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Thursday pow wow

The Apatcheez were very busy this week and several projects were begun after the finishes of the past two weeks. That means that I don’t have any finished quilts to show you. What I can show you are parts of ‘The Gallipoli Quilt’ by Lucy Carroll. Lucy was the guest artist at the recent Melbourne quilt convention. She is a veteran of the RAAF so has combined her love of quilting with personal experience to… Continue Reading

And the winner is….

Big news! Karen Kay Buckley has won Best of Show with her quilt ‘Majestic Mosaic‘ She is the designer of our Block of the Month Fiesta quilt     She is also recovering from heart surgery and we wish her all the best. Also recovering from surgery is my No. 1 son and I would like to thank everyone for the waves of positive energy we all received! Everything went well and he is “ticking… Continue Reading

Thursday Pow Wow

Another busy week for the Apatcheez and a couple of catch-up photos for you to enjoy. Last week Lynette finished this beauty and I omitted to put it in the blog: Also Cheryl, who is relatively new to Apatchy (welcome again Cheryl) sent me photos of her UFO conquests so far this year (Sharyn are you getting worried?). This lady is a steam engine when it comes to finishing projects – and they’re not small… Continue Reading

The Top 5 Quilting Trends

So knowing the Apatcheez want to be at the forefront of fashion and also want to know what’s ‘chic on the streets’, this post is dedicated to what’s trending in the quilting world. As you know I had to attend AQC in Melbourne for two full days to determine what’s hot and what’s not (tough life) as well as do extra research to bring you the most up-to-date ideas on colour and composition. So here’s… Continue Reading

Good golly I met Miss Molli!

Names, names names darling that’s what we have for you today. Over the past few days I have walked the halls of the Exhibition Building with the who’s who of Australian quilting. And I have the stories and the photos for you right here. Call me the patchwork paparazzi if you like. Lesa, my partner in crime and I have rubbed shoulders with everyone who’s anyone in the world of prairie points and here’s what… Continue Reading

Quilt Soup

Did you enjoy seeing all the True Blue quilts yesterday? Ready for more brilliant quilts? Ok well here’s a photo bomb session like no other. I tried to get a photo of the quilt as well as a photo of the detail. So here we go:- So there you have the B’s for best in Show and Brilliant design. Tomorrow we’ll do C for the Celebrities I met and D for the direction quilting seems… Continue Reading

Past and present glory

On a whim I decided to jet down to Melbourne for the AQC (Australian Quilt Convention), the bees knees of quilt shows in Australia. I had previously discounted the idea of going on the usual mundane grounds of cost and time. Then Luvvy said “why aren’t you going”? Why indeed I thought. So a few thousand frequent flyer points later and a quick hotel booking on wotif I found myself at the domestic terminal of… Continue Reading

Thursday pow wow

We had a lot of fun this week in the classes and managed to share tips from pinning to plumbing – now that’s quite a range of topics. And of course as usual the Apatcheez have been very busy again this week creating beautiful things.  Some have been ‘upcycled’ from the leftovers of other projects (I don’t like the term ‘scraps’ as it has connotations of discarded waste and fabric is never that.) One such… Continue Reading

Thursday pow wow

Ok well it’s actually Friday but let’s not be pedantic. The Apatcheez have been very busy this week – here’s what they’ve been up to: June made these purses as gifts for her travels when she jets off next week. Hope the recipients appreciate all that work! The purple fabric was the result of a long search and was eventually found in the surprise box when June won the lucky door prize – how’s that… Continue Reading

The Week That Was

Late again this week but so much to show you. The Hexie club is well underway and you saw the first two projects last week. This week we were able to see the first project from the sister program – the Appliqué Club – thanks to Sharyn’s efficiency. Sharyn also had time to make another little project with the leftovers and we were all impressed by her interesting label While we’re on the Sharyn Show… Continue Reading

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