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In the Studio with traditional quilter Maree St Clair

Maree St Clair is a traditional quilter with a flair for colour and pattern and a particular love of needleturn appliqué. Here we find out more about her studio and her latest works. By Caroline Adams Maree St Clair believes she would have started her stitching career at around five years old. She learned to […]

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Road Test: Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt by Creative Grids

Driven by Michelle Marvig The Log Cabin block is a classic in the quilting world. It is very versatile and when colours and values are changed, dramatically different looks can be achieved. It also has two just as popular and adaptable variations: Courthouse Steps and Pineapple Log Cabin. I have been quilting for 26 years […]

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Selvedge with designer Megan Griffiths

Take a step inside Megan Griffiths’ creative studio, where “more is definitely more”. The space is filled with collections of evocative and tactile objects – nature and children’s books; jars with buttons and feathers; Indian textiles; and miniature objects. She says she likes to be surrounded by lots of curiosities. But the beauty is that she’s […]

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In the studio with Sharon Burgess

Sharon Burgess is a self-confessed English paper piecing and fussy cutting addict. We spoke to her about her quilting and sewing journey and how she now runs her business, Lilabelle Lane Creations. Sharon Burgess’ work is a mix of traditional and modern quilting with a huge emphasis on English paper piecing (EPP) and fussy cutting. […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Katrina Hadjimichael & Mollie Johanson

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and designers as featured on Cosy PROJECT! Katrina Hadjimichael Email: kat.had@bigpond.com / katrina@katrinahadjimichael.com.au Blog: katrinahadjimichael.blogspot.com Website: https://katrinahadjimichael.com.au “Quilters instantly have a connection to each other than transcends age, culture and status.” Colours of Katrina “My favourite colour for quilts is red. I use many different reds, from soft pinky shades to rich […]

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Stories in the Seams – Family Connections

Family Connections: Martha Harness and Elizabeth Ann Darst Bierce By Alden O’Brien, Curator of Textiles, The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum Martha Harness’s Framed Medallion Three generations worked on these quilts over the course of half a century and 480km. Elizabeth Yoakum Harness helped her six-year-old daughter Martha compose the centre of the framed […]

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How do they do it? Judy’s Rainbow by Betty Busby

Judy’s Rainbow by Betty Busby Size: 46in x 70in How did you come up with the idea for the quilt? The title originates from the person who commissioned this piece. It refers both to the spectrum of colours that lichen comes in, and the gorgeous rainbows that she can see from her new home in Hawaii. […]

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Cool Tools on the Patchwork and Quilting Market

This page is devoted to bringing you all the trusted old favourites and new tools on the patchwork and quilting market. Tailormade Elements Cutting Table This table does double duty: cutting and storage! First, it is 92cm high, with a width of 100cm and depth of 62cm. Its first use is as a cutting table, […]