The talented Carolyn Murfitt

Come and meet Carolyn and see her wonderful appliquéd quilts,  she is our Guest Speaker at the upcoming Applique-In to be held on the 7th October in Surry Hills, Melbourne.   Details? click on link for the flyer or see website calendar.  We'd love to see you there.

Applique In FLYER OCT 2017

Sue had a chat with Carolyn and an excerpt is here for you to enjoy... Come along on the 7th October to hear more and of course 'See' her beautiful work

image of Flowering Wreath by Carolyn Murfitt (Detail)
Flowering Wreath by Carolyn Murfitt (Detail)

How long have you been doing Applique?

Not long, the first appliqué quilt I made was in January 2016 and I had previously made one small hand appliqué piece the year before.

What drew you to appliqué?

I love arranging small pieces of fabric into a cohesive design.

What is your preferred type of Applique?

So far I have only created pieces using the raw edge and the faux appliqué method, but I am intending to learn raw edge appliqué.

Do you have a preferred range of fabrics to work with?

I tended to lean towards very bright colourful fabrics, but recently I have been moving towards the softer, flowery fabric ranges.



How did you feel when your quilts won so many awards at the recent quilt show? What were the awards for?

I was overwhelmed to receive so many awards at showcase; I certainly did not expect it, especially in the Applique section where there were so many amazing quilts.

I received a first in the modern quilting section,  a runners up in the innovative section and a second highly commended in the appliqué section.

Where do you see your appliqué and quilting in the next 5-10 years

Interesting question and I have no idea, I try to not to plan too far ahead, Each day I wake up with a passion for creating and I just want to enjoy each day that I get to do something that I love.

Thanks Sue and Carolyn, see you on the 7th October