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Pattern & Palette Play – Pink and Purple Fabrics: Sugar-Sweet Meets Bold

Pretty pink. Powerful purple. Put them together to pack a visual punch, with a spoonful of sugar to sweeten the deal.  Compiled by Janai Velez   Top L – R Clockwise: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Wonderland’ Enchanted Leaves Plum WND-2533, designed by Katarina Roccella. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘Swan Princess […]

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In the Studio with Ali George

Ali George lives in a 90-year-old Queenslander home on a five-acre property in south-east Queensland. We discover how a world-heritage site inspires her Quilter and textile artist Ali has two studios, one inside her house and another in a converted barn, both with stunning views. The first has “a single, recalcitrant original window facing Cunningham’s […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Fiona Tully and Simone Gooding

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers and contributors. Simone Gooding MAY BLOSSOM Website: simonegoodingdesign.com.au “Everyone can use a little cuteness in their life!” MY STYLE IS:  “My designs come from the natural world – woodlands, trees, streams and gardens and all the creatures you just might find there if you look hard enough and sit […]

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How did they do it? Beaumont by Bronwyn Hill

Beaumont by Bronwyn Hill Size: 232cm x 90cm (91½in x 35½in) How did you come up with the idea for the quilt? The inspiration for Beaumont came simply from the fact that I have far too much blue fabric! I love colour. I love all kinds of fabric. My beautiful sister loves to buy me fabric and […]

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Selvedge with designer Carol Arnott

CAROL ARNOTT Carol Arnott’s work is all about capturing the essence of idyllic, seaside neighbourhoods (and the odd craggy fisherman!) in fabric and thread. As a testament to her talents, you can almost feel the sea breeze and taste the salty air while viewing her textile harbourscapes and felt hoops. From quaint cottages on one […]

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How did she do that? Kat Jones on her bling quilt

How did you come up with the idea for the quilt, and what did you want to achieve? I entered the QuiltCon 2016 triangle challenge in 2015 and we were given a tiny triangle template which we had to use to make a quilt. After trying out a number of different ideas, I ended up […]

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In the Studio with Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota, everyone in Victoria’s family sewed; her mother was a seamstress, her father had an upholstery business and her grandmother, Elda Wolfe, was a quilter. “My three-dimensional skills were pretty good from a young age. No one used patterns, so I would watch my parents and learn to make […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Samantha Green and Jennifer Reynolds

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and quilting prowess.   JENNIFER REYNOLDS Jenny of Elefantz Website: www.elefantz.com “When I stand back and look at what I do, the thing that draws it all together is the challenge of taking something ‘normal’ and making it a little fairytale-ish.”   MY STYLE IS: “Still evolving. But […]