Friendly Friday - Terry's New Thread

Friendly Friday - Terry's New Thread

Another week has flown by and it's time for Friendly Friday again!  Our guest this week is Terry of Terry's New Thread. Terry doesn't live too far away from me so we've actually met in person. I can say she's just as lovely in real life as she is in blog life.  Terry was recently asked if she was a traditional or modern quilter. She came up with the perfect answer - she's a Fusion Quilter.  That's my idea of quilting, throw it all in, a bit of the old, something new,  it all works as long as you're having fun. I'll be calling myself a Fusion Quilter if I get asked. Without further ado it's time for the interview...   Tell us a bit about yourself? I'm an Aussie by choice, I've spent all but the first 6wk of my 41 years of marriage in The Lucky Country. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 2 wonderful grand children. Born in the USA New England.  How long have you been quilting? I started quilting long bef

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Starry Hexies

Starry Hexies

Do you remember The Jetsons?   I couldn't help but think about the space age family this week, and their home full of amazing gadgets and clever robots, while in my own house...  Walter the robot vacuum cleaned our floors Doris dishwasher merrily washed the dishes, Hans the electric bread maker turned out a beautiful baked loaf, The Washing Machine ( who doesn't have a name) went round in circles cleaning our clothes for us.  Mike Rowave warmed up dinner.. The Fridge just stayed cool, hummimg away in the corner and My iPhone read me stories and played pod casts to entertain me.  And while all these lovely appliances where taking care of the house for me, it freed me up to do some Good Old Fashioned hand sewing.. Lots of pieced hexagons for The Springwood Quilt Show 2013 Raffle Quilt. The committee got together last week and we put all our hexagons together,  they look so wonderful ... skip over to the Springwood Quilt Show blo

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Friendly Friday- Marg from Sunshine? Paradise?

Friendly Friday- Marg from Sunshine? Paradise?

"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!!!".  I feel like The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland this week, running around looking at my watch.  Well, better late than never , so here we are with Friendly Friday!!! Yay!! This week our quilter extraordinaire ( and crochet carrot creator) is a fellow Aussie, Marg from Sunshine?Paradise? . Her blog is a real journey of sewing exploits, she tells it as it is with progess peeks, mistakes and successes. Marg has some very cute fur babies who get up to funny things, and she makes us jealous with her photos of sunshine because she lives in paradise.  Hi there Marg, tell us a bit about yourself?  I live in Queensland Australia. I moved here 13 years ago. I'm originally from Melbourne and I've been lucky enough to live in lots of beautiful places, including New Zealand and Singapore. I learnt to sew at school, and quite often sewed my own clothes. Living In NZ I found

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Friendly Friday- Sujata of The Root Connection

Friendly Friday- Sujata of The Root Connection

Happy Friday everyone!! Woohoo, doing the Friday dance!!! This week I'm so happy to feature Sujata of The Root Connection . Sujata is one of those people who makes me so thankful I discovered blogging. She inspires me and makes me smile. For those of you who know Sujata you'll enjoy getting to know her better and those who haven't seen her amazing quilts you're in for a treat!!! Tell us a bit about yourself?   Originally from India, I moved to the United States in 1986. I have always loved textiles. Growing up in such a diverse country has left quite an influence on me. I love any kind of crafts and any thing hand-made.   How long have you been quilting?  I took my first quilting class in 1992  but got addicted to the hobby after moving to Seattle in 1998. What enticed you to start quilting? Nothing glamorous... I am afraid. I don't know if it was limited bank balance or cooler Seattle weather and the need of cozy covers. Whether it

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Hunters Hill Quilter's Show 2012

Hunters Hill Quilter's Show 2012

This was a welcome sight on a cold windy day... The colourful patchwork welcome at the The Hunters Hill Quilters Biennaual Show.  I didn't take a lot of photos, there was just so much to see and enjoy, but here are just a few quilts that caught my eye. Stars Among the Strips by Marie Grove. Oak Leaves and Tulips by Beryl Roche is a copy of an 1880's quilt from the book 'Four Blocks' by Linda Carlson. Beryl made it without wadding, creating a lovely coverlet suitable for warm evenings. Periwinkle Confetti by Heather Watts (quilted by Nic Bridges) was wonderful. Great use of colour and occasional popping fussy cuts. It was HUGE at 94x 104 inches. I loved the quilted circles in Ohio Meadow  by Judy Simpson  Jenny Stitt's Don't Change the Yellow  was inspired by a Victorian quilt shown on Barbara Brackman's blog.  A highlight of the Hunters Hill Quilters show is the Wagga Room. For those of you that don't know W

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