Who is Myra?
Hello, I am Myra James and I love sewing things, especially things with a story.
My interest in appliqué started with patchwork quilting and I made hundreds
of different quilts. At first they were usable quilts for family and
friends, and I entered some successfully in competitions.
I found that I mostly enjoyed it when the quilt had a connection with the
recipient. This led me to making wall hanging quilts, my first one told the
story of my husband and I moving to the North Coast of NSW . I made many
more story quilts and along the way I discovered appliqué as a great way to
make a picture.
There are lots of appliqué the easy
way systems around and they are all very similar. We feel that this
project offers an easier way to do appliqué.
fiddly job of transcribing the shapes onto fusible webbing has been
removed. Now you can jump straight into the job as the fusible webbing
is supplied with the kits and the shapes are already marked on it.
more, each part is numbered in the order it is best fitted. Just start
by placing piece 1, then piece 2 and so on.
A joint project
We love the town we live in, it has a great heritage and there are more than
the usual number of old buildings still in use.
This project is my current interest, it fulfils my need to sew and my
interest in my home town.
After a number of requests I have developed a way to make it easier
for people to make their own quilted wall hanging.
My husband is great with a computer and he has helped bring my ideas
together and we now have this block by block project to offer interested
Where can you see it?
This project is still being developed
and tested and as yet it is only available in my local fabric shop -
this is the only place that has the kits where you can open one up and
see what's in it.
The shop I love most is Sew
Excited in Maclean NSW, it is owned and operated by Nell Matheson. When
Nell first saw the Maclean the Village wall hanging she helped
and encouraged me to make it available to her customers.
Of course there are pictures and
descriptions of the contents of the kits on the website - click the
link here or on the navigation areas
The Wall Hanging
the Village is the first set of blocks in the Appliqué the Easier Way
A series of 10 blocks celebrating the heritage of the village of Maclean
9 of the blocks depict one of the old buildings still in use today.
Block 10 has the quilting and assembly details.
Purchasing the Blocks
cannot get to Sew Excited then the other way to get the Maclean the
Village blocks is to use the BUY link here on the