Wednesday, September 30, 2009
You can see from this selection of fabrics that variations in colour, width, texture, pattern within the stripes and even using fabrics with vaguely linear prints that are a long way from standard stripes opens up design options. The fabrics are folded to indicate just one way in which each could form a magic squares block:
They have just started an AMQA blog, to showcase the award winners from the recent exhibition. If you want to see more, a CD of high resolution photos and close-ups of all 250 entries is in production.
Links to both sites are now in the right hand column of this blog.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Patchwork and Primitives
02 9958 8766
4 Laurel St, Willoughby 2068
(note this is Natalie's house, it is not a shopfront)
They are currently working on a series of quilts using the "magic squares" technique from a workshop they attended together. Their quilt series is exploring various layout of the block, and the possibilities of striped fabric of different design - three domensional patterns from a relatively simple block (as long you are meticulous with the stripe matching mitering).
Dina's card trick - it's all in the choice of cuts from the fabric, the number of pieces selected to construct the blocks, their orientation, the thoughtful use of design wall or space to experiment with layouts, and choosing interesting stripes to begin with.
Jane and Dina admit to currently having 14 collaborative quilts in the forward schedule - that does of course include some shopping too!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Leah Day is an enterprising young quilter challenging herself to come up with a new free motion quilting "filler" idea every day for a year. She documents her progress in her blog, 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs including photos, a discussion of how each design came about and how it might be used, photos of examples, and embedded video clips of how to do it! How generous is that? She's up to day 28, so there's lots to come.
Her website, Day Style Designs (www.daystyledesigns.com/) is also worth exploring - love the Food Quilt (www.daystyledesigns.com/foodquilt.htm#food) in her gallery!
Southern Cross Quilters is an Australian-New Zealand online quilting "guild" with a membership of over 2000 - visit the SCQuilters home page to see the wide range of activities that SCQuilters participate in, in addition to the email list. The email list operates as a Yahoo group, from here.
My apologies for the corruption of links that sometimes occurs in this blog - they are typed or copies intact and during the publishing process, Blogger sometimes "decides" to insert "www.blogger.com" into them, and then your browser can't find the page. You can work around it by amending the link in your browser, but I will continue to look for a solution to this annoying glitch - Jill
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday 14th September at 1.30pm
St Matthews Anglican Church
2 Eppleston Place, West Pymble
There will be many tributes to Narelle - Erica Spinks's is here.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Email your photo to email@example.com and we'll see how many different fabrics we absolutely love, and post them here to inspire others. If you can't pick just one, email as many as you like.
You can include your name or not, whichever you prefer.
A Change in the Weather is a virtual exhibition of quilts based on the theme of climate change, made by members of ‘Tippys-Mob’, an online quilt group from Australia and New Zealand. You will find some familiar names amongst the artists. It is the first cyber exhibition presented by the Quilt Gallery.co.nz
Details for The New Quilt 2010 exhibition, and the call for entries are available from the Quilter's Guild of NSW blog, Template Free Note that the exhibition date is later than usual. The Manly Art Gallery and Museum is in a gorgeous spot on Little Manly Cove, and the New Quilt exhibition is always interesting. One for the diary.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
This article from The Guardian mentions that The Rajah Quilt will be included, on loan. It also warns that " ..... this will not be a show aimed at grandmas or Women's Institutes. Curators at the museum, in South Kensington, London, believe it will inspire the nation to get quilting."
Friday, September 4, 2009
Heather has recently moved house, and unearthed a box of hexagons she made in Canada about 30 years ago .....
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Tuesday night group is making a 9 1/2" block featuring "my favourite thing" on a pastel coloured background. The blocks will be put together into a community quilt suitable for a child.
Of course, anyone can contribute to either challenge. Both are due to be completed by the Christmas party.