In Print

January 25, 2009 at 8:34 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

If you look inthe current issue of the Australian Quilters Companion magazine (volume 35) you’ll find some beautiful photos of three Imagine That… quilts.

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The magazine editors contacted me in September to ask if they could write a profile about me. At that time Imaigne That… quilts was just a glimmer of an idea in my mind. I had made three quilts – my nieces and nephew – and I had ideas for more, but I didn’t quite know how the final project would look. The interview questions provided to me proved to be just the catalyst that I needed to make this a reality.

I responded to all questions asked of me using Imagine That… quilts as my focus. As soon as I had done that I went looking for someone who could make my website, started drawing, making, quilting and binding lots more quilts, making logos and writing and designing patterns. It was a very busy few months.

In the Quilters Companion article I compared the process that I use to design these quilts to the way I used to make paper dolls and their numerous outfits when I was a child. I loved the Make and Do volume of the Childcraft Encyclopedia set that we owned. There were templates in there that could be used to make the paper dolls. I fancied myself quite a fashion designer as I made a coloured clothes for my dolls to wear. I have no doubt that this is what lead me to want to make my own clothes as a teen and to buy my own sewing machine with all my savings when I was seventeen. From there I moved to quilting.

It seems these little quilts have brought me full circle. Imagine that…

PS down to the last week to enter the competition to have an Imagine That… quilt made for you. Don’t forget to enter!

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  1. Geez, you are a celebrity. Well done Tracey!


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