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A pink crazy quilt block completed for the stitch sampler quilt

Over the Easter break I completed a pink crazy quilt block for my sampler quilt. The idea behind this quilt initially was to experiment with different stitch combinations as applied to crazy quilting which I am doing – after a fashion. I am resorting to stitch combinations that are old favourites. As …

January Fabric Postcard

My January fabric postcard  is a response to living in Canberra the ‘bush capital’ and my first attempt at a fabric postcard. When ever you walk in the Australian bush the ground is covered in twigs leaves, bits and pieces of organic matter that provide homes for a rich insect …

Sunbury Millennium Embroidery

Large collaborative community textile projects are always exciting to discover. I love to see the way people represent themselves in thread. Sunbury Millennium embroidery is an great example of what can be done. The project was conceived by David Brown and designed by John Stamp. Stitched by 140 people the …

New pathways into Quilt History – Antique quilt and textile dating

Put aside a couple of hours to visit the New pathways into Quilt History – Antique quilt and textile dating site as it houses a treasure trove of information on quilts, their history, the social role they play, dating them, and the fabrics used particularly printed cottons from 1700 to …

Can-bra images from the First National Crazy Quilt Retreat are now online

Literally minutes ago I loaded the Can – Bra photographs taken by Melody Lord at the retreat for all to see. Attendees at the First National Crazy Quilt Retreat in October 2004 were invited to decorate a bra in order to raise funds for Breast cancer research. A bra parade …

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