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Rachelle Denneny

I have always designed my show quilts to challenge myself to do the best work I possibly can at the time, whether it’s trying a new technique style or quilting it with designs I haven’t tried before

You started quilting in 2001 and teaching in 2005. What classes did you teach back then?

I was visiting one of my local quilt shops and talking to the owner and she asked if I would like to teach a beginners’ class. I designed a simple pieced and appliqué quilt and taught one night a week.

Where have you taught in Australia or overseas?

Now the kids are older I have started to travel more with my teaching. I have taught in many rural towns in South Australia and Queensland, and New South Wales and Victoria for retreats, groups and shops. I taught recently at the annual Australasian Quilt Convention for the first time.

Do your children have any interest in sewing?

All my children can use a sewing machine and have made a number of quilts each. They have all entered and won awards at our South Australian exhibition and my eldest daughter,

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