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Designer Profile: Rachelle Denneny

  You started quilting in 2001 and teaching in 2005. What classes did you teach back then? I was visiting one of my local quilt shops and talking to the owner and she asked if I would like to teach a beginners’ class. I designed a simple pieced and appliqué quilt and taught one night […]

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Welcome to my Workroom: Missy Luukkonen

The message from MISSY LUUKKONEN is enjoy life and creativity. The mood of her studio is happiness and vitality. Her colour choices are vivid and uplifting. Come step over her threshold and soak up her sense of positivity. By Susan Hurley “It’s bright and happy! I am all about rainbows and sunshine.” This is the […]

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Selvedge with designer, Lucy Levenson

“Scenes that I see in my head are full of very colourful elements.” If we say to you that Lucy Levenson’s fabric artworks are intoxicatingly lovely, there’s a good reason why – apart from the fact that they make your heart sing. They are produced in the cellar of an old English pub, just north […]

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Designer Profile: The Strawberry Thief founder, Robyn Shapiro

For as long as Robyn Shapiro can remember, she has had two creative loves — sewing and Liberty fabric. “My first memory is of sitting on my Ouma’s lap with a sewing machine going in front of me — I always grew up with pieces of fabric in my hand and I was always stitching,” […]

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Designer Edge: Sarah Burford

“Nostalgia is very important to some people, and the references to Silver Screen sirens tap into that world of old-fashioned magic.” The Golden Years of Hollywood have a chance to glitter again, not in celluloid but in fabric. And the award goes to … Sarah Burford, who has created a red-carpet line-up of starlet-style dolls. […]

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Designer Profile: Meet quilter, Christa Watson

“A friend invited me to help tie quilts for charity. It was love at first stitch. Although I’ve been quilting for 24 years I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the potential that’s out there.” – Christa Watson Christa discovered quilting in 1994, when she was a young married college student, but […]

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Welcome to Bonnie Christine’s Workroom

Creative dreams really can come true if you have the will, skill and initiative. Just look what happened to fabric designer BONNIE CHRISTINE, who is now an international name working out of an idyllic home studio. By Susan Hurley There are thousands and thousands of eager artistic/inventive types out there, keen as mustard and capable […]

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Quick Stitch: Chocolate Bunny

Not made with a glass-and-a-half of full-cream milk, but with felt, so the pleasure lasts for years, not minutes! This sweet (adorable, not sugary)chocolate bunny puts its Easter namesake in the shade. Designed and made by Allison Dey Malacaria. WHAT YOU NEED: 20 x 23cm (8 x 9in) brown wool fabric or felt (bunny front) […]

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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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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 […]