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Creative Inspiration with Paula Storm: From Inspiration to Creation

Creative inspiration is everywhere. No matter where I go I’m constantly seeing things that inspire my creative side. Today I thought I’d share with you how I take that original inspiration and turn it into a project. To say my sister and I are obsessed with craft is a bit of an understatement. While I’ve […]

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Road Test: Bernina Q24

Driven by Michelle Marvig Buying a sewing machine today is not a simple task. There are so many features, functions and accessories. If you want to quilt big and can accommodate a long arm machine, there are many on the market. Recently my husband purchased a Bernina Q24. Yes ladies, he does quilt! So what […]

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In the Seams: Log Cabin Barn Raising

This quilt is a Log Cabin Barn Raising pattern made with silk and cotton fabrics. It is machine-pieced with strip/string piecing. It also features embroidery and burgundy and gold-embroidered ships wheel in the corner of each block. The quilt has been machine-quilted. The earliest known versions of this pattern appear in Great Britain on the […]

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In the Studio with Wendy Gleeson

In the quaint Victorian town of Colac, the studio of renowned Australian quilter and owner of Clever Ducks Quilting Co, Wendy Gleeson, has a warm, homey appeal that is just perfect for stitching away the hours. Words by Casey Ioannou, Photographs by Wendy Gleeson When she moved to a new home in 2005, Wendy was […]

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Creative Inspiration with Paula Storm: Drafting Blocks

Designing your own quilts is so much fun; searching the internet for inspiration for a quilt design or block that you’d like to use, even more so. But what do you do when you can’t find a tutorial or pattern for your chosen block? Don’t worry — you can draft your own quilt blocks. It’s […]

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Quilt Gallery: Victorian Showcase

The annual, judged quilt exhibition, open to members of Victorian Quilters Inc, is for all levels of expertise. The many categories available to entrants have various size, technique and style options that accommodate the range of skills from novice through to expert. Quilt Showcase 2018 was held in conjunction with the Craft and Quilt Fair […]

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Ask Deb: New from Old

We have all heard of the term “re-gifting” — you know — the present from a relative that perhaps … well, is not quite right for you. Then you re-wrap and gift it to someone else. Not that I am guilty of that myself mind you! Well, I was cleaning out my sewing storage area […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Star Fabrics

Shoot for the stars with your next project and choose these heavenly fabric offerings – stellar designs in twinkling silvers, golds and blues. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to bottom, L-R: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Wild & Free’ Midnight Roof WFR-146, designed by Maureen Cracknell. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. RJR Fabrics ‘Holiday Accents […]

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Loose Threads: News from the Quilting World

A day in country Victoria The Colac Quilters, based in the Victorian city of Colac, 150km south-west of Melbourne, held their biennial exhibition earlier last year. It was a special occasion as the group was celebrating its 30th anniversary. The theme was ‘A Day in the Country’ and a number of vignettes featuring old vehicles […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Black and White Fabrics!

Think Aubrey Beardsley art and Cecil Beaton’s Ascot scene from My Fair Lady. Proof that high-style black and white simply can’t be beaten. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to Bottom, L-R: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Lagom’ Etern Soot LAM-44286, designed by AGF Studio. Distributed by Melbourne Fabric. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Here Comes the Fun’ Sprayed Doodles […]