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Domestic Machine Quilting with Anita Ellis

Anita Ellis Anita is an accomplished quilting educator who inspires and mentors students around Australia in the art of quilting, on domestic sewing machines, long arm machines, and everything between. When not travelling with her education business, Hillside Quilting, home base is Anita’s studio, set among the gum trees of Warrandyte on the rural edge […]

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Know Your Product: Quilting Rulers

There are a few basic quilter’s rulers that everyone should have, and then there are a whole lot of specialty rulers. What brand suits you best is up to you, although it is recommended that you buy rulers of the same brand as they interchange more easily due to the markings being the same style […]

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Road Test: Gemini by Crafter’s Companion

The one consistent thing required for any type of patchwork or appliqué is the need to cut out the required shapes before starting to stitch. Initially scissors may have been used, but the craft then progressed with the rotary cutter and now we have ‘dies’ that are used with machines. The newest addition to the […]

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Gallery: Golden Textures Biennial Art Quilt Exhibition

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery of Victoria selected 25 pieces from 18 contemporary art quilters from across Australia for its biennial exhibition in March 2019. The exhibition was curated by international award-winning textile artist, Jenny Bacon, from Maryborough, Victoria. The exhibition offers an acquisitive prize of $3000; the winning quilt becomes part of the gallery’s […]

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Profile: Danny Amazonas

Internationally known Taiwanese textile artist, Danny Amazonas, began his artistic life as a painter. He had tried his hand at many things including sculpture, floristry and jewellery making, before discovering the joys of working in fabric. Once he moved to fabric as his medium, his work consisted mainly of mosaic patterns with small pieces. In […]

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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 […]