My love of quilting started very young when I was only 13 at High School. A Textile class where my teacher started us quilting making first a quilted oven mit then the journey of English Paper Piecing hexagons. My dad created two templates from metal for me to trace both my fabric shapes and card templates and I used my Grandmother’s huge stash of dressmaking fabrics to cut all my hexagons from.
This has never been finished, though worked on a couple of times over the years.
The next attempt at quilting was in 1991 when I signed up at a local TAFE college for 2 terms to learn all the basics of quilting. I made my first Queen sized sampler quilt over 8 months of non-stop stitching by hand. I was hooked!
- How to Draft my own patterns
- Paper templates
- English paper piecing by hand
- American hand piecing
- Hand applique – needleturn, freezer paper applique, fusible applique, reverse applique and more
- Transfer quilting designs
- Hand quilting with a hoop
This hobby is now a very solid one with much, much more to come that I had never dreamed possible!
Stay tuned for more…