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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

The Perfect Quilter

If you’re perfect you will have re-arranged your sewing studio into the optimum ‘mission control for quilting’ by now. You will know where all your tools are and how to access them easily. All your fabric will not only be colour-coded but will also be systematically sorted into sizes and shapes based on an algorithm that you would have worked out in your scheduled downtime. Your embellishments will also be categorised according to colour and… Continue Reading

2016 – It’s a wrap

Well that was 2016 – went quickly didn’t it? Remember I promised to show you some of the projects the clever Apatcheez finished last year but which didn’t fit into the last post? Well here they are. Make yourself a cuppa and sit down because there’s quite a list – First up are the Tasmanians. You might recall that two ladies in particular had taken to vinyl mesh and were sewing up a storm. There… Continue Reading

Double Gold!

All classes and some remote Apatcheez have been very busy making and finishing lots of projects but this post I wanted to show you the ‘Nature’ challenge entries. We had a record 17 entries and, since a picture paints a thousand words here are the photos of these wonderful entries. In no particular order: Lynette’s butterflies – Pat’s asymmetrical depiction of the four seasons – Suzanne’s very amusing testament to the unfinished – Robyne’s very sweet… Continue Reading

The Evening Class Strikes Back

Not so long ago in the Apatchy galaxy which is really quite close…………….. After the rebel evening class have been brutally overpowered by the sheer number of finished projects by the Wednesday-morning-class, a new threat arises. Sharyn has a new sewing table and is keen to create more quilts and Margaret is close to finishing several projects. As they and the rest of the Wednesdays attempt to rule the quilting galaxy, only a few can stop… Continue Reading

What’s On at Apatchy and an Episode of the Sharyn Show

Well the dust has settled and my 15 minutes of fame has passed so we can now get back to the business of creating beautiful things and having fun – not necessarily in that order. First the fun – there are three events coming up. For those who have been in a cupboard for the past month – the Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday 1st November. To commemorate the event we will be… Continue Reading

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