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Getting Cosy with Designers – Cori Blunt and Lynette Anderson

Be inspired by the magical designs of our truly amazing contributors. CORI BLUNT, CHITTER CHATTER DESIGNS Website: www.chitterchatterdesigns.com “Who knows where life will take me, but I will tell you this … I’ll have a piece of fabric and needle and thread in tow!” MY DESIGN STYLE IS: “Light-hearted and whimsical, with a bit of […]

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Fancy Feathers With Deborah Louie

Well, I have decided that after more than 10 years of writing this column, it is time to finish. This is for no other reason than I wish to spend more time creating new quilts for teaching at workshops, filming more online classes and writing more of my books. My time with Quilters Companion magazine […]

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Special Feature: The World of Tilda

Welcome to the world of Tilda’s creative dynamo, Tone Finnanger. It’s the meeting place of whimsy, romance and unbeatable style. We all know and love the Tilda brand, but how well do we know its founder and creative director, Tone Finnanger? With years of successful business to her credit, she is still at the top […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Michelle Marvig and Val Laird

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers. VAL LAIRD VAL LAIRD DESIGNS Blog: val-laird.blogspot.com.au Instagram: www.instagram.com/vallairddesigns “Because my stitching and designing is just a hobby, I’m free to do as much or as little as I like. Most weeks, the balance leans to the MUCH side of the scale!” MY STYLE IS: “I’ve been an […]

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Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Formal Feathers

In this issue, I continue to explore the possibilities of feather quilting. I have previously discussed the hook and open feather — both are a more modern style of quilting feathers on your quilts. Another option in the feather family is the formal feather. This involves backtracking, stitching over the top of the previous stitching […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Sarah Fielke and Michelle Ridgway

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors. SARAH FIELKE Website: www.sarahfielke.com “Quilting is my blessing and my curse. I love my quilting job with all my heart, but it’s also just that – a job – and some days I really don’t want to go to work!” MY STYLE IS: “I don’t like to put […]

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Stories in the Seams – Sykes family New Jersey Album Quilt

By Virginia Vis, volunteer curatorial assistant, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum Thomas Sykes Quilt, about 1840, The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Permanent Collection (ID — 94.23), 105in wide x 107½in long, various makers, New Jersey. Album quilts could be defined as “fabric scrapbooking”. Blocks are created by and for family and friends […]

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Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Top and Tail Feathers

Over the last three issues we have looked at free-motion quilting feathers. Currently I have shown you Open feathers, Formal feathers and Hook feathers — all different and beautiful in their own way. In this issue we are delving into the Top and Tail feather. I hope you have had some fun free-motion quilting along […]

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Stories in the Seams – The Ruth Penn Baltimore Album Quilt

By Virginia Vis, volunteer curatorial assistant, and Alden O’Brien, curator of Textiles, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum The Ruth Penn Baltimore Album Quilt, ca. 1850 (92.172) The Daughters of the American Museum, Washington DC, Permanent Collection Quilts have often been made and given as gifts to commemorate big life events. Ruth Pettit Penn followed […]

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Cool Tools – Silk Finish Cotton Thread, Tula Pink Ergonomic Rotary Cutter and more!

Here we bring you all the trusted old favourites and brand-new tools that are on the patchwork and quilting market Andrie Adornments Add a little personality to your next project! Unique designs are available from Andrie Adornments in a variety of colours and quotes that can be made into zipper pulls and swing tags (key […]