Friday, January 16, 2015

Vanilla Lilies 2

This is the second little embroidery I have done of these lovely little native flowers, the Vanilla Lily.  I have stitched onto a base of paper that was painted for the background, then embroidered the flowers with my Sweet Sixteen.  And I am happy that this piece now has a new home, after participating in an exhibition at the Old Ambulance Station at Nambour.  I hope the new owner enjoys having this piece as much as I did making it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Teaching Schedule

We are up and running with lots of dates on my teaching schedule, I will be offering a wide variety of classes at Patchwork Angel, check it out by clicking on the tab above.  If you would like me to visit your group to teach then please contact me, I would love to hear from you. 

Friday, December 05, 2014

New Bird Patterns now Available

Here are the three new bird wallangings all finished, theVariegated Wren, Scarlet Honeyeater and spotted pardolote.  Patterns are now available in time for christmas!  See the Patterns for sale tab above for more details of where to buy them from.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Birds

I am currently working on some new Aussie bird patterns, and have so far painted up a Variegated Wren, a Scarlet Honeyeater and a Spotted Pardolote.

Two of them have been placed on their perches ready for quilting, just the Pardolote to go.  I'm thinking about some more birds to do, do you have a favourite aussie bird you'd like to see a pattern for?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Iris Study

Being spring, I decided it was time I visited the Maleny Botanic Gardens . It was well worth the visit, there were flowers everywhere.  I was particularly taken with the irises, and this is the first piece I have finished based on the photos I took.

It is appliqued and free motion embroidered, and is being framed.  There were so many different coloured irises I had trouble deciding which ones to depict.

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Workshop

I have just finished writing up a new workshop, which will teach participants all the techniques that I used to make Forest Floor plus more.  Students will get to make their own little quilt, either  a sampler or a full art piece.

Friday, September 05, 2014

A Quilt in France

I was honoured recently to be invited to participate in an exhibition showcasing Australian Quilts which is being held in France, at the Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork/European Patchwork Meeting which is celebrating it's 20th anniversary in Alsace, France from 18th to 21st September.
The curator has set up a website showing all the wonderful Aussie Quilts that will be on display over there, take a look.

I made this quilt especially for the exhibition, and the lovely flower depicted is an Australian native, the Flax Lily.  I just happened to have it growing wild in my garden.  It was an interesting and enjoyable process depicting a flower with such vertical stalks and leaves, and like most natives, they are a small bloom.