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Great Australian Quilts

Great Australian Quilts Issue 8 2017

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Great Australian Quilts is a one-off magazine that highlights five award-winning Australian quilters to showcase their projects. Each project illustrates the quilters' unique style and technique, inviting readers an inside look into the different tips and experiences that they have to share in their quilt-making process. Great Australian Quilts gives readers the chance to practice these artisans work with the sample projects available in the magazine.

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Although Victoria is geographically one of the smallest states in Australia, it certainly doesn’t lack things to see and do. You will discover a diverse range of adventures all just a few hours’ drive from the state capital, Melbourne. Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and Geelong Melbourne has been voted by The Economist magazine as the most liveable city in the world for the last six years. Boasting amazing food, culture and sports, Melbourne also has lots to explore, from the little laneways in the city centre to art galleries and even St Kilda, a short tram ride away. An hour south of Melbourne is the Mornington Peninsula, where you will find luxury getaways, food and wine producers, beautiful beaches, idyllic coastal villages and galleries to peruse. To the west of Melbourne…

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bugs on boxes

Finished size: 40.5cm x 30.5cm x 4cm (16in x 12in x 1 ⁄ in) Materials Cockroach Fat quarter brown print fabric (background) Chunky sixteenth (25cm x 28cm/9 x 11in) black print fabric (background) 35cm (3/8yd) aqua print fabric (background and edging) Large scraps of brown, blue, orange and bright yellow print fabrics (appliqué) Weevil 55cm (%/8yd) brown print fabric (background and edging) Fat quarter black print fabric (background) Fat eighth blue and black print fabric (appliqué) Fat eighth light blue tone-on-tone print fabric (appliqué) Beetle Fat quarter pale green tone-on-tone print fabric (background) 55cm (%/8yd) pale red print fabric (appliqué) — see Note Fat quarter dark brown print fabric (appliqué) Chunky sixteenth (25cm x 28cm/9in x 11in) black print fabric (appliqué) Other 30wt black cotton thread (appliqué) Neutral-coloured thread (piecing) Pale green/blue 50wt cotton thread — Linden used WonderFil Konfetti…

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linden lancaster

You could be forgiven for thinking that Linden Lancaster has been sewing since an early age, but she hasn’t. “When we were young, my mother used to sew on a Singer treadle machine, which we called ‘Sweary Mary’. Needless to say, I never went anywhere near it!” Linden relates. In fact, she started sewing and quilting when her children were babies as “a way of escape. I did everything by hand until I made friends with the sewing machine (which took me a while). My first sewing machine I sent back, because it would not work. I had the needle in back to front! I have always been a very creative person, so it was only a matter of time before I ditched traditional quilts and started making my own ‘art…

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victoria travel feature shop guide

PALM BEACH QUILTING CARRUM DOWNS Shop Specialty: Wide-back Fabrics Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 10am–4pm Saturday 9am–12pm Where: 7/2 Industry Blvd, Carrum Downs VIC 3201 Phone: 03 9775 1601 Website: palmbeachquilting.com.au JEMIMA’S CREATIVE QUILTING CRAIGIEBURN Shop Specialty: Longarm Machine Quilting Shop Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-4.00pm Where: 84 Cimberwood Drive, Craigieburn Vic 3064 Phone: 03 9308 2699 Website: jemimascreativequilting.com THE CRAFT BASKET ORBOST Shop Specialty: Sewing machines and patchwork Shop Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm, Saturday 9am -12pm Where: 110A Nicholson St, Orbost VIC 3888 Phone: 03 5154 1151 Website: thecraftbasket.com.au THE VILLAGE PATCH MALDON Shop Specialty: Fabulous Fabrics Shop Hours: 6 Days a Week 10am-5pm, Closed Tuesdays Where: 49 High Street, Maldon, Victoria 3463 Phone: 03 5475 2391 Website: villagepatch.com.au SEWING CONNECTION PAKENHAM Shop Specialty: Something for everyone Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 Saturday 9:00-4:00 Closed Sunday & Public Holidays Where: 115 Main Street, Pakenham 3810 Phone: 03 5941 2244 Website: sewingconnection.com.au LITTLE DESERT…

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queens land

From the glitzy lights of the Gold Coast to the white sands of the Whitsundays and the natural wonder of the Daintree rainforest, Queensland has loads to offer. With its mild climate in the south and tropical weather in the north, you’ll be sporting a t-shirt pretty much all year round. Southern Queensland The city of Toowoomba, where the Darling Downs and the Great Dividing Range meet, is the biggest township in this region. Spend time exploring the wines and produce, farming and country life, as well as natural wonders such as the Bunya Mountains and the King Mary Falls. Annual and biennial quilt shows: Quilts, Stitches and Textiles Trail (Toowoomba) Brisbane and the Gold, Sunshine and Fraser Coasts Stretching from the NSW border to Hervey Bay, there is everything from beaches and spectacular…

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outback vista

Finished size: 58cm x 46cm (23in x 18in) Materials Fat quarter light-value background fabric 40cm (3/8yd) dark-value fabric (border and binding) 60cm (#/4yd) backing fabric Thin batting at least 70cm x 60cm (28in x 22in) Oil pastels in a range of colours Brown paper or kitchen greaseproof paper A3 sheet of tracing paper Toothbrush with flat bristles Masking tape Cotton or polyester machine threads (piecing and quilting) Stranded embroidery floss (optional) 2B pencil Lightbox (optional) Rotary cutter, mat and ruler Sewing machine with 1/4in, walking and darning/free-motion feet General sewing supplies www.quilterscompanion.wordpress.com…