See me in Australian Patchwork and Quilting.

5 08 2013

It has been a long time since I have had a quilt published in a magazine.  As a general rule, I don’t have time to make, write up and submit magazine articles.  However, I have set some new goals, one of which is about increasing my contributions here and overseas.  This is the first.  Australian Patchwork and Quilting Vol 22 No 11, page 106.


What do you think?


A Quilting Arts Gift Challenge – Make a Tag

27 04 2013

Quilting Arts Gift are running a challenge.  You need to make a gift tag.

Here is the link:

Or you can download a pdf of all the details here:  QAGifts_GiftTagChallenge2013


3 Day Sale on Books and Magazines at Unique Stitching.

24 02 2012


this is a very very quick note.

Over the next few weeks I have a heap of new products coming and I simply don’t have the space, so I want to clear out some books and magazines. I am going to keep it really simple. All books and magazines currently in stock, including magazine subscriptions, will be 20% off from now until midnight Monday 27 February. If you already subscribe with me and want to take advantage of this amazing saving, I can extend your existing subscription. If you subscribe through someone else, you can nominate the edition you would like to start from. Just go to the website and click on Books or Magazines to see what is available.

We have a large range of fabulous books covering the traditional to the very very contemporary. Our magazines include Quilting Arts (QA); Cloth Paper Scissors (CPS); CPS Studios; Stitch; and specialist magazines such as Stitch, QA and CPS Gift; CPS Pages; and International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene.

Magazines include free postage within Australia.

You need to use a discount code at the point of checkout and that code is book.

I hope I will see you at Rosehill NSW between March 8-11 or AQC in Melbourne 12-15 April.


Quilting Arts is on the web and I have added my Jan/Feb news

28 01 2012

I got the new Quilting Arts a couple of days ago, but it has taken me a bit to get it on the web and the subscriptions out.  I love this edition.  Some of my favourite people are in it: Jane DaVila, Judy Coates Perez, Jane LaFazio, Susan Brubaker Knapp, and Kathy York.  Not to mention a fabulous article on the 12 by 12 quilts with Brenda Gail Smith.  Love it.

And this is the news that will be going in mail orders for the rest of this month and February.  I thought you might like to have a look.  I will start loading these on the blog as I prepare them.  News from Unique Stitching January

Farewell FiberArts

4 07 2011

It is always with disappointment we say goodbye to an institution.  The current FiberArts magazine is the last.  Having spent some time looking at this mag, this edition is the best in a long time.  So sad.  For those of you with subscriptions, you will get a letter in you post out, but I have very limited numbers of the last three editions.

here is the last cover.  It could well turn out to be a collectable.

101 Patchwork Projects and Summer Stitch are here

6 04 2011

I came home to a mountain of magazines today. Both the brand new, never seen before 101 Patchwork Projects and Quilts and the latest Stitch magazine – Summer 2011 are here. 

This is a really interesting magazine.  More a book than a mag, it has, as promised 101 projects.  You have to get to page 157 before you find a quilt.  If you ever wanted to make something that is not a quilt, this is for you.  In the 192 pages, the are projects are sorted by type:  Gifts; Personal items; home decor; Dining room; studio; quilts; kids and pets.  The index runs to four pages!  This is jam packed with small, achievable projects that friends and family can use.  It is sensational for a library of gift ideas.  For those of you still making things for fetes and fund raisers, you can’t go past it.  If you are looking for fresh funky quilts, this is not for you.  I will be very interested in your feedback. 

The latest Stitch magazine is, as always, fantastic.  This feature focuses on the use of colour.  The Spice Road segment is my favourite, but I love strong bold colours used unpredictably. 

Both magazines will be at AQC next week and will be on the webisite tomorrow at

April May Quilting Arts is here and 101 Patchwork Projects and Quilts is on its way

26 03 2011


the new QA magazine arrived late yesterday.  Subscriptions will be in the post by Monday.  It is focused on projects inspired from nature.  The cover is shown above.

Interweave have a new magazine, which is a one off enormous patchwork issue.  Entitled 101 Patchwork Projects and Quilts, more like a book than a magazine, it is just under 200 pages of fun, funky, fresh patchwork projects – everything from coats for you pets, vases, household items, garments and accessories and of course some quilts.  These are due for delivery towards the end of this month and look to be sensational.