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Welcome to 2019 and don’t forget the red underwear!
Welcome to 2019 at Apatchy Quilting! As usual we are very warm here in Brisbane and the air conditioners are cranked up to give us some relief – which then gives us a perfect sewing environment! I have many projects on the ‘to-be-done’ list and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into them after having a hiatus from sewing for many weeks. We spent over five weeks in Europe – Luvvy and I escorting our… Continue Reading
I’m All Shook Up
Ok the big news first…shameless self-promotion follows….. as you know I was asked to make an Elvis quilt for inclusion in the book ‘Inspired by Elvis’. This quilt was finished and sent off to the other side of the world in December 2016 but I wasn’t allowed to shown anyone until the book was published. So the first news is that the book has been published and is available on Booktopia or from Angus and… Continue Reading
Another UFO down
It was great to see so many people at classes this week including a couple of new faces. Everyone was very busy on their projects and many took my advice from the last blog post and tried to organise their UFO list for the year. Rather than wait for the APQ site to determine our fate we decided, at the Wednesday class, to draw our own monthly numbers (and get the jump on America by 24 hours!)…. Continue Reading
Super Summer Sale!
I mentioned in the last blog that, if you had trouble organising your UFO’s for this year you might like to join the 2018 APQ Challenge. The idea is that you number your UFOs from one to twelve. (If you have more than twelve you may need additional help – try adding more than one project to each number but remember that you have to work on more than one project each month if you do… Continue Reading
Welcome to 2018!
Welcome to 2018 at Apatchy Quilting! I guess everyone has taken Christmas down and the lights have been packed away for another year and those of us who have school-age children are getting organised for back-to-school. In Brisbane we have been sweltering while our stitching sisters in the northern hemisphere have been freezing their proverbials. This means that it’s a great time to turn on the air con (or heater if you’re in the northern hemisphere)… 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
‘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