20th Anniversary of the Quilt Study Group of Australia

In July, the Quilt Study Group of Australia will celebrate with 20th anniversary with a seminar at the Australian Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The event will take place on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 July and will feature key note speaker Di Ford, author of Primarily Quilts – 19th Century Inspirations. On the Monday, four quiltmakers will reveal their quilt collections.

Follow the blog: australianquiltstudygroups.blogspot.com for all the latest information. You can download a registration form from the blog or contact Liz Bonner at lizbonner@ozemail.com.au for a form.

For any other information about the event contact Karen Fail on 0425 202 838.

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The Sochi patchwork quilt

The winter Olympics in Sochi are in full swing and the competition is amazing. However, we here at Quilters Companion can’t help but notice the imagery on the banners around the events and even the competitor’s bibs. We reported back in QC#63 that organisers had adopted a creative design called the “Sochi Patchwork Quilt” – a mosaic of national designs from the various cultures and ethnicities of the Russian Federation – as the official look for Russia’s first winter Olympics. The design was incorporated in a range of Olympic features, including the uniforms worn by staff and volunteers and the tickets to each event. Souvenir apparel featuring gorgeous washes of bright colours in the classic diamond shape of traditional patchwork were also available for sale to the general public. The colours and patterns look amazing!

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New things to explore

I’ve had some fun playing with a new app this week called FLIPAGRAM. Check out my creation using the projects from the current issue (QC#65) at: http://fgr.am/f/J2GIpNMiYx Clare

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Crafty pursuits of a different nature

Every now and then we quilters have to put our creative talents to uses other than quilting. My most recent task has been to create a birthday cake for my son’s third birthday inspired by the Despicable Me movies. So here is my interpretation of a minion. Most importantly, the little boy in question LOVED his cake and thinks it would be most suitable also for his grandfather’s 70th birthday coming up next month. I’m not sure Grandad will agree . . . Clare

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Deadline day

Sitting here flat chat on the computer on deadline day for Modern Quilts #2 and I was disturbed by a great kerfuffle outside. I went out to discover a local wild duck had become confused by the glass balustrade and trapped on the back deck. After five minutes trying to herd her out into the open I finally caught her. No duck a l’orange though tonight, she is safely back with her mates and we are both recovering from the excitement. Clare

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Quilters Companion is now on WordPress

With the start of our WordPress site, we now have even more ways you can keep in touch with Quilters Companion magazine. Importantly, this will now be the place for our digital subscribers to locate digital pattern sheets.Image

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