Did you miss my article about QuiltNSW President, Megan Manwaring? Now you can read it online for free!
I was fortunate to interview two quilters for issue 85 of Quilters Companion magazine. Two – double the fun! Christine Lethlean has a fabulous studio in rural Victoria, where she is creatively resourceful. I am always thrilled to peek into another quilter’s creative space – it’s that inner sticky-beak in me! My second article is about Rachaeldaisy, […]
In the current issue of Quilters Companion, I have the privilege of sharing Deidre Bond-Abel’s story of how her long-held dreams are coming to life. Just look at the view through that window! Deirdre’s business, Hat Creek Quilts, is based in Tasmania where she works while surrounded by inspirational countryside. Once again, I was fortunate to have a […]
Every day for the past few weeks, I’ve been unpicking the machine quilting on a friend’s quilt. It was stitched so poorly by a commercial quilter that my friend knew she couldn’t tolerate it. I offered to unpick it for her and so, armed with my trusty seam ripper and magnifying glasses, I started. It […]
It’s always a privilege to write about quilters’ studios. I think we can learn from the ways other creative people set up their work spaces; we can see how they organise their materials and consider whether some of their ideas may suit our own studios. For issue 83 of Quilters Companion magazine, I had the pleasure of […]
For issue 82 of Quilters Companion magazine, I was fortunate to share with readers a peek of Prue Noonan’s textile studio. Writing about other quilters’ studios is always a privilege. I love learning about how they are set up and how materials are stored. Best of all, I enjoy describing the ways a quilter uses her space […]
The title was started in 1969 by Bonnie and George Leman. Think of how much has happened in the magazine and publishing world since then! It’s a tribute to this magazine that it has survived for so long. I still remember the first time I discovered Quilters Newsletter. It was about 1982, when I was working […]
My writing for Quilters Companion magazine during the past year has allowed me to take peeks into the creative habits and workspaces of some fabulous Australian textile artists and quilt makers. It’s such a privilege! Just like peering through a window, I catch glimpses of how these artists arrange their spaces and go about their creative work. […]
In the current issue of Quilters Companion, I was pleased to see Brenda Gael Smith’s fabulous studio – the one with the most stunning view over Copacabana beach. Envious much? You can now read this article online. I love hearing about how quilters set up their sewing spaces. So many different places and so many ways! […]
My first article for Quilters Companion Magazine is published in the current issue of Great Australian Quits (no. 6). For the article, I had the pleasure of interviewing author Claire Saxby about her latest children’s book, My Name is Lizzie Flynn.