|How did you get started quilting?
|I started to patchwork & quilt in the late 90,s I lived in Parkes NSW, and there was a small group of us, we would get together once a week and I was hooked, back then my sister and I drove to Camden to look at a long arm, but due to a family, tragedy We didn’t go ahead
|How old were you when you made your first quilt?
|I was approximately 45 when I started to patchwork & quilt I had been sewing since the 50’s and Michelle started to do Patchwork when she came home for the week-end about 1999-2000, we would sit on Saturday afternoons and watch quilting from the Heartlands on pay TV
|Who taught you to quilt?
|By reading a lot of quilting books, the sewing machine shop in town, and the weekly group get together.
|What do you like best about quilting?
|I love the freedom in the creativity and how each quilt speaks to you, and then seeing the quilt go to another level once finished
|How do you decide what pattern to quilt?
|I will load the quilt, then it may sit on the frame for a day or two and let it do the talking
|Do you have any quilt tips you could share?
|I cannot stress how important it is to doodle, and just relax and enjoy it, and practice, practice, practice
|How many quilts have you made and for whom have you made quilts?
|I have lost count of how many quilts I have made, for my family for friends, I don’t make many now because of the shop and I spend a lot of time quilting for others.
|Where do you quilt and on what HQ machine?
|We quilt at the shop, and We started with the Avante 18, this year we upgraded to the Amara 20 I loved the Avante and it took me a little time to adjust to the Amara now I really love it.
|How much time do you quilt every week, day?
|Most days I quilt for a couple of hours, the longest I quilted in one day was about 12 hours I don’t recommend that to any one
|What advice do you wish someone had told you when you started quilting?
|I don’t know of anything at this moment, as I am blessed to have had through my training on mid/ long arms with the Blessington, team, over the years, and also I cannot but highly recommend the Handi quilter academy, Blessington have started, it is through the highly skilled tutors at these events, that I have really grown and I know I still have a lot more to learn as there is no end to learning new skill’s.
|Tell is about your business and what you offer
|Barbara & Michelle started B’Creative Patchwork & Sewing on the Sunshine Coast QLD, in 2006, We sell Handi Quilter, Husqvarna Viking, PFAFF, Singer, Accuquilt, we service Machines, run classes, and have a Quilting Service doing edge to edge or custom quilting,
|Do you have blog or Instagram to follow:
| Do you have blog or Instagram to follow:
We have a face book page and a web site www.bcreativepatchwork.com