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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

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

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

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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