Quilters Companion

Quilters Companion Issue #108 2021

Quilters Companion is the definitive patchwork and quilting magazine. Published since 2001, Quilters Companion provides readers with exciting quilting projects. These projects are accompanied by easy-to follow instructions and accompanying pattern sheets, stunning styled shots and interesting stories about the featured projects. We pride ourselves not just on being an instructional publication — we are a good read as well! Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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4 min.
quilty treasures

A Century of Sewing In 1921, Janome Sewing Machine Co Ltd was founded as Japan’s first domestic sewing-machine manufacturer. Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, came up with the idea of replacing the conventional oblong ‘shuttle-type’ bobbin with an unprecedented round bobbin design. This new shape was thought to resemble the eye of a snake, hence, as the new machine gained ground, it was affectionately referred to as Janome (pronounced: Ja-No-Mey), meaning ‘the snake’s eye’ in Japanese. Janome changed the world of sewing with the invention of the round bobbin and continues to challenge tradition and establish new benchmarks in sewing-machine technology. To celebrate the 100th anniversary, Janome Australia has begun a year-long festival with stories, interviews, giveaways and projects. Looking ahead, Janome plans to continue refreshing its current sewing machine…

4 min.
plus quilt

Finished quilt size: 185cm x 160cm (73in x 63in) Finished block size: 10in square keryn@kerynemmerson.com quiltingtwin.blogspot.com Materials • Assorted scraps of print fabrics in shades of grey, blue and green to total about 1.6m (1?yd). Scraps need to be large enough to cut a 4.in square from. Charm squares would be ideal for this project• Assorted cream tone-on-tone print fabrics to total about 1m (1?yd)• Assorted scraps of dark-value print fabrics to total about 60cm (.yd). To cut all four C squares needed for the centre cross in each block, you need a strip 4.in x 19in• Assorted scraps of medium-value print fabrics to total about 75cm (1yd)• 50cm (?yd) very dark teal tone-ontone print fabric (Border 1)• 1.75m (2yd) teal tone-on-tone print fabric (Border 2 and binding)• 3.6m (4yd) backing fabric• Batting at least…

8 min.
domestic machine quilting with anita ellis

www.hillsidequilting.com.au Does anyone else have this problem? Hello there again. If you have been following my machine quilting articles here in Quilters Companion, you will have amassed a great deal of information regarding the process of finishing your own quilts on the machine you have at home. Information taken in bite-sized pieces and acted on by practising techniques is a great way to learn, but there will always be the odd stumble when you just ‘don’t get it’, or things go wrong. This article will address just that — what to do to fix the issues when they occur. I will start off with the more common ones and move on from there. All of a sudden, my stitches are awful The main reason you suddenly lose control of that beautiful stitch and the tension looks…

2 min.
diary dates

New South Wales February 5 – April 11 The New Quilt Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor More information: www.quiltnsw.com/exhibitions/the-new-quilt April 9–11 Blue Mountains Quilt Show (previously Springwood Community Quilt Show) Wycliffe School Hall, Rickard Road, Warrimoo More information: www.bluemountainsquilters.com. June 12 – 3 July Art Quilt Australia Biennial exhibition Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra 12 Berry Street, Nowra More information: gallery@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au June 23–27 Sydney Quilt Show International Convention Centre Darling Street, Darling Harbour More information: www.quiltnsw.com Victoria July 22–25 Victorian Quilters’ Quilt Showcase Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, Melbourne More information: www.victorianquilters.org May 1–28 Australia Wide Seven Kyabram Town Hall Gallery,199 Allan Street, Kyabram More information: admin@ozquiltnetwork.org.au South Australia April 30 – May 2 Festival of Quilts Adelaide Showground Goodwood Road, Wayville More information: www.saquilters.org.au/exhibitions.htm WA May 19–23 QuiltWest 2021 Perth Convention &Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth More information: quiltwa@gmail.com Quee nsland April 29 – May 1 QuiltConnect Mt Gravatt Showgrounds 1644 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt More information: quiltshow@queenslandquilters.com USA October 28–31 Quilt Festival Houston George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas New Zealand March 19–21, 2021 Taranaki…

1 min.
“vintage haberdashery”

A quilt steeped in the charm of pretty haberdashery from a bygone era The quilt uses simple piecing in an exquisite fabric range from premium Japanese manufacturer Lecien. Exciting and new, this Queen size quilt, designed by Lesley McConnell & Kate Morris, employs a variety of techniques, including naïve appliqué, dimensional appliqué, embroidery, and ribbon work. Block of the Month $45 per month + P&H. Price includes Pattern, Fabric and all Embellishments: Vintage style ribbons, braids, lace, ric-rac, charms, motifs, buttons, beads, etc. Threads Pack Extra. Quilt shown here as a work in progress. Due for release approx. Easter 2021. Places are very limited. Don’t delay or you might miss out! Sign up is now available: Faeries in My Garden: 70 Park Parade, Shorncliffe Qld 4017 | Ph (07) 3869 0808 | www.faeriesinmygarden.com.au Visit The Quilted…

3 min.
queensland quilters' fabric challenge

The annual Queensland Quilters' fabric challenge is always popular among members. Each year, a new fabric is selected for entrants to work with, with the requirement that at least 20 per cent of the front of each quilt must feature the selected fabric. Guidelines stipulate that all finished entries must be 50cm x 70cm (20in x 27½in) in size, and be either portrait or landscape orientation. Entrants can use any method or style that they like for their project, however they must be a current or previous member of Queensland Quilters to enter. Prizes are awarded for First, Second and Third overall, as well as Best Artistic/Quirky and Best Traditional. In previous years, entries to the show were displayed in travelling exhibitions in different parts of Queensland and northern NSW. With the…