Author Archives: McKenna Powell

  • Our Quilting New Year’s Resolutions

    Posted on December 25, 2016 by McKenna Powell in Blog, Uncategorized.

    A new year is just around the corner. The beginning of a calendar year is always the time we quilters start thinking of fresh starts, new projects, and seeking out challenges. I know that’s true for me. Though I dropped off the making of a personal new year’s resolutions a long time ago, I still […]

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  • Old in a New Way

    Posted on October 28, 2016 by McKenna Powell in Blog, Design.

    I love seeing quilts and the art of quilt making portrayed in a modern way in the media. All too often the art of making a quilt and its finished piece is thrown into the catch-all phrase of ‘craft’. There’s nothing wrong with the word craft except that when used with quilts, and all too […]

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  • For the Love of Local and What Exciting News!

    Posted on October 5, 2016 by McKenna Powell in Blog, Events.

    We have exciting news and I have all the details here. Anna Maria Horner is coming to Perth! Our wonderful local quilt shop, Calico and Ivy, has made possible the visit of Anna Maria Horner in December of this year and everyone in the Perth quilting community is excited. Calico and Ivy are working closely together with the […]

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  • Inspiration by Design

    Posted on September 28, 2016 by McKenna Powell in Blog, Design.

    Where does your creative inspiration come from? Is it in line? Colour? From nature? All of the above? If you’re like most creative types inspiration comes from everywhere and from everything. What a quilter can conceive they can achieve. When thinking of the quilting greats in the arena of contemporary quilt design so many names […]

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  • Colour, colour everywhere….

    Posted on September 11, 2016 by McKenna Powell in Blog, Events.

    Who doesn’t love colour? I think even the most devoted of we quilters who tend to keep our creations focused to the less vibrant of the colour wheel can appreciate the pop and excitement of a multi-coloured quilt. These quilts become a feast for the eyes. There is an energy connected to textiles of multi-colours […]

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