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Jan T (Urquhart) Baillie, renowned Australian quiltmaker, is known for her sixty degree triangle quilts, and for her revolutionary fast piecing system, Listen With Your Eyes, which she invented in the 1990s and which has been adopted worldwide.
Teaching (make that enthusing) people about quiltmaking, traditional and not so traditional, for more than thirty years, was her life. Jan T travelled Australia teaching and made plenty of friends.
She has had four patchwork books published, wrote a column in Down Under Quits magazine for twenty-five years, has been guest columnist for Patchwork Tsushin, as well as writing many, many online articles.
Now she wants to start beginning patchworkers off right — the Very Easy Way.
Sometime in the 1980s I was asked to make a quilt for the mother of a man, (I’ll call him Son), who was quite definite […]
From United Kingdom Rose Smith from Ludlow UK shared these videos on Google+ The nine patch block is surrounded by a border with corner squares […]
Students make beautiful quilts and when I found this post from ten years ago, I thought you would enjoy Catherine’s quilt based around her feature fabric
How Not To Be Critical Of Your Quilts: Sometimes we need to be kind to ourselves. As you make more and more quilts, your skill will improve and you will become less critical of yourself.
How do you know which kind of triangles are in your patchwork blocks? Half-square triangles, or quarter-square triangles? Follow one simple rule, it’s easy.
It's No Secret! I Love Scrap Quilts I have made many of them, because of my Listen With Your Eyes system of making quilts, and because […]
Modern Quilting is described as being brightly coloured with large areas of open space, improvisation and large shapes. The five articles linked below showcase quilts that […]
What is a scrap quilt?
A patchwork quilt made from collected fabrics. Usually, a scrap quilt is not sewn from bought yardage, it is made from what the quiltmaker has in her ‘stash’. I cannot make a quilt from my cupboards, unless it is made from leftover scraps of fabrics from other quilts that I have made.
Some Common Patchwork and Quilting Problems Having made more than 200 quilts, from tiny miniatures to king size quilts, I encountered many headaches when I […]
Yesterday I went to the first quilt show I have been to since moving to the country. Rylstone Memorial Hall was filled with (mostly) large quilts […]
Fun facts about Jan T
- likes to tell people that she likes “big bits and fast”
- is a firm believer in beginners being taught to “walk first and run later”
Her slogan is:
YOU HAVE TO HAVE FUN, OR YOU HAVE TO GO HOME!
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