Thursday, August 15, 2013

Quilting in the Highlands - Rachelle Denneny

The first of our three tutors from Australia is Rachelle Denneny. Rachelle is known for her machine quilting and machine applique. Her quilts have won numerous awards both in Australia and International. This year her quilt "Golden Ivory" was award the "Best of Australia". The first of Rachelle's workshops was Machine Quilting and Trapunto. On day one the students learn some of the basics of machine quilting, different patterns and more. The second day the students took this knowledge and skills to the next stage and learn how to create a trapunto quilt.

Rachelle's second workshop on the Monday and Tuesday was Turned Edge Machine Applique. The project of a table runner/bed runner was based on Rachelle's award winning quilt - Royal Amethyst. The students had the choice of two different colourways Royal Amethyst or Royal Sapphire.The kits were made up with fabrics from Reece Scannell and Maywood Shadowplay.











Rachelle had a stunning collection of her quilts with her during the retreat. Below are some photos of them including Royal Amethyst.







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