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Avalon Quilt

Avalon Quilt

Some quilts, like the Avalon Quilt, are the quiet achievers of the quilt world. These quilts seem to be in no rush to get finished and will patiently wait for their turn to shine. They don’t care that it’s taken four years or that you’ve […]

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

For many decades, coconut ice has been a sweet treat that could always be found at school fetes, cake stalls and markets. In family kitchens across Australia, batches of this pink and white confection have been made many times. Not only is it quick and easy to make, inexpensive […]

Moon Shadow’s Magazine Debut

Moon Shadow’s Magazine Debut

It was exciting to receive the latest issue of Australian Patchwork & Quilting to see my Moon Shadow Quilt in it. It’s always thrilling to see one of my quilts in a magazine. This issue is great for those of us who like to stitch by […]

Pick-a-Posy

Pick-a-Posy

Every year at this time I am always amazed by our glorious spring garden.  It catches me off guard every year.  It is like I have never witnessed spring before. The blooms,  fragrance and beauty assault all my senses. One of the joys of a […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts  — just don’t tell my other quilts. The simplicity of the design made it […]

Moon Shadow Progress

Moon Shadow Progress

Sometimes I think I deliberately go slow when I am quilting. I’m not sure if it’s because I am prolonging the joy of hand quilting, or it’s because I can’t decide on what quilt pattern to do next. Either way, Moon Shadow is coming along […]

The Constant Thread Of My Life

The Constant Thread Of My Life

In July I will celebrate a big birthday. Believe it, or not, I am really looking forward to it.  The party invitations have been posted and I can’t wait to share the day with my family and friends.   This birthday is a milestone. As I reflect […]

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

  You may think that hand quilting is a dying art, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are many of us in the quilting world who continue this time-honoured tradition. Of course, we all love and appreciate the intricate detail of machine […]