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Spring Fever is Wild

Spring has certainly started off well here in Brissie with blue skies and sunny days. The postman must be feeling it too – because look what arrived today! The aptly-names ‘Spring Fever’ is Jane Sassaman’s latest collection. She is well-known for over-sized leaves and flowers and this range goes all out to boost spirits with its fresh colours and energetic patterns. Did I mention that there is another colourway too –  I have literally just… Continue Reading

A challenge for you

After the ups and downs of the past couple of weeks you might like to see some photos of the wonderful projects the Apatcheez have made. And there might be a challenge announcement somewhere in here too. Now it’s been a while since you saw photos so prepare yourself –  Firstly Esther, who lives in Denmark, finished her version of The Edwardian House and made it sing with the bright fabric choices. Esther has a great… Continue Reading

Heather’s Memorial Service

I just wanted to let you know that Heather‘s daughter Tanya has contacted me and advised that there will be a memorial service held for her mum at 3.00pm on Thursday the 24 August at Albany Creek Memorial Gardens, 400 Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs. I’m sure I will see many of you at classes over the next two days but I wanted to let you know prior to that so you could flag the date and time.

Sad News

 Many of you will be shocked and saddened to hear that our lovely sewing sister Heather Hardy passed away today after suffering a heart attack on Friday. It is hard to believe that we won’t see Heather’s smiling face again. She had eyes that lit up with laughter. She was a great friend to Apatchy Quilting and had been here from the beginning.  As well she was a friend to many at Apatchy and was… Continue Reading

Bowie on Parade

Hello everyone. Long time no hear. I almost had a post ready last week when the computer screen went black. It was returned to me today and apparently there was no fault – it must have wanted the weekend off. Anyway I am not quite ready with the next post but wanted to share some news with you all, especially as I won’t see the Wednesday girls tomorrow because of the public holiday here. So……. Continue Reading

Winter is for Quilting

Although we don’t care too much about the weather, June in Brisbane is always a great time to get stuck into a project and to start to work on that winter quilting programme. The fierce heat of summer is but a memory and the cooler weather starts to seep in. Sure we don’t see the beautiful snowy landscapes that a colder climate might enjoy, but as soon as the thermometer dips below 240 you see… Continue Reading

April = Awesome

April is always a good month for quilting here in Brisbane because the temperatures finally start to cool after the furnace of summer. It’s often the time when many new fabric ranges are unveiled and also it’s a great time to have a quilt show. This April we have the lot. As the cooler weather started the postman became very busy carrying in large boxes of fabrics. One that I wanted to show you is… Continue Reading

‘C’ is for Creativity

Our craft is a very creative pastime. There are many opportunities, from designing a project through to working out the various components and then of course to the final quilting where you can put your own stamp on things. Sometimes your mind takes you exactly where you want to go and you can bring everything together into a unified project. Sometimes your sewjo just isn’t there and you can’t seem to focus.  Or you can… Continue Reading

News from the frontline

Fame is all very well but it does mean you have extra work to do. I found this out after the success of the Bowie Quilt. I mentioned in the last blog that he had managed to score a front page position and two-page spread in the latest Down Under Quilts magazine and I believe this particular issue sold out in many newsagents around Brisbane. One of my friends had to travel to Buderim to… Continue Reading

Front page news

It’s been a big week at Apatchy Quilting. One of the major items to report is that I made the front page of the latest issue of Down Under quilts magazine! That is to say my quilt has made the front page – see there in the bottom left – And not only that but inside there is a two page spread – yes two pages – on the making of what has become known… Continue Reading

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