Merry Christmas!




A few of my Christmas quilts designs for this year.

Above is Christmas Grandeur and below is

Christmas by Moonlight.




The last one is Christmas Spirit.


Best Wishes to all for a happy & safe Christmas.


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Some of my classes/workshops that are coming in the near future:-

August- Baltimore Garden, if you love applique & 3D flowers then this is for you.

Contact Sonia or Debbie at The Sewing Bee Cafe for details.


Baltimore Garden BOM


August- Winter Blooms also with applique & 3D flowers. A two day

class at Lily Lane. Contact Jennifer for more details.


Winter Blooms Sept2015aa


September- Steel Dahlia, mostly machine piecing with some applique.

Contact Maureen at Palm Beach Quilting for more details.




Would love to see you at any of the above classes/workshops.

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Allietare Mystery!


Allietare 4a

The pieces for Allietare Mystery Quilt part 4 are almost cut out.

Starting to fall behind, although now that Christmas is over for another year

I can get back to the sewing machine.

You can view what others are doing in their mystery quilts here.


Palm Beach Quilting a

This is what I have been working on. The quilting is now finished

and the binding machine stitched on, just the hand stitching

to do at night while watching TV with the family.

Kits for this quilt will be available in the New Year.


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Quilt Showcase!

Last weekend was Melbourne’s annual

Quilt & Craft Fair and as always the Quilt Showcase Exhibition.

I was honoured to be invited by the

Applique Guild of Australia,

(one of the Member Groups being profiled)

to display my

‘Roses to Di for’ quilt.


01 Roses-To-Di-For (BOM)


I also entered my ‘Steel Dahlia’ quilt into Showcase.

And to my absolute surprise and delight I received a

‘Judges Commendation Award’.


Steel Dahlia-Judges Commendation Award


Steel Dahlia


Patterns, kits & B.O.M.s for both quilts are still available at

Palm Beach Quilting.

Quilt Showcase winners and their respective awards can be seen here & here.


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Classes & Sales!


Some photos from the lovely ladies of the continuing

Baltimore Garden class at Palm Beach Quilting.


Baltimore Garden Mth 11a


Baltimore Garden Mth 11b


Baltimore Garden Mth 11c


Call in and grab a bargain at the end of financial year sale,

starting tomorrow. Maybe I’ll see you there.


Palm Beach Sale 6-15


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A.Q.C. opened today and Palm Beach Quilting is there for the first time.

Lots of new items including my new Block of the Month

Steel Dahlia.


AQC 2015a


Steel Dahlia a



Much time has been spent over the last few weeks

in preparation for the show, cutting kits and BOM packs.


Steel Dahlia BOM


I am also tutoring a Make & Take class,

3D flowers on a very handy bag.


Make & Take


Hope to see you at the show. Open till Sunday.


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Happy Fabric Frolicking!


This week I visited a couple of patchwork shops,

to restock them with my patterns before the

Fabric Frolic starts. Checked out some of the prizes,

there are going to be some very lucky people.


Fabric Frolic 2015


First shop I headed to The Patchwork Tea House.

Always love the drive there, as I take the scenic route

it takes a little longer but is worth it. It rained all the way,

something special about the Aussie bush when it rains

with the smell of the eucalypts and the beautiful tree ferns.


Fabric Frolic 15b


Fabric Frolic 15a


The Patchwork Tea House is well known for their

Devonshire Teas, a must have if you visit.


Fabric Frolic 15e


Fabric Frolic 15c


So much to look at

and new for this visit are the batiks.


Fabric Frolic 15d


Fabric Frolic 15f


Second stop was to Palm Beach Quilting,

also part of the Fabric Frolic.


Fabric Frolic 15j


Fabric Frolic 15k


Not only to restock my patterns and templates

but to drop off sample to showcase  a new range of fabrics.


Fabric Frolic 15l


Happy Fabric Frolicking for those

partaking in the festivites.



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Award Winning Textile Artist!


Saturday was the Christmas breakup at

Palm Beach Quilting. Among the many customers and friends

was International Award Winning Textile Artist Deb Layt,

with some show and tell.

Just a few pics of what we got to see.


Deb Layt c


Deb Layt a


A couple of close -ups to see the amazing quilting.


Deb Layt b


Deb Layt d


Deb Layt e


Deb Layt f


This last quilt was only allowed to photograph a portion

as it has not completed and will probably be entered into a show.


Deb Layt g


It was lovely to meet Deb, and to appreciate other designers work.

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AMQ Festival!


For many, many months Maureen from

Palm Beach Quilting and I have been collaborating

on one of many projects we hope to work on together.

This one is for release at the AMQ Festival in Adelaide.

Much time has been spent pouring over

my library of quilt designs, fabric swatches and colour cards.


Shimmering Stars a


Shimmering Stars b


Shimmering Stars c


Shimmering Stars 2


Bolts of fabric were ordered and soon began to arrive.


Shimmering Stars g


Shimmering Stars f


I spent many nights completing this new design and

have now handed it to Maureen to quilt

(which as writing this, have heard the quilting is completed)

and bind before I get to

photograph it for the new pattern.

Just a small snippet of a corner before its release later this month.


Shimmering Stars h

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