Quilters Companion

Quilters Companion Issue #97 2019

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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2 min
editor’s journal

The weather may be dull outside for those of us in the southern hemisphere, but the contents of this magazine are warm and vibrant! From the vivacious colours and textiles of India through to eight stunning quilt projects, you will find lots of inspiration and motivation. It was a pleasure to write the Armchair Travels of a Textile Lover for this issue. I headed off on my own armchair journey as I researched all the wonderful textile activities that can be seen, learned and purchased in India. We started in Delhi, India’s capital, and moved south through Rajasthan, a beautiful region filled with India’s age-old opulence and grandeur and well known for its textiles. We then headed for Gujarat, India’s western-most state, and Ahmedabad, where the Calico Museum of Textiles displays…

5 min
quilty treasures

Luscious Indian Textiles Join Chris Jurd as she leads a group of textile lovers through India’s rich textile heritage. You will come home with bags bursting with gorgeous cloths and wonderful memories. Or you can at least join in on our Armchair Travels of a Textile Lover on page 140. For more information about the Textile Tour of India in November 2019, visit www.travelrite.com.au Craftivists Unite The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House shares the #UDHRquilt Project exhibition through to July 1, 2019. Emerging from the wounds of World War II, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was devised to be the world’s conscience. The #UDHRquilt project features work from a global craftivism project. Stitching in local and global stories, the intricate detail of these four quilts represents the world’s conscience. Aided by…

2 min
queensland quilters

Queensland Quilters holds its annual quilt show in October. The 2018 show was one of the largest quilt shows in Australia, with more than 600 quilts hung across 19 categories and a prize pool of over $25, 000. The theme for 2018 was Medallions. You can find all 2018 winners at: www.qldquilters.com/2018-quilt-show Save the date: 2019 Quilt Show, October 16—20 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Bernina Best of Show Feathered 5iever, 193cm x 196cm (76in x 77in), Lyn Crump Artist’s statement: “This pattern is a green linear quilted star galaxy exploding out of a white outer space, imploding with circular quilting designs spiralling in. Splashes of green in clusters of five are scattered throughout. Feathered 5iever is my fifth Feathered Star quilt. Made with Kona Cotton Solids.” Best Hand Quilting Pin Wheels, 138cm x 138cm (54in…

8 min
michele’s quilt

Chris is well known for her foundation piecing techniques. In this quilt she uses freezer paper templates for the four centre machine-pieced blocks and the border hexagons are English paper pieced. After she created the hexagons and stitched them together, they were then hand-appliquéd to the borders. The central four blocks are a traditional vintage block that is named Progressive, and using lively fabrics in the blocks and hexagons makes this quilt look modern. Chris has used fabrics from her stash to create this gorgeous quilt — you can dig into your stash too! Finished size: 166.5cm (65½in) square Finished block size: 19in square Designer — Chris Jurd Patchwork FUNdamentals @patchworkfun chris.jurd@bigpond.com Stash Buster Materials • 16 squares, 5in of assorted print fabrics (A shapes) • Fat eighth of four black or grey print fabrics (B shapes) • 16 squares,…

6 min
chain links

At first glance this looks like an easy quilt as the basis of the quilt is one block repeating. However, care needs to be taken that you continue the colours in the right places to ensure you don’t ‘break’ the chain, making this quilt challenging for an advanced beginner. The quilt will look equally as gorgeous, of course, with the links being scrappy if you can’t get your head around matching up the sections to complete your links/chain or don’t have enough lengths to make a whole chain link in one colour. Finished size: 168cm (66½in) square Finished block size: 13in square Designer — Sue Belleli Quilted Hugs By Sue sbelleli@bigpond.net.au Jelly Roll Friendly Materials • One Jelly Roll; Sue recommends looking for one that has three contrasting colours or values for the best results. Hers had blues, greys…

5 min
wendy nutt

wendyenutt@icloud.com @quiltamour “Realising I could choose not to follow the rules too is what really propelled me forward into the world of improvisational and art quilts.” Originally attending a local quilting group to support a work colleague, Wendy Nutt could never have imagined the passion she would develop for improvisational quilting. “Laity (my friend) was quite ill and I found this quilting group was the perfect way to support her,” explains Wendy. From that first introduction, Wendy jumped right in, designing a queen-size quilt for her daughter’s birthday as her first project. “After perusing books at my local quilting store, I decided to make a French Braid quilt,” she explains. “As is my habit, I found it difficult to stick to the chosen pattern so I used it as a starting point and made…