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Rulers and Templates with Anita Ellis

My last article was all about the ins and outs, and the dos and don’ts, of quilting with rulers. I hope you managed to read it and take in some of the information. It can seem tricky at first, but remember that the longarm quilter you may be comparing yourself to will have many years’ […]

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In the Studio with Cheryl Filby

Moving some 20 years ago into the seaside village of South West Rocks on the mid-north coast of NSW, Cheryl Filby caught the quilting bug. She had previously been engaged in a challenging career as a senior laboratory technician for a pharmaceutical company, developing new drenches and dips for the sheep industry. Quiltmaking has since […]

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Road Test: Rulers by Constantine

Machine quilting is an art in itself, and if you want to try expanding your skill set, you can try quilting rulers specifically designed to work with free-motion quilting. Tracey Browning of Constantine Quilts is a phenomenal long-arm quilter and has designed many quilting rulers. For this Road Test I played with just two rulers […]

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Designer Edge: Stephanie Symns

Artist Stephanie Symns can be described as ‘multi-passionate’. Her knowledge and curiosity extend not only to creative pursuits, but to many different aspects of life. “My interests are diverse, ranging from abstraction to contemporary design, mathematical theory, Greek and Roman mythology — anything really. The world is a pretty interesting place!” she says. With these […]

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Quilting with Rulers

There is a buzz word at any time, in any industry, and the quilting world is no exception. Right now, that is ruler quilting. Ruler quilting, however, is not new, long arm quilters have been using rulers on their quilting frames for a long time. What is different now is that, with the introduction of […]

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The Festival of Quilts 2019

The UK’s Festival of Quilts attracted almost 750 entries in its competitive quilt show held in August this year, and more than 25,000 enthusiasts went to view them. We’ve chosen some of our favourites to share with you. Best in Show Winner, Two-Person Quilts Best Longarm Quilting Who Will Tell the Bees?, Mary Palmer and […]

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Mid and Longarm Machines with Anita Ellis

Do I need a longarm quilting machine? This is such a big decision, literally. Longarm quilting set-ups are big on space requirements and costly to purchase. Often these are the only things that are considered, but there is so much more to think about. As always, I am not going to advise you to buy […]

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Designer Profile: Catherine Butterworth

A life-long involvement in fabric retailing and sewing has given Catherine Butterworth the background for creating award-winning quilts in both traditional and modern styles. Words by Michael O’Neile. Photographs by Peter and Julie Butterworth Ohioan-born Catherine Butterworth first visited Australia as an exchange secondary student in 1971, returning to Sydney a few years later to […]

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Festival of Quilts 2019

The Quilters’ Guild of South Australia holds its Festival of Quilts exhibition of members’ quilts each year, and we’re delighted to bring you some of the award winners from the 2019 show. Best in Show Winner, Modern One Person Quilts Green Eyed Monster, Rachelle Denneny, 180cm (71in) square Artist’s statement: “Playing with simple circles radiating […]

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Pattern Play: Garden

Trees and shrubs, critters and animals, flowers and leaves – they are important in any landscape – and fabric stash! The following are new fabric ranges that have been released in the first two months of 2020. FreeSpirit Garden Fabrics Distributed in Australia by XLN Fabrics www.xln.com.au One Mile Radiant by Anna Maria Horner Anna […]