Quilts as we know them, have been made in Australia since the arrival of the First Fleet. The surge of popularity we are experiencing today, began about twenty years ago, partly under the influence of the resurgence of quilt making in the USA at the time of their Bicentenary.

The designs and the techniques of quilt making have been passed from one generation to another, from friend to a friend or a teacher to a student. In the old days, someone would share a pattern and show how to sew the pieces together. When the top was complete, friends would get together and baste the patchwork to its batting and backing, ready for the final step of quilting.

Some quilts were hand quilted with tiny stitches worked through all three layers: others were joined with the much quicker method of tying, holding the layers together with knots of thread: and some were simply backed, with neither batting nor quilting. Quilt making today has changed greatly: books and magazines constantly produce new designs, and new techniques for construction have been introduced.

And now, welcome to the ultimate Quilt making website: Quiltmaking.com is dedicated to quilt makers from first time starters to professionals and teachers. Over the pages of this site you will find many things to assist you in your hobby or profession of quilt making. We hope you enjoy it and I welcome your feedback and suggestions for improving or adding to the website - please feel free to contact me by email at the address below.

Meanwhile - have fun quilting!

Sandra Edwards

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CLASSES

Have fun, meet new friends, learn new skills. See full details of our courses on the buttons on the left:

  • Beginners classes
  • Teachers Conferences & professional development
  • Quilter's retreats
  • Quilting machine operators
  • One and two day classes

 


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Tel: 61 2 9890 1816
Email: info@patchworkquilting.com
ABN: 96 418 687 409

 

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