Friday, January 20, 2017

What's been Afoot

I might not have posted much lately, but rest assured, the sewing machine is usually always occupied here, sometimes doing practical stuff, and sometimes creative.  Here's a little creative piece I have just recently completed, I enjoyed making this embroidery, it's only 5" x 7" big and is now framed.  It's called Wallum Track, and based on a photo I took in the Mooloolah River National Park.  The wildflowers on display there in spring are magnificent, and are featuring more and more in my work at the moment.

The embroidery has been done on cotton fabric that I painted first, here's a pic of the painting stage:

I have lots of photos of the area that I am hoping to turn in to more embroideries, all next on the creative list.

New teaching dates for the start of this year been scheduled at Patchwork Angel, check out the teaching dates page for more information or click the link below

Patchwork Angel Class List

Friday, October 07, 2016

Queensland Quilt Show

The annual big event is currently on - the Queensland Quilt Show. I had a lovely day there on wednesday, and an added bonus I received 3rd place Open Pictorial section for my quilt, Delightful Daisies.  This is a wholecloth dye-painted piece that I did recently.

I received a voucher kindly donated by Bowerbird Fabrics
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and now have the most wonderful selection of delicious batiks.  Thank you so much Nick and Pete, I love my prize, it is most appreciated.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Exhibition - The Hub Gallery

If you are in the Caboolture area between now and 8 October, pop into the Hub Gallery, next to the council library, and check out the Textile Art Group's exhibition.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Exhibition at The Hub, Caboolture

The Textile Art Group that I am a member of is having an exhibition at The Hub Gallery
in Caboolture from 13 September to 8 October 2016.  Some beautiful, creative and inspiring works going on display.

The Hub Gallery
4 Hasking Street
Caboolture  Qld
Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm Sat 9am to 3pm

Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular

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For all the ladies who live in the Gympie area, make sure you put the Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular in your dairies - 29 & 30 October.  I am teaching Free Motion Machine Quilting on the Sunday, go to for more details.


Thursday, August 04, 2016

Quilts Across Qld RNA 2016

Feeling very blessed and chuffed to have received two awards at the Quilts Across Qld at the Ekka this year!  Congratulations to all those who took out prizes in the show.

First place Open Art Quilt any technique with "The Lily Pond"

and Third place with "Dutch Love" in the Professional Small Quilt any technique category.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

The latest Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine has hit the news stands, and has a project of  mine plus a profile of me.  Came up a treat, so if you want a copy,  it's Volume 26, No 4.  Thanks AP & Q!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Workshop Dates and Trunk Show

My latest workshop dates are up on the Teaching Schedule page.

I have been invited to do a Trunk Show for the Qld Quilters July meetings, both the day and evening, on Tuesday 12 July.  I always enjoy taking a suitcase of my work to Trunk Shows and sharing how I made my quilts.  I look forward to seeing some of you either at a workshop or two or at the Trunk Show.