabric. And the award goes to … Sarah Burford, who has created a red-carpet line-up of starlet-style dolls. […]

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Designer Profile: Meet quilter, Christa Watson

“A friend invited me to help tie quilts for charity. It was love at first stitch. Although I’ve been quilting for 24 years I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the potential that’s out there.” – Christa Watson Christa discovered quilting in 1994, when she was a young married college student, but […]

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Road Test: The Clammy 6in by Latifah Saafir Studios

Driven by Michelle Marvig I started making patchwork quilts 27 years ago. Fabrics, quilt designs, tools and expectations have changed so much since I first picked up a rotary cutter. I now find that I teach beginners techniques and quilts that I once thought of as advanced, as the tools available today make construction easier. […]

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Welcome to Bonnie Christine’s Workroom

Creative dreams really can come true if you have the will, skill and initiative. Just look what happened to fabric designer BONNIE CHRISTINE, who is now an international name working out of an idyllic home studio. By Susan Hurley There are thousands and thousands of eager artistic/inventive types out there, keen as mustard and capable […]

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Getting Cosy with Jemima Flendt and Shannan Grierson

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers and contributors. Jemima Flendt TIED WITH A RIBBON Website: www.tiedwitharibbon.com “Being able to quilt and sew all day as my ‘work’ is a dream.” MY STYLE IS: “Modern, with bright colours and textures of different fabrics, like linens and lawns. I love embellishing quilts by adding features such […]

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Road Test: OdiCoat® Waterproof Glue Gel by Odif®

Driven by Michelle Marvig Today we expect many of our objects to multi-task. For instance, our phones not only make calls but take photos, navigate, email and are even alarm clocks. Some of these features require us to download and use an app to facilitate the function. I think of Odicoat® as an app for […]

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In the Studio with Ali George

Ali George lives in a 90-year-old Queenslander home on a five-acre property in south-east Queensland. We discover how a world-heritage site inspires her Quilter and textile artist Ali has two studios, one inside her house and another in a converted barn, both with stunning views. The first has “a single, recalcitrant original window facing Cunningham’s […]