Quiltmaking days over, sadly!

Physical problems now make it impossible for me to finish my quilts, so I am closing my website and donating my fabrics and quilts to charitable groups in Sydney. I thank those who’ve taken an interest in my site but particularly those who have moved on to learn about Reach Out Nepal and how they…

Back in Action

After something of a hiatus, I’ve been sewing again — hand-stitching in front of TV in the evenings and machine-sewing when I can. Winter weather and the thought that while charities are calling out for blankets, quilts would also be welcomed. So now I have a line-up of quilt tops, all ready to be pinned…

Stuck in Turkey without a Quilt!

Hello everyone, I’m Rhonda’s daughter, Kirsten, and I usually just help out with the technical side of Quilts With Purpose using my limited technical prowess! Today however I’ve decided to write to give an update as Mum is laid up in hospital where she has unfortunately spent most of her holiday in Turkey – with…

Absent in April

While I hope to have many visitors to my website — and potential buyers among them — I will not be available during the remainder of April. Tomorrow afternoon my husband and I are flying out of Sydney for a tour of Turkey, with several extra days to ourselves in Istanbul. Very excited about finally…

Clearing the Shelves

Sadly, I have discovered that my year-old shoulder replacement will not allow me to finish off my quilts with any free-motion quilting — and it makes pinning the three layers together very difficult also. With the help of friends, I will be able to complete the quilts already in the pipeline, but after that it…

Nasturtiums

This will brighten the room and the spirits! 115cm X 145cm $250 100% of proceeds go to ReachOut Nepal and we thank you for your support.

Double Tulip

Finally finished after realising that free-motion quilting is now beyond the capacity of my new shoulder and switching to a quilting design entirely comprising straight lines. Eventually, I was very happy with the result on this lovely quilt. The Double Tulip design is a very old one, proving that quality never dates! 130cm X 160cm…

Feelin’ good…

Seems I’m easy to please these days. After struggling for a while with the process of getting quilts onto the website, and in the right part of the site, I think I have nailed it! Finally, the 12 fidget quilts presently on hand are all up and ready for buyers. Don’t know what a fidget…

How slow can I go?

Sydney (and much of Australia) has been baking in heatwave conditions for weeks now, and it’s starting to affect everyone, not just those like me who wilt like a daisy at the mere thought of summer. I’ve taken to living like a mole, with doors and windows closed tight, blinds drawn to keep out the…

Fidget Quilt #6

The subdued colours used on this one would suit either male or female. Adorned with a zipper, Velcro strip, buttons and a reel on cord, along with a rich variety of prints. $20