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Apatcheez Win!

Hello everyone First the big news – two of the Apatcheez have won prizes in the Queensland Quilters’ Show –  Big congratulations to Robyne for first prize in her category with her ballerina quilt – now you might remember that I told you it was a prize-winning quilt in a previous post  Here’s the quilt again –  and here’s Robyne accepting her prize (thanks for the photo Jane) Naturally there was an Apatcheez cheer squad in force. … Continue Reading

Challenge Accepted

As you know it was Apatchy Quilting’s 10th birthday last month and we certainly celebrated in style. Before I show you the amazing creations for the challenge let me show you what’s been happening in the classes. Naturally there are new quilts for show and tell and here they are –  Jane has become an expert at making these peanut cushions, so much so that she receives numerous requests. This was a more masculine version… Continue Reading

Long days, short years

Another month has passed us by and I hope you achieved a lot on your UFO number 8. Personally I was still working on the previous month’s project but I am making headway – albeit slowly. I have much to share with you this month as the Apatcheez have been their usual prolific selves – an inspiration that’s for sure. Our classes have been a little quite lately because many are off on holidays and… 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

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

Welcome Spring

It has been a warm start to the season for those of us in Brisbane – perfect weather for a quilt show in fact and as it happens there is an excellent event on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday – the Laidley Spring Festival. The good people of Laidley will be out in force because the whole town gets behind this festival and there is lots to see – from the flower show to the street parade… Continue Reading

Travel, Shows and Celebrations

A lot can happen in three weeks. Sometimes you stay put and sometimes you get out. It was that kind of time this month.  First there was a trip to Warwick for the Jumpers and Jazz Festival – where everything, whether it moves or not, is wrapped in wool Then there was a visit to Vanuatu where the sun almost always shines and photos look like they’re fake (but aren’t) Where the flowers are as… Continue Reading

Best of the Best quilts in Melbourne

A little tardy I know but here is some eye candy – some of the inspirational quilts from AQC in Melbourne:- Firstly – from the ‘Paws and Whiskers’ competition… And while we’re in the animal world – have a look at visiting tutor Susan Carlson’s work – Dingo Dreaming…. and the AMAZING Stevie – Crocodylus Smylus – 20 foot long… There was a display of red and white quilts from Sydney – I don’t think I’ve… Continue Reading

Boonah Show wrap up

Thanks to everyone who came to Boonah to say hello at the quilt show on the weekend. Jan and I had a great time and were really inspired with many of the quilts in the show. Of course I did take a photo or two so prepare to be quilt-bombed!! Wonderful aren’t they? Lots of colour this year which seems to be the trend in the quilting world. And in the Apatcheez world there was… Continue Reading

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