Quilters Companion


It is amazing how many things change in the patchwork industry! When I started there were fewer fabric companies, less choice of fabric, smaller machines, no internet. Today we are spoilt for choice, with more fabric than any shop can stock, tools and notions to make our lives easier, and inspiration available 24 hours a day. While teaching at a retreat recently, I came across fabric made of real cork. Now that was a first for me. Cork covered my

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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 c
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Flower Power Cushion
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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 tog