Bio

I have been sewing for most of my life.  I grew up in a creative household where I learnt many different arts and crafts and was always looking for something new to try.  Dressmaking was something I have done my whole adult life, and still enjoy the creative process today.  My love of art saw me do many workshops and short TAFE courses including watercolour painting, life drawing and photography.  When patchwork stores began popping up in my area I joined the ranks of quilters.  It was only a matter of time before my passion for art and my love of sewing would collide and merge into my journey into textile art. 

Thus began my textile journey.  My subject matter in my early works was based on fantasy and imagination, with dragons, buddhas and goddesses all featuring.  There was a heavy design influence of Asian and Art Nouveau in many of these works.

Eventually, my passion for bird watching became a driving force in the more recent body of work, which in turn has led on to other works from nature incorporating insects and the amazing diversity of flowers and plant life.

I began exhibiting my work at local quilt shows in 2002  and since then I have achieved the following:

Awards and Achievements

Bush Stone Curlew
2018     Juried Entry State of the Art Quilt travelling Exhibition, Qld Quilters
2017     Finalist Holmes Realistic Bird Art Prize - Caloundra Regional Gallery

Mooloolah River Wallum
2017     Finalist Local Artist Local Content Art Prize - Caloundra Regional Gallery

Capers in the Wallum
2017     Finalist Australina Quilt Convention Challenge "Flora and Fauna"

Delightful Daisies
2017    2nd Place Pictorial, Best Use of Dyes & Pigments, Judges Choice - Quilt NSW Show, Sydney
2016    3rd Place Pictorial - Qld Quilt Show, Brisbane

High Priestess
2016    3rd Place -  Qld Quilters Challenge

Dutch Love
2016    3rd Place Professional Small - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane

Splendid Love
2015    Juried Entry - Australian Quilt Convention Challenge - "True Blue"

The Lily Pond
2016  1st Place Pictorial - RNA Quilts Across Queensland, Brisbane
2015   Juried Entry - World Quilt & Textile Competition, U.S.A.

Forest Floor
2014  3rd  Place Professional Small Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Queensland, Brisbane

Cynthia's Geranium
2015 2nd Place Pictorial - NSW Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Sydney
2014  3rd  Place Open Art Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Queensland, Brisbane
2014  Best Use of Colour - RNA Quilts Across Queensland, Brisbane
2014  2nd Place Pictorial - Queensland Quilters Show, Brisbane

Corepsis
2015    1st Place Pictorial - Queensland Quilters Show, Brisbane
2015    3rd place Pictorial - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
2014    Best of Country - World Quilt & Textile, USA
2014    Viewer's Choice - Mountain Quilters Bi-ennial Show, Peachester
2013    Viewer's Choice - Aust Quilt Convention Challenge, Melbourne 

Pearl, Siren of the Sea
2012   Judges Commendation - NSW Quilters Guild Challenge, Sydney

A Touch of Dutch
2012   3rd Place Professional Applique or other techniques - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane

Rainbow Bee-Eater
2010   2nd Place Viewer’s Choice -  Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester
2009  1st Place Professional Small Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Queensland, Brisbane

The Sentinel
2008   1st Place - NSW Quilters Guild Challenge, Sydney

Rufous Fantail
2008   2nd Place Professional Small Quilt - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Alexandra’s Interlude
2008   3rd Place Pictorial - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Rainbow in the Banksia
2008   2nd Place Viewer’s Choice - Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester
2007   2nd Place Professional Small Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Queensland, Brisbane
2007   Judges Commendation - NSW Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Sydney
2006   2nd Place Pictorial - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Tara
2007   Juried Entry - World Quilt & Textile, U.S.A.
2005   2nd Place Pictorial - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Manjushri- Bodhisattva of Wisdom
2004   1st Place Professional Small Quilt - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Tranquil Mind, Peaceful Heart
2004   1st Place Miniature - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Alien Oddity
2004   Highly Commended - South East Qld Quilt Show Challenge, Caloundra

Divine your Destiny
2004   Highly Commended  -  Caloundra Arts & Craft Festival, Caloundra
2003   Two Judges Choice - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Emperors of the Elements
2004   Juried Entry - World Quilt & Textile, U.S.A.
2003   1st Place Pictorial - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Guide me Through the Storm
2003   1st Place Miniature - Queensland Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

Where theCultures Meet
2003   1st Place adult textile - W.O.E.I.E. Festival Art Cometition, Eudlo


Gallery Exhibitions
  • 2016 Exhibited with the Textile Art Group at "Nature as Designer 3" exhibition at The Hub Gallery, Caboolture
  • 2015/16 Exhibited with local artists at the "A Little Piece of the Sun" exhibition at Vianta Arts, Beerwah
  • 2015 Exhibited with the Textile Art Group at the "Threads of Nature" exhibition at Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane
  • 2010 Exhibited with the Textile Art Group at the "Nature as Designer 2" exhibition at the Graydon Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane
  • 2008 Exhibited with the Textile Art Group at the “Many Voices, Common Thread” exhibition at Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Strathpine
  • 2004 Exhibited with the Textile Art Group at the “Art in Textiles” exhibition, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Redcliffe

Judging

Caboolture Agricultural Show 2012, 2013, 2015 to 2018 - Quilt Sections.







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