Thursday, October 08, 2015

Queensland Quilt Show

Yesterday the Queensland Quilt show opened, and the quilts on display are spectacular!  If you live close enough, I thoroughly recommend a visit, a lovely day out.

My quilt, Coreopsis, was awarded 1st Place in the Professional Pictorial section, and I'm very pleased to say the least!  Competition was stiff and a big congratulations to all the winners, including the stunning Best of Show.  You will soon be able to see all the wonderful winning entries up on the Queensland Quilters website, so keep an eye out for their show report.

I was very excited and happy to receive a beautiful prize of batik fabrics from Wacky Jacky's
Thank you so much Jacky, I love my new fabrics and will very much enjoy sewing them up.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Threads of Nature Exhibition Extended

The Threads of Nature exhibition currently on at the Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, has been extended by an extra week.  So if you haven't had time to visit it, you can do so next week from Wednesday 23rd  to Saturday 26th September.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Aspire Gallery Exhibition

The Textile Art Group exhibition at Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane, is underway and already pieces are selling!  The gallery looks fantastic and has some absolutely beautiful and fascinating works by the group members.

I will be there all day Saturday 5th September, if you would like to pop in that day to meet me then please do.   Gallery hours are wednesday to saturday, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.  Read more about the exhibition on the group's facebook page


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Threads of Nature Exhibition

It's not long now until my work will be in a group exhibition at the Aspire Gallery in Paddington, Brisbane.  My work will hang alongside seven other talented artists from the Textile Art Group , being Elaine Capmbell, Tricia Smout, Rebekah Dundon, Cynthia Morgan, Sue Duffy, Di Flint and Fran Robinson.  It will be a visual feast of delicious textiles

If you would like to meet me, I will be there from 10.30 to 4.30 on Saturday 5th September.  Go to our facebook page to find out when other artists will be at the gallery.  Attendance at the official opening is RSVP ONLY - direct to the gallery.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Reworking a Piece

I decided to trial a new approach to a little landscape embroidery, starting with some coloured fabrics as a base.  Whilst I was happy with the new technique, I felt that this little piece didn't quite look right and wasn't sure what do do with it.  So it got left aside and I made lots of other embroideries in the meantime.  All that practice and new ideas got me motivated to re work the piece and see if it could be improved upon.

I reworked the trees, added lots more stitching to the grassy areas and then some cheerful yellow flowers.  I'm very pleased with the results now, I think it is a much better piece and now worthy of a frame.

RNA - Quilts Across Queensland

"Coreopsis" has won another award!  This time third place Art Quilt at the Ekka.
Congratulations to all the other winners at Quilts Across Queensland, all well deserved.

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!