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.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RNA Quilts Across Qld

The Ekka is on in Brisbane at the moment, and I entered four quilts into the Quilts Across Qld competition.  I was fortunate enough that the two quilts below both placed third in their categories, and "Cynthia's Geranium" was awarded Best use of Colour!  Very pleased!
Cynthia's Geranium
Forest Floor

Friday, August 15, 2014

World Quilt & Textile Competion

Have just heard the news, and I am so excited, I have won Best of Country (Australia) in the World Quilt & Textile Competition!!!!

You can see all the winning quilts here.  And Congratulations to all the other winners, including a couple of other Aussies.