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Sydney, NSW, Australia
Craft/ food story Developer, Writer & Photographer for Newspapers & Magazines. first Book on Quilts out March 2015 with @Interweave All images and content belong to Siobhan Rogers, if you would like to use my images please email me.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

How on Earth do you

store all your quilts?

When teaching or generally talking about what I do - The number one question is

"What do you do with ALL your quilts"?

because I do have a lot of them and I do keep making more and more.....

A few have gone to friends or family but mostly they live in my house or studio and sometimes one or two are on display at places that I teach at.


most of them are in my house!

If they aren't on a bed (which we have five of in our house and most beds have two quilts on them) they are on the lounge, hanging on a chair, folded on a chair, in a basket or hanging on one of the many ladders I have collected......

I'm yet to have wall hangings although I do have box framed fabric art works

Quilts aren't just for beds!

How do you store your quilts?

and on decoration/ houses and storage etc I have been pouring over Megan Morton's (Australian based Stylist) new book - I love my room its gorgeous!

I love the book! 

& my kids have been absolutely fascinated with it.

Lots of great ideas. Which will come in very handy when we eventually start our renovation/ extension.

more room for more quilts!

I'll have to get my dad onto making more ladders for me :)

If any Sydney people are interested in a ladder (like the one pictured) 
they are 900 wide X 1800 high, raw timber
and cost $130 AUD
email me :)

I'm off - last day of school today before the winter holidays and I have a million jobs to do 

Xx Siobhan 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Winter Days

Cold I don't mind BUT constant rain ....... 

especially when you have a small house and lots of children.

on the plus side it means lots of lazing around and not feeling guilty about it.

I picked up the latest Donna Hay magazine yesterday whilst standing in a very long queue at the shops - apparently when its raining on a Saturday everyone decides to go grocery shopping. Remind me not to do that again.Ever.

Anyway the magazine had some scroll recipes in it and Voila - Scrolls for morning tea today.

I made the dark chocolate and coffee version.

Super easy and even easier than it should have been because I made my dough in my bread machine. The dough turned out perfectly. 

Now I'm off to tidy the mess I made :-/

Xx Siobhan 

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Shed

Hello !

Today I finished up a quilt and photographed it in The Shed before sending it to its new temporary home - you should get to see that particular quilt in Sept? obviously as soon as its in print I'll be telling you :)

anyway I liked my little set up in my studio so much that I got out some old quilts and re photographed them 

below is the Owl Quilt and the grey and yellow Text strip quilt

I LOVE Chalk paint & I love black

Thats it for now

Xx Siobhan 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

before market - market - after market :)


I've been home for 2 weeks!

It feels substantially longer.... but nope only two weeks.

My Trip to quilt market in Portland was great - overwhelming but great.

Lets go back to a few days before I left ....
Looking at the image below :( Ms 6.
It wasn't fractured - thank goodness - but a very bad sprain :( 
I felt a bit bad leaving behind an injured child.

Anyway on the plane I hopped and 24hrs later arrived in Portland Oregon

a few funny incidents along the way
(only funny now)

One was getting a touch of Gastro :( and spending the first day in my hotel room unable to move - think pain agony & fever. I've never had anything like it.

The other involved my toilet being blocked (happened before I got there) and being handed a plunger by the front desk ..... I at that stage have never ever in my life used a plunger. I had to google it and text my husband. Which gave everyone (except me) great entertainment - even the guys on the front desk, especially when I had to go and tell them I had no idea what I was doing!? and it wasn't working......

between jet lag and my bug it took me a few days to get into it all.

Luckily I had a few people guiding me through and inviting me places - otherwise I would have been completely lost!

Thank you
Sarah :)

and heaps more!

It was great to meet so many people I had read about or chatted with or been instagram friends with


Monica (lovely Monica Xx)

seriously this list could go forever!

anyway - usually on my travels I take a million photos.... Not this trip :(
a few snaps and thats it!

It just goes to show how unwell I felt.

Below are some of my favourites from Market

these are the few pictures I took

Carrie Bloomston from Such Designs
I LOVE this range called Collage with Windham - Its awesome! and all the quilts in the booth were amazing. To top it all off Carrie was really nice. 

and yes thats Alissa Haight Carlton & Jacquie Gering talking to Carrie 

and also in the Windham family was Heather Ross's Briar Rose collection. 
An equally fantastic range and Heather was extremely fun and lovely. I told her I was feeling a little BLAH and she gave me a signed copy of Crafty Chloe for the kids and a million other bits including some goggly eyes because as we all know they make everything better!

here I am below pictured with Heather (feeling a little grey and jet lagged)

The other range I loved and will be hanging out for is By Violet Craft Water Front Park with Michael Miller Fabrics - Great colours and designs

as I said I've been home for 2 weeks and that two weeks has included 

two family birthdays,a 9 yr old party, teaching 3 patchwork classes, starting and finishing a quilt for Spotlight, lots of winter kids sports,some secret projects and doing some school art for my children's school.....

as well as the millions of everyday things!

I'm not complaining - I actually like being this busy :)

It means everything is going well :)

of course we need cake pictures

The top one is a two layer chocolate cake with fresh cream,strawberries and chocolate icing for my husbands birthday.

The cake below is Mr 9's birthday cake which was a triple layer red velvet cake with Vanilla cream frosting! 

and in that time I also emailed the winner of the Craftsy giveaway that I had on a previous blog post

Thank you to all that entered and congratulations to Stephanie in Northern Ireland :) 

I'm off I need to do some work!

Take care

Xx Siobhan 

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