Quilters Companion Issue #112 2021

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editor’s journal

As this issue goes on sale, Australia is excitedly looking forward to summer, school holidays and Christmas. Although, we are also in a critical time of this pandemic and many of us are wondering how the Christmas period will pan out. I love this time of the year, and I am hoping that we can all be with our loved ones, in relative safety. Our projects bring seasonal joy from two of our favoured quilters. Just in time for Christmas, Cheryl Filby a quilt featuring the traditional Dove in the Window block and raw-edged machine appliqué and Michelle Marvig shows us how to sew a modern festive table runner in no time at all! By the time you are reading this, my third grandchild will be just a few weeks old. So,…

3 min
quilty treasures

Australian Quilts in Public Places This exhibition aims to promote quilting as an art form by inviting quilters from around Australia to exhibit original works demonstrating their interpretation of a given theme. AQIPP is a juried, judged and sponsored exhibition. The most recent exhibition was presented in 2019. There were more than 60 quilts selected to be shown, with 150 people attending the opening night and more than 2000 visitors to the exhibition itself. The theme was Metamorphosis and many quilts made for a varied and exciting exhibition. Since 1997, nine AQIPP exhibitions have been mounted by AQA, the five most recent being held at the Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill, Victoria. The 10th AQIPP exhibition will be held over five weeks from late November 2021, once again at Whitehorse Art Space. The…

3 min
moments of happiness 2021

WIN SEWING TOOLS $908 IN PRIZES GRAND PRIZE Valued at $233.85 Cutting Mat 24in x 36in | Rotating Cutting Mat 8in x 8in | RotaryCutter60mmTitanium | ClassicUniversalScissors21cm PLUS 9 RUNNER UP PRIZES Valued at $75 each Cutting Mat 12in x 18in | Rotary Cutter 60mm Titanium TO ENTER SIMPLY 1. Visit https://quilterscompanion.com.au/fiskarscomp 2 Enter your details. 3. Tell us in 25 words or less how Fiskars sewing tools create moments of happiness. Competition closes January 12, 2022. COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. Entry into this competition implies full acceptance of these conditions of entry. 2. Competition entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand (Void where prohibited under competition law as defined by the responsible local authority). Employees and immediate families of the promoter, associated companies and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. 3. Entries close on the…

2 min
festival of quilts (uk)

Artists’ statement My husband designed the mandala, I quilted it and we painted it together. The quilt is dedicated to all our customers and students – every feather is different and unique as are all ‘our ladies’, who are part of our creative journey and who we appreciate and love working with. Materials: Cotton batik fabric, Marabu glitter and metallic liners Techniques: Free-motion quilting on a domestic machine and painting Artist’s statement Like a flower blooming beautifully, I wished to see my dear friend in America again. I wanted to quilt the beautiful flowers that bloom in each season. I made this quilt by carefully writing up the design and choosing the fabrics. I want to continue to make beautiful flower quilts without compromise. Materials: Cotton, wool, embroidery thread Techniques: Hand quilting, hand appliqué, hand embroidery, trapunto,…

1 min
a little patch of country

SAKURA BLOSSOM QUILT A beautiful Geisha Girl panel surrounded by matching florals and simple braid borders makes a stunning quilt. Kit contains all fabric to make the top, plus binding and backing. Quilt measures 72” x 72”. PEACOCK FLOURISH QUILT A magnificent peacock is the centre piece of this stunning quilt, with easy braid borders and feathered highlights. Quilt measures 72” x 72”. Kit contains all the fabrics to make the top, plus binding and backing. 63 Princes Highway, Trafalgar | Phone0356332311 | Email sales@littlepatch.com.au | www.littlepatch.com.au…

5 min
christmas tree table runner

Finished quilt size: 35.5cm x 127cm (14in x 50in) Finished block size: 12in square michelle@pieceville.com.au www.pieceville.com.au Materials • 70cm (⅞yd) black on white print fabric• Scraps of eight assorted red print fabrics at least 20cm (8in) square• Scraps of eight assorted green print fabrics at least 9cm x 28cm (3½in x 11in)• 30cm (⅜yd) white on black print fabric (binding)• 95cm (1yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 50cm x 140cm (18in x 54in)• Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and mat• Sewing machine with ¼in foot• General sewing supplies Preparation and cutting From the black on white print fabric, cut: • two strips, 3¼in x width of fabric. Cross cut them to yield 24 squares, 3¼in. Cut each square once on the diagonal to yield 48 half-square triangles (F)• two strips, 1⅝in x width of fabric. Cross cut them…