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

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mountain Quilters Show

What:  Mountain Quilter;s Quilt Show
Where:  Peachester Hall, Peachester Road, Peachester
When:  Saturday 17th May 9am-4pm and Sunday 18th May 9am-3pm

My local Quilting group is holding it's biennial show next weekend.  Always a lovely weekend, hope to see lots of you there!

Shown above is the raffle quilt, "Garden party", which won 2nd in it's category at the Qld Quilt Show last year.  All proceeds are being donated to Sunny Kids. Tickets available at the show, along with refreshments, traders and craft stall.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Caloundra Regional Art Gallery Shop

The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery now has an in-store shop, and they have some of my little works for sale during the current exhibition. So if you would like a little miniature and are in the area, pop in and pick one out for yourself.

Australian Quilt Convention Challenge Entry

The Australian Quilt Convention is currently on in Melbourne, and here is my entry into the challenge, this year themed "10".
It's titled Walking Iris, and they were growing by my gate one day, sprung up out of the relics of the previous owners gardening adventures.
I made it as a finalist but didn't place, some other lovely entries took out first and a tied second place, and you can see them all for yourself here , some beautiful work and stiff competition!
I am enjoying my floral phase and will be back at it again soon, busy pattern writing and teaching right now.

Friday, February 28, 2014

New Year New Teaching Dates

Term 1 of the new year teaching dates are finalised, if you would like to join me at Patchwork Angel for some fun.  I will be teaching applique by machine, free motion machine quilting and also free motion machine embroidery.  Check under the teaching shedule tab for dates, and contact Patchwork Angel directly to book in.

Also, I will be back at the Maleny Markets this sunday, after 3 weeks of busy family commitments.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Embroidery

This is my latest embroidery, mounted on a canvas.  It's called "The Wet Season" and was free motion embroidered with lots of different and delicious threads onto a piece of sun-painted fabric, I think also with some salt thrown on (it's been in the cupboard for a while!)  Anyway, it has proved to be a well liked piece as it has already gone to a new home!  I like it's wild and weedy feel, a little neglected and overgrown corner somewhere by a roadside in a country lane.  Everything gets a bit overgrown here in Qld in the Wet Season!