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on: November 21, 2013, 12:32
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Hi everyone,
My name is Kel and I'm a 39 year old mum to three teenagers. I'm a homebody, prefer to stay in and stitch, and am Completely and Absolutely addicted to appliqué 😉
I live in Northern NSW, New England area. We have one quilt/dressmaking shop and I know nobody else who appliqués or is interested in Repro quilts.
Thank God for the internet!
I have a blog, http://www.alwaysapplique.blogspot.com.au, and wanted to join this guild to be part of something that stands for tradition and also something that I love and find great joy in.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to our Appliqué journey together.
All the best,
Kel

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on: November 21, 2013, 13:37
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Hi All
My name is Lynne and I am Mother to 2 boys both Uni Students and a husband who turned 50 and decided he wanted to be a Social worker so he is a Uni Student too. I am a stay at home Mum and the person who it seems at the moment feeds all :-).
I have been a quilter for 22 years and embrace all forms. At the moment I am predominantly a Repro Quilter and as we live with about 100 old sewing machines(my husbands collection) you could say our house has that old world look or is it museum.
I have in the past been a big machine applique fan but over the last 3 years have discovered the gentleness of hand applique and while I said I never would I now do and am thoroughly enjoying the process.
I live in down near the beach in the western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
I flew over for the inaugural meeting and had the best time meeting everyone especially those I had previously only known through blogs.
At the moment I am making Florence Peto's Calico Garden quilt in Libertys, but confess to having the Maltaville quilt on the go and the Civil War Bride quilt and I am making a machine applique quilt for a Uni Friend who has just had her baby.
Looking forward to talking with other happy appliquers
Cheers

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on: November 22, 2013, 08:15
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Hello ladies (I don't suppose we have any men yet!)

I think I will need some computer lessons before I do too much on this site! I'm not even sure if I am typing this in the correct place???

I've been quilting over fifteen years and began with naive pieces and buttonhole applique. I quickly became bored with that and moved onto machined pieced quilts because "I don't have time to make hand-pieced quilts". Then I started going to patchwork groups and needed to take hand-work...so, began my hand-piecing journey.

My first class was 'how to do applique in seven different ways' and this was the best class I've ever done because it introduced so many facets of the technique and I quickly found the method I loved and those I detested! Of course, there are probably another seven ways to do it now.

I have tried painting and colouring-in fabric to achieve the 'right' look, but I prefer to push my skill of fabric use (and my stash) and try to achieve the same result only using fabric. I have also made a contemporary piece and do greatly admire the quilts some people make, but I would have to say that I don't really have the skill to do these justice and prefer traditional quilting with a twist in colour/shade placement to add interest.

I've joined the group to get tips on quilt making, marking fabrics, tools, applique methods and to have fun with others who like to make quilts that are a little special that take longer than a weekend to produce. I live in Melbourne, but isolate myself with my family and work and laziness! I don't get out much, am hopeless with names (good with faces though) and this is the closest I will come to chit-chat on a computer because I have enough trouble keeping up with my emails. Oh yes, and I do hope to use my stash before I fertilise the vegies.

Straight stitches girls
Debbie.

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on: November 22, 2013, 11:37
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Hi Debbie, Lynne and Kelly, so glad you have all stopped by to say Hi and introduce yourselves, I'm sure more will follow soon.
My name is Margaret and I'm the President of The Applique Guild, and also the moderator (so far LOL) of the forum. I should say, well dare I say, I think I am computer savvy but I must confess I have not used a forum before so this part of it is new to me, and like Debbie I trust I am writing in the right place.
A bit about myself, I live in Central Victoria and I have been making quilts for just over 20 years and quiltmaking (either doing, planning or thinking) takes up a big chunk of my life. There is a bit left over for home life which consists of living in a country property (read lots of work) a husband, two adult children, one brand new grandchild and a cat.
Applique is something I really enjoy doing, and I enjoy taking my time with my applique quilts. Needle-turn is my preferred method but I do want to have a go at invisible machine applique and have a few books on the subject, just need to set aside a few days to work my way through the steps and experiment. I'll certainly share what I learn here as that's what this forum will be all about hopefully, sharing knowledge, success (and failures) with others who are interested.
I make mostly 18th and 19th c repro quilts, that's my passion and I enjoy designing and drafting my own blocks. But I do enjoy using Kaffe Fasset and other similar designers fabrics too, his colours and designs are so beautiful I just can't resist them and enjoy running up quick machine pieced quilts with them just so I can enjoy the fabrics.
Well that's probably enough about me,
but just to add that Kelly and Lynne I know from the Maltaville Album quilt BOM so there's a connection between the two of you. There are a couple of other Maltaville gals on the membership list so hopefully they wil pop up on the forum too.
happy stitching
Margaret

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on: November 23, 2013, 18:56
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Quote from Margaret Mew on November 22, 2013, 11:37
Hi Debbie, Lynne and Kelly,
but just to add that Kelly and Lynne I know from the Maltaville Album quilt BOM so there's a connection between the two of you.
Margaret

Margaret I did meet you on the day as well. My photograph is with Sue and Irene in the blog photo 🙂

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on: November 24, 2013, 20:55
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Hi All
I'm Irene and I'm the vice prez! I have been quilting for many years now and started designing my own quilts about four years ago. I LOVE needleturn applique and prefer to do that above all else! I am passionate about quilting, and that seems to be all I think about. I do a lot of "research" - which translated means I look up quilts/Pinterest/Museums in between my day job every day. I also make time to quilt every night. I am also a meditation teacher and find that quilting is sometimes very meditative for me. I look forward to interacting with as many of you as I can and hope to see many of you at our AGM on 22 February in Melbourne.

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on: November 29, 2013, 12:57
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Hi everyone
I have been sewing since I was a teenager and started making quilts about 8 years ago. I have eclectic tastes and love appliqué, broderie perse and embroidery. I do both hand needle-turn and machine appliqué and will combine different methods/techniques within the one quilt. I love making the same quilt or following the progress of others through blogging. My major current projects are the Chester County Criswell Quilt, Di Ford's Antique Wedding Sampler (my sister is also making this) and Irene Blanck's Aunty Green's Garden - plenty of appliqué in these!!!
I live in beautiful Warrandyte and would be happy to be part of a Victorian chapter 🙂
My blog is called 'Wheels on the Warrandyte bus' because I do a lot of hand sewing whilst commuting to work.
Cheers
Carole
http://wheelsonthewarrandytebus.blogspot.com.

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on: January 11, 2014, 11:40
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Hi Everyone
My name is Julie and I live in the beautiful Upper Yarra Valley, I have been married to my wonderful husband for 25 years,we have four adult children and run our own business. I have been quilting for 21 years and hand appliqué is my favourite as well as hand piecing. I love reproduction quilts, but am starting to do some modern quilts, my kids want the modern look.
My other interests are organic veggie gardening, wholefoods, knitting and spinning, reading and of course I have just discovered Pinterest.
At the moment I'm working on Chester Criswell Quilt, Phobe and Love Entwined this keeps me out of trouble for the time been.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all and meeting you, I already follow a few of you on the blogosphere.
Cheers
Julie

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on: January 12, 2014, 08:37
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Many thanks Irene, Carole and Julie for the intro's. I've been a little slack over Christmas about getting on here and seeing who has dropped by...great to hear from you all.
Welcome and I look forward to meeting you Julie and seeing you again Carole and of course Irene whom I see ALL the time haha.
Hope you can make it to the AGM meeting day.
cheers
Margaret

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on: February 21, 2014, 23:06
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Just a quick reply from me, Jennifer. I'm one of the founders of the guild and I'm wearing my Web Mistress hat at the moment. I'll try and log on as myself and do a proper introduction after our AGM, which is tomorrow in less than 12 hours. Hope to see some of you there tomorrow. Anyway time to finish writing that website & forum tutorial now.
ciao
Jenn

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