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About bertcollections

I began quilting, with the help of some friends, in 2005, and have been quilting ever since. In that time, I’ve completed several projects in a variety of styles and colour combinations. My approach to quilting generally doesn’t involve using a particular pattern. I tend to have a concept I want to bring to life, or find a fabric on sale somewhere that looks like it could be turned into something fun. As the photos in the 'Introductions' post show, my quilts cross a range of styles, but generally use some strong colours and shapes.

Snowflake Table Decoration


I was inspired by LucieTheHappyQuilter’s dresden snowflake (http://luciethehappyquilter.com/tag/dresden-plate/) to have a go at making one myself over the holidays. Here is the result, now happily decorating our side table. I turned this into a table mat by pinning the dresden … Continue reading

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QFO – Nearly Done and Binding lesson


After barely any sewing in the last year i am on a mission to finish projects to make room for other ones. Last month the beautiful hexagon quilt-for-others quilt was returned for binding. Today I’ve put the binding on the … Continue reading

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Choco-oops!


Note to self – next time you make chocolate cake have a shower before you sew…cake mix on my sewing machine. LOL!

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QFO – Back in the sewing room again…


After several very busy months I have made it back to the sewing room for a bit of fun… I won a pack of 5″ squares in a raffle which are nit a colour or style I would choose myself … Continue reading

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TM5 – Watch this…tent maker teaser


http://youtu.be/cD9qNogLpgk For those who have been waiting for some more tent maker panel info, here’s a start…more coming soon. You’ll have to watch it to know what I mean ;-). Bert PS: If the earlier version is not working for … Continue reading

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QE10 – Where to stop in the Blue Mountains (Weekend Itinerary)


Kath was our wonderful organizer and had been scouting out the best places to stay, stop and shop on our blue mountains trip. Below, with Kath’s permission, is the itinerary for the weekend. So if your friendship or craft or … Continue reading

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QE9 – Quilters’ Escape Southern Highlands Stop


Continuing our quilters escape into the Southern Highlands of NSW…we stopped at The Village Quilt Shop and Berrima Patchwork. I don’t know if we were getting tired but these shops were both more expensive and less helpful and friendly but … Continue reading

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