Quilt has Julie in stitches
PEPPERMINT Grove quilter Julie McAllister had control when she stitched her piece for the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, to be held from May 18 to 22.
“It was free-motion quilting, where you handcontrol the type of stitching, and not the machine,” Mrs McAllister said.
She started quilting 11 years ago because of her enjoyment of the colours and textures of fabric, before her fascination with the craft grew.
“It always evolves, because you start doing it for the practical reason of creating something useful, and then end up being creative,” she said
Her cotton quilt ‘Have I Been Here Before?’ for the fair uses a traditional snailtrail pattern with a large chameleon figure added.
“The whorls of the pattern are familiar, but the setting is foreign, and in this perplexing situation what might it do?” Mrs McAllister said.
Julie McAllister works on another quilt.