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  • Introduction
  • How It Began
  • Meet the Staff
  • The Calico House Album
    • Coming Up Roses
    • Alexandra's Toy Shelf
    • Light & Shade Liberty
    • Twelve Hours of Sunshine
    • Susan's Sunflowers
    • Australian Country Cottages
    • Under the Southern Cross
    • Down on the Farm
    • Little Liberty
    • Night Window
    • Signatures
    • Stars and Hearts
    • Homeward Bound
    • Aussie Sweet Treats for Morning Tea(recipes)
    • Wagon Doll
    • The Secret Garden Smocked Bag
    • Molly & Moe, the Sweetheart Bears(gusseted teddy bears)
  • Quiltmaking Basics
  • Meet the Author
  • Resources

Title: International Quilt Shop Series: The Calico House, Perth, Australia
Author/Designer: Joanna Brazier
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1995
Publisher: That Patchwork Place, Bothell, WA
Language: English
Page Count: 92, plus folded pattern sheets bound in
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 1564770931

SUMMARY- All through this book are little tidbits about Australia, and the staff who designed the projects for this book did so with their nationality in mind. "Down on the Farm" was the only one that might have solicited a "Oh! That's Australian!" response in a gallery of quilts with national themes, though. Australia apparently doesn't have a strong quilting identity like, say, Hawaii, or Kansas. Most of the quilts are patchwork, with some applique on a couple. "Susan's Sunflowers" is such a beautifully cheerful wall hanging, with a brilliant use of themed fabrics. I love the added recipes for morning tea - not a custom in the USA - so fun to browse. I liked the pictures and the stories. You would have to decide for yourself whether that was of interest to you, too.