Monday, July 20, 2015

Making Embroidered Landscapes

Here is a little landscape, "View through the Dunes".  This one was inspired by the view from Pt Cartwright looking towards Mt Coolum.  It will be hanging in an upcoming exhibition  (in September) I am participating in with the Textile Art Group (check out their facebook page) and it will be at the Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thank you Sponsors

My entry into the Sydney Quilt Show arrived home safely today, along with some lovely prizes and my beautiful ribbon.  I want to thank the sponsors, MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool Wadding, for the packet of wadding, and Fortune and Fairies for the gift voucher.  I shall enjoy both immensely!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Latest Embroideries

I have been enjoying doing some more landscape based designs, incorporating more depth and scenery.  These form part of a body of work that I have been making for an upcoming exhibition.  The second one is a stitched watercolour painting.  Both inspired by local scenery, the first being the Mooloolah River National Park and the second the Maleny Botanic Gardens.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sydney Quilt Show

The Sydney Quilt Show is currently on, and I have two quilts on display.  One was lucky enough to be awarded 2nd place in the Pictorial Category (Cynthia's Geranium).  This quilt also won 2nd place in the Pictorial Category in last year's Queensland Quilt show!  Whilst The Lily Pond didn't take out any awards, it is one of my favourite pieces, it was quite a challenge to make and spent a long time on the drawing board before it became a quilt.
Cynthia's Geranium

The Lily Pond

2nd Place Ribbon at Sydney

Monday, May 25, 2015

Workshop Dates

I have just updated the workshop page with dates for the coming few months.  Would love to have you join me for some creative fun.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Teaching The Lovely Leaves

I had the most enthusiastic group of ladies learning my new Lovely Leaves workshop at Patchwork Angel, and the ideas and creativity that flowed was amazing and inspiring.  It was a pleasure to teach them.  Here are some pics of the leaves that they made:

They did an incredible job, and used a wonderful mix of fabrics and textures. Some more pics of the class in action:

I'll be making some new class samples with the ideas that they came up with to share with my next round of students. 
Thank you ladies!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Australian Quilt Convention Challenge

For a third year in a row, I have entered, and been a finalist in the Australin Quilt Convention Challenge.  This year's theme is "True Blue", which conjured up all sorts of ideas.  I decided to go with the sort of subject matter I enjoy the most, and did a pair of Spendid Fairy Wrens.

There are some wonderful quilts in the finals, you can see them all on the AQC web page