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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 […]

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How did she do that? Lemon Tree in Tuscany

Sandra Bruce has been quilting since 1988 when she formed a group with her neighbor, Therese May (one of the first art quilters). Then in her 30s, she had been sewing clothes since she was eight. This quilt is made using a technique Sandra developed called Material Matrix, inspired by the painter Chuck Close. Sandra […]

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Selvedge: Meet Louise Newton

“I’ve always loved daisies. I grew up with them as they covered our garden at home. Perhaps they give me a sense of nostalgia, reminding me of making daisy chains with my sister and picking them for my mum when I was younger. She would use an egg cup as a vase to put them […]