Friday, September 19, 2014

New Workshop

I have just finished writing up a new workshop, which will teach participants all the techniques that I used to make Forest Floor plus more.  Students will get to make their own little quilt, either  a sampler or a full art piece.

Friday, September 05, 2014

A Quilt in France

I was honoured recently to be invited to participate in an exhibition showcasing Australian Quilts which is being held in France, at the Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork/European Patchwork Meeting which is celebrating it's 20th anniversary in Alsace, France from 18th to 21st September.
The curator has set up a website showing all the wonderful Aussie Quilts that will be on display over there, take a look.

I made this quilt especially for the exhibition, and the lovely flower depicted is an Australian native, the Flax Lily.  I just happened to have it growing wild in my garden.  It was an interesting and enjoyable process depicting a flower with such vertical stalks and leaves, and like most natives, they are a small bloom.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RNA Quilts Across Qld

The Ekka is on in Brisbane at the moment, and I entered four quilts into the Quilts Across Qld competition.  I was fortunate enough that the two quilts below both placed third in their categories, and "Cynthia's Geranium" was awarded Best use of Colour!  Very pleased!
Cynthia's Geranium
Forest Floor

Friday, August 15, 2014

World Quilt & Textile Competion

Have just heard the news, and I am so excited, I have won Best of Country (Australia) in the World Quilt & Textile Competition!!!!

You can see all the winning quilts here.  And Congratulations to all the other winners, including a couple of other Aussies.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Sydney Quilt Show

The results are in for the Sydney Quilt Show, and my quilt, "Flax Lily", was fortunate to be awarded a Judge's Commendation, in the Open Pictorial category.
You can see all the wonderful entries on the NSW Quilters Guild website  Congratulations to all the winners.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Tea and Talk at the Caloundra Gallery

I will be doing a Tea and Talk session at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery on Wednesday 18th June,  10.30 am.  You can find all the details on the Gallery website
Love to see you there, so book your place!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Dutch Meadows

My latest quilts are finished!  I enjoyed making it enough to do it a second time, using different methods.  Top one is appliqued and free motion embroidered, bottom one is hand embroidered.  I did different quilting patterns in the blocks, which was an interesting exercise.  If you really like this, the pattern is now for sale, through Patchwork Angel, and they do mail orders for all of you who don't live on the Sunny Coast.

 and some close ups