Meet the maker, Flip
Hey, quilt queen!
I’m so happy to meet you and get quilty with you. I’m a country girl from Condobolin. With a farm and three dirt-loving boys to take care of with my husband, I’m so grateful to have found my creative outlet in quilting. It’s one of the best things in life, right?
Oh, and horse riding, coffee, 90s music, and maybe a drop of Shiraz.
Quilting is one of my absolute favourite things to do, especially in the early morning before my wildlings wake up and the day’s chaos begins. That’s my magic hour, all for myself.
I love the art of quilting as much as the connection, warmth and memory each quilt represents. Texture is a huge thing for me and I adore selecting fabrics for their look and feel. Quilts are lasting, tactile things in a world that has become so disposable.
Can you tell I’m fanatical about quilting?
... and her co
So, that’s me, Flip. You’re the Co part.
You’re an incredible community of creators and stitchers, devoted to the art of quilting.
Maybe you’re not a quilter (yet!) but you just love the sentiment and heart of quilting and you’re here to find the perfect piece to complete your home.
Flip and Co is my way of sharing my quilts, ideas, tutorials, resources and techniques with the quilting community.
I’m thrilled to share what I know with you – and to learn from you too. Because the thing about quilt making is that there’s always something new to learn from each other.
That’s why I co-host modern quilting workshops here in Condo, to give us an opportunity to come together, stitch and swap stories, and learn from some brilliant quilters. I also help run a Social Stitching Group.
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A sewing machine was the soundtrack of my childhood. My mum is an exceptional dressmaker and seamstress, and she’s my biggest influence. Both my grandmothers were handmaidens too, who sewed, created and mended.
It’s funny, but I wasn’t interested in sewing as a child; instead I would draw fashion and architecture designs. Years later, I had a light bulb moment and realised I could combine my love for design with my affinity for sewing and become a quilter.
Needlework is the patchwork of my life. I remember taking my quilt when I left the family home for boarding school. It gave me inimitable comfort: a visual, tactile, heart connection to my home.
That’s what quilting is all about. Feelings. The embrace of a handmade quilt around you, tucked over a loved one or neatly folded with your linen ready for adventures or a lazy movie night at home.
It’s the feelings and memories we associate with quilts that make them special.