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In the Studio with Tracey Bareli

A converted lounge room is the perfect haven for Tracey Bareli to indulge her passion and take time out to relax and unwind. “Through work and life stresses, my machine has helped me keep my sanity,” she explains. “I can go into my room and just get away from the world” As her interest in […]

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In the Studio with Michelle McKillop

The first quilt I ever participated in was a hexagon quilt for a fundraiser when I was 10 years old in Girl Guides. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I did my first quilting class as a young mum in 1992 and knew I had found my passion in life. […]

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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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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 […]

Ann Wood

Welcome to Ann Wood’s Workroom

Geographically ambiguous, hauntingly beautiful and the hub of artistic industry. Ann Wood’s moody blue surroundings foster remarkable creativity and provide shelter for her and her dolls and soft animal sculptures – By Susan Hurley   Here’s a little guessing game for you: Where would you find this studio space? Bet you go straight for Victorian […]

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In the Studio with designer Anne Kelly

Anne Kelly’s cloth collages are really something to behold. Here she tells us about her process and what it takes to create such beautiful works of art. By Caroline Adams Anne Kelly’s cloth collages are works of art in fabric form. She uses layer upon layer of fabric to create scenes of romantic cities, or […]

Jennifer Corkish

Jennifer Corkish, Her Work and Her Upcoming Sea Change

The term sea change couldn’t be more fitting for the future of quilter Jennifer Corkish, who is moving from the Southern Highlands to the south coast of NSW. I spoke with Jennifer about plans for her new studio and how the new house will affect her creative process. By Caroline Adams. Those looking for a […]

Samantha Dorn Design Wall

Build a Quilt Design Wall for your Workspace

If you can’t stand back and see your planned configuration of quilt blocks, how can you judge the balance and symmetry? Build yourself a quilt design wall, and the problem vanishes. But how do you go about it? Samantha Dorn shows you, step by easy step. ­­ A design wall is a fabulous tool for […]

In the Studio with Leslie Edwards

In the Studio with designer Leslie Edwards

Leslie Edwards may just become the most envied quilter in all of Australia, with not one, but two studios. by Caroline Adams Growing up in the USA, Leslie Edwardsbegan her stitching journey at the very young age of eight when her mother taught her embroidery. “At 10 she sent me to a sewing class in […]

In the Studio with Christine Lethlean

In the Studio with designer Christine Lethlean

With her home and studio surrounded by stunning scenery, it’s no wonder Christine Lethlean has found her creative sanctuary in rural Victoria. We call on her in Clunes to discover more about The Margie & Bert Design Studio. By Erica Spinks After recently relocating from Western Australia, Christine Lethlean says she is fortunate to have […]