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Another week in paradise

Weeks are flying by as we all react to these changing circumstances in our own way. Some silly people are cleaning out their cupboards but most of the Apatcheez are taking advantage of the time by finishing off their UFO’s or perhaps starting new projects. Many have been shared on social media. For those that don’t have Facebook or other platforms I thought you might like to have a look at some of the recent… Continue Reading

Staying Sane

We are living in a time for which quilters have spent decades preparing themselves. Finally that massive stash can be utilised for your mental health. This is the new normal. I won’t add too much more noise about coronavirus as there seems to be enough of that around at the moment. Almost every email I receive tells me about safety restrictions or closures or both. This beast is putting a lot of businesses to the… 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

UFO of the Month

Hello everyone   I hope you’re enjoying your easter break and getting stuck into that sewing. We have a new month and so a new UFO to work on. Ger out your list and check last month’s progress off because this month the progress will be on UFO number…… Yes it’s number 8 – so you have a month to sink that project – and two more days of full time sewing to get a… Continue Reading

…and the UFO to work on this month is…

Yes another month has gone by and hopefully you are well into last month’s project. If not you’ll have to work on it at the same time as this next one. Many of the Apatcheez have organised their UFO’s into a list and are working their way through that list – have a look here at this blog post if you’re not sure what I mean. The new number has been drawn but before I tell you… 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

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

‘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

Breaking the drought

I gather you haven’t appreciated the silence over the past month. Sometimes you can either do things or write about it – this past month has been the former. And the Apatcheez haven’t been left behind. Here’s what they’ve been up to: Teresa finished a large project… and a small one… Suzanne’s sashiko proved difficult to photograph at its best Susan finished her magnificent hexagon quilt that has been slowly coming together this year. This… Continue Reading

Queen’s birthday weekend

Having a lovely time this weekend doing all things quilty. After spending weeks trying to get my new website up and running I put that all aside this weekend. A free evening on Friday (just me and the muts) inspired me to try to finish one of my UFOs – a souvenir from Strasbourg at Christmas – and indeed I did manage to complete the entire project – a sewing machine cover – by Sunday… Continue Reading

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