Friday, May 25, 2018

Immanuel Arts Festival

Last night was the opening of the Immanuel Arts Festival at Buderim, and what a lot of fantastic artwork on display, worth a visit if you are in the Sunshine Coast area, more details on their website -  www.immanuelartsfestival.com.au/

My little entry - Wallum Panorama is hanging amongst a diverse and interesting array of artworks.

This is the first time I have done a panorama, and I loved this format and looking forward to making more.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Mountain Quilters Bi-ennial Quilt Show

I belong to Mountain Quilter's club and absolutely love being a part of our bi-ennial Quilt Show.  If you live in the area, or fancy a sunday (or Saturday) drive, come and visit the show this weekend. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed, the hall is full and the hospitality is flowing.  I will be there both days, white gloving, chatting and helping where needed.
Peachester Hall, Peachester Qld.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Redcliffe Exhibition

I am participating in a group exhibition that opens this week.  A great mix of talented artists is involved and it is going to be fabulous.  If you would like to meet the artists, come along on Thursday 26th at 11am for our official opening.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Capers in Wallum

I made this quilt a little while ago, and somehow forgot to blog about it! It was a finalist in the Australian Quilt Convention Challenge, "Flora and Fauna", and has been busy touring around Australia, New Zealand and a quick trip to Mexico. Phew, if only I got to travel half as much as my quilts!  It returned home to me and has now gone off to it's new home in Melbourne.  Anyway, to tell you a little more about it, I was inspired after we had a mass invasion of the Caper White butterflies. It was amazing, the air was literally filled with them in the thousands, and this came about due to a particularly wet winter in Western Queensland in 2015.  When I decided to feature them in a quilt, I decided that to fit the theme of Flora and Fauna I needed native flowers to accompany them, so I selected one of my favourites, the Wallum Goodenia, which grows in a local national park that has preserved some remnants of the wallum wetlands that used to cover large areas of the area where I live. The quilt is 90cm square in size, and I think I will miss it, but it has gone to a good home and will be very much loved by its new owner.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been very busy making lots of embroideries for some upcoming exhibitions, here is a sample of some of them.

I really needed a change from landscapes, so did some birds. Very much enjoyed the change of subject matter, and as a bird watcher find them a very pleasing to work on.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time Flies but Creativity Continues

It's been a while since I posted, what with Christmas and the new year taking up my time. I have still been busy, always something going on here, sewing machine is never packed away unless spring cleaning behind it!
I managed to make this quilt, "Cabbage Whites".  It was an interesting challenge as I wanted to portray the dandelions with their long stems against a subtle background. I planned on a rectangular format, but found that it really needed to be more square.  The beauty of making quilts is you can cut off the excess to get the format right.


And a selection of some country landscape embroideries based on scenes at and around Maleny.  Most of these will be heading to a gallery in Maleny soon.






Saturday, December 09, 2017

A Selection of Embroideries

Some of my latest embroideries that will be going to Seaview Artist's Gallery in time for Christmas.