Quilting at Millhouse Retreat

I spent a lovely 4 days quilting at Millhouse Retreat in Ballan this week. Twelve of us gathered at the newly renovated cottage for 4 days of quilting, laughing, good food and good company… and of course a little retail therapy next door at Millrose Cottage. Sue has done a wonderful job renovating the Edwardian […]

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Oct 24, 2014

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Eastern Palliative Care Quilt Show

I’ll be trading at the Eastern Palliative Care Quilt Show this Friday and Saturday. So come along and join us. View the beautiful quilts, have a cuppa and scones with friends, do a bit of  retail therapy and help raise some funds for this very worthwhile cause.   Don’t forget to enter the raffle for […]

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Oct 16, 2014

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Inspired by Antique Quilts Exhibition

Mark it in your diary… Inspired by Antique Quilts Exhibition at Quilts in the Barn, 10th – 12th October. In the quilting community there are many individuals and groups who do wonderful things for others. One of the wonderful things I always like going to is the Quilts in the Barn Exhibition. It’s an annual […]

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Sep 23, 2014

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Quilting and Community

Quilting and Community … they often go hand-in-hand. It’s great how we quilters can use our love of quilting to make a difference in the wider community. There are many examples where quilting and community come together, from making charity quilts to quilters organising amazing fundraising events and here’s a great one to invite all your quilting […]

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Sep 2, 2014

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So that is where the first half of the month went

So that is where the first half of the month went… a day in the country, a quilt gathering, an open studio and a pot of paint. Quite a busy few weeks, here’s a catch up post. The first weekend of August saw Fran and I head to Castlemaine to spend the day stitching with the […]

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Aug 24, 2014

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Dear Jenny

A few months ago a quilting friend called me to ask if she could send Jenny along to the Studio. Jenny, a beginner quilter, was having trouble with a block-of-the-month quilting project and needed some help. Sure I said, not asking anymore questions. Jenny walked in the door with the Dear Jane book under her […]

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Quilting diary dates

A couple of quilting diary dates for August you may be interested in. With our big quilting events, the Australasian Quilting Convention and Victorian Quilters Showcase Exhibition, now over for another year I’d hoped to get back to pattern writing which for the first half of this year seemed to have been side-lined. Unfortunately so […]

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Jul 15, 2014

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Showcase Exhibition 2014

Showcase Exhibition 2014

The Victorian Quilters Showcase Exhibition 2014 and Quilt & Craft Fair. Well, it’s been and gone for another year and what a show of wonderful quilts it was. Congratulations to all who entered, volunteered and sponsored this great event. This year I was thrilled to be a sponsor of this wonderful event. Made Studio Textiles […]

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Jun 29, 2014

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Quilt Esprit de Corps

Last night I attended the Quilt Esprit de Corps dinner and drawing of the winner of this amazing quilt. It was one of those ‘a seed was sewn’ stories and boy what an ending! It started in early 2012, Rose Piper and Robyn Falloon gathered together a group of fellow quilters to create an incredible […]

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Jun 6, 2014

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in: Chat, Events & Exhibitions

Quilt Study Group day

We had a very informative Quilt Study Group day at the the Studio last Sunday reviewing quilts from 1770-1830. Janet’s powerpoint presentation and explanation of how certain styles and variations pin point the period and location of origin was interesting, with lots of photos of quilts for us to see and compare. We were then […]

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Jun 4, 2014

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90 degree Hexagon & Square templates

One of those weeks… 90 degree Hexagon & Square templates…and a few extra unwanted angles on my car! I have had a lot of requests for the 90 degree hexagon & square templates and I’ve been trying my hardest to get them done and up on the website but it’s been one of those weeks, topped off […]

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May 24, 2014

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in: Chat, Templates & Techniques

Quilt Study Group of Victoria

Quilt Study Group of Victoria day at the Studio I’m pleased to be hosting a day at the Studio for the Quilt Study Group of Victoria on the 1st June, 10am – 4pm. Janet usually has some wonderful antique quilts and fabrics for us to admire along with stories of her latest finds, conferences and […]

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May 13, 2014

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WOW! What a weekend!

WOW! is all I can say. I was invited as a trader to the Australian Quilters Association Exhibition over the weekend and had a fantastic response to my templates and techniques. Thank you for all the positive and encouraging comments. Also, thank you to Kaye Hardman (President) and all the AQA ladies for making us […]

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Apr 7, 2014

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Esprit de Corps Quilt

A weekend of applique in Castlemaine

A great weekend of applique in Castlemaine. The exhibition of applique quilts by members of The Castlemaine Applique Group was certainly worth the drive up the highway, with a variety of stunning quilts from some very talented quilters. The historic Castlemaine Market Building proved a great venue, lots of natural light and plenty of space. Here’s […]

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Mar 17, 2014

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Back to quilting

After a little R & R it’s time to get back to quilting. We are half way through February and I don’t now where the last 2 months have gone. Well I do… Christmas, New Year, catching up with family and friends, too much food and wine, not enough sleep and exercise. Sound familiar? I […]

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Feb 19, 2014

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in: Chat, Studio News