Monthly Archives: August 2010

Jane Austen’s Sampler & a family connection.

Did you know Jane Austen stitched a sampler? The sampler is clearly dated 1797, although, I have recently read that it it is believed, in some quarters ,that the real date was 1787 which would have made Jane 12 when … Continue reading

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Louisa May Alcott ‘Ode to Louisa’.

Australia’s Homespun Magazine, has included one of my quilts in its current issue ,Vol. 11 No 8. My quilt ‘Ode to Louisa –  & The Little Women of Orchard House’was inspired by the story of  ‘Little Women’ . The floral … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Coverlet & The Welsh Quilt Connection.

When I Purchased two years ago a book called ‘Quilted Planet by Celia Eddy’ imagine my stunned delight as a came across a Quilt on page 86 . This quilt is a one of Jen Jones Welsh Quilts Collection. Because I … Continue reading

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V & A Quilt Exhibition. Hidden Treasures, Untold Stories.

The 4th of August brought the close of the V & A quilts 1700-2010. How lovely it would have been to be able to attend. If I lived in the UK I’m sure I would have been several times. But, … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Quilt Centre Panel

I have found this great fabric piece which is the perfect size print for the Quilt Centre. It is called ‘Back Home Again’ designed by Kaye England. We have a few of these available from our ‘Store’ On this website, … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Quilt Pattern .

The Pattern is available for purchase from the ‘Store’ on this website.

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Hexagon Doll quilt

I love hexagons, and hand piecing, and English Paper peicing. This little quilt encompasses them all. The little hexagons are 1 1/4″ across. Small and cute. It is yet to have its border attached.

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Blessed Mother Mary MacKillop

Australia is this year, to have its first Saint Canonised. Mary MacKillop[founded the Order of Josephite nuns in Australia. She is one of my ‘Inspiring Women’ . As a primary school student I attended a school run by Josephite Nuns … Continue reading

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