Quilters Companion Issue #103 - 2020

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1 min.
editor’s journal

This issue is packed with a bounty of techniques, colours and styles for you, our valued readers. Techniques such as paper foundation piecing, string piecing, fused appliqué and needleturn appliqué will appeal to many skills and interests. In our new Technique Tutorial we take a close look at how a humble household item, freezer paper, can make your sewing that much easier! It can be substituted as a re-usable template or as a foundation for piecing. Some of your favourite quilters share projects in this issue — Chris Jurd, Cheryl Filby, Deborah Dorward and Megan Manwaring. Plus we introduce you to two Australian designers who share their quilts — award-winning Susan Reinhard and Tasmanian quilter, Felicity Bonner. We also take a peek inside Felicity’s sewing studio and share her quilting journey with…

4 min.
quilty treasures

All aboard the Sapphire Princess, March 2021 This cruise will be a fantastic opportunity to enjoy luxurious ship-board life, see the sights of southern Australia and learn techniques from the country’s finest craft experts. The cruise will take in Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, Phillip Island and Melbourne. The workshops will be presented by Michelle Marvig, Jane MacDonald and Sharon Burgess. One of the highlights will be a visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia, which has one of the largest collections in Australia, including the gorgeous William Morris & Co exhibition boasting furniture, ceramics and textiles. For more information and to check out the itinerary, visit www.travelrite.com.au/patchwork-quilting-tours/craft-fair-sea-au-march-2021 Did you know? Madder red is one of the most enduring and endearing colours for quilters. In medieval England, the city of Norwich was famous for…

2 min.
the 19th tokyo international great quilt festival

Unfortunately, most exhibition labels on the quilts are provided only in Japanese characters (kanji) and not in either of the two phonetic alphabets or in English, so we have not always been able to credit individual quiltmakers or include the name of the quilt. We thank Patricia Belyea and Victoria Stone of Okan Arts for permission to reproduce photographs they took at this year’s Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival. Okan Arts, based in Seattle, Washington, has an online shop selling vintage Japanese yukata cottons. Patricia and Victoria also teach quiltmaking and conduct textile tours to Japan. For more information, visit https://okanarts.com Whatever Where-ever Craft is your trusted stockist of Homespun’s 2020 Block of the Month ‘QUILTERS HOLIDAY’ Contact us for more information Beep COT QUILT KIT Finished size 112cm x 132cm Kit $121. Pattern $22. Noah’s Ark QUILT KIT Finished…

13 min.
fish pond

Coupled with her fabulous choice of prints and colours, this wallhanging is a perfect piece of wall art! Finished size: 139.5cm (55in) square Patchwork FUNdamentals Chris Jurd @patchworkfun Materials • 70cm (¾yd) light-value print fabric (applique background)• Fat quarter red geometric print fabric (basket)• 13cm (5in) square of feature print fabric (basket embellishment)• Fat quarter green stripe print fabric (flower stems)• Assorted fabric scraps in greens and pinks printed with leaf and flower motifs for Broderie perse (leaves and flowers)• 15cm (¼yd) each of 12 lowvolume print fabrics (Pickle block backgrounds)• Assorted scraps in a variety of print fabrics, each at least 13cm (5in)square and some up to 30cm (12in) square (Pickle block spikes and block corners)• Fat eighths of 12 print fabrics (Pickle block centres)• 1.5m (1¾yd) large-scale print fabric (left, right and top borders)•…

9 min.
finding serenity

Finished quilt size: 192cm (75½in) square fimch2@gmail.com @cherylfilby Materials • 1.4m (1⅝yd) each of two cream tone-on-tone print fabrics (applique block backgrounds)• 1.1m (1¼yd) teal tone-on-tone print fabric #1 (Border 2 and binding)• 90cm (1yd) brown floral print fabric (Border 2)• 50cm (⅝yd) each of two pink print fabrics (applique and Border 2)• 50cm (⅝yd) teal tone-on-tone print fabric #2 (applique)• 40cm (½yd) raspberry spot print fabric (applique)• 40cm (½yd) each of a teal spot and a green print fabric (applique)• 40cm (.yd) each of two light khaki print fabrics (borders)• 30cm (⅜yd) each of one raspberry print and teal tone-on-tone print fabric #3 (applique)• 4.3m (4¾yd) backing fabric• Fat eighth each of one salmon print and one teal print fabric (applique)• Batting at least 215cm (83in) square• Fusible web• Stranded embroidery floss to…

1 min.
certified instructor

We are a group of ladies specially trained in the area of Foundation Piecing, the Judy Niemeyer method. These patterns are sometimes very involved and we have been trained to help customers and students get the most from their experience when using these beautiful patterns. We are available to travel and help shop owners with the organisation for their classes and aid in selecting fabrics. Each Instructor will offer her own unique information so below we have a list of Instructors available in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Please feel free to contact any of these ladies, in your area or if need be contact the Australian Facilitator, Joanne Wearing for any more information. All of the Instructors are available for teaching in shops, groups and for retreats and also for…