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

2020
·         Excellence Award, Local Artist Local Content competition, Caloundra Regional Gallery
2019
·        Finalist Holmes Realistic Australian Bird Art Prize, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny
·        Juried Entry - Quilt Convention Challenge “Magic”, tour of capital cities.
2018
·        2nd Place Open Art Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld
·        3rd Place Open Pictorial Large – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·        3rd Place Professional Mixed Techniques Small - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·        Juried entry - State of the Art Quilt Qld, touring exhibition
·        Invitational “best of the best display” Quilt NSW, Melbourne
2017
·        Finalist Holmes Realistic Australian Bird Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery
·        Finalist Local Artist Local Content Competition, Caloundra Regional Gallery
·        Best use of Dyes and Pigments - Quilt NSW Guild Show, Sydney
·        2nd Place Pictorial - Quilt NSW Guild Show, Sydney
·        Judge's Choice - Quilt NSW Guild Show, Sydney
·        Juried Entry - Australian Quilt Convention Challenge "Flora & Fauna", tour of capital cities.
·        3rd Place Qld Quilters Challenge
2016
·        3rd Place Pictorial - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·        3rd Place Professional Small Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
·        1st Place Open Art Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld
2015 
·        Juried Entry -  World Quilt & Textile Competition, U.S.A.
·        3rd Place Open Art Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
·        1st Place Pictorial - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·        Juried entry – Australian Quilt Convention Challenge “True Blue”, tour of capital cities
·        Juried entry – Quilt NSW challenge “Evolution, Change, Challenge”, Sydney.
2014
·        Best of Country (Australia) -World Quilt & Textile Competition, U.S.A.
·        1st Place Viewer’s Choice - Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester
·        3rd Place Open Art Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
·        Best use of Colour - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
·        2nd Place Art/Pictorial Professional -Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·        3rd Place Professional Small Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
·        Juried Entry (invitational only) - Australian Quilts Special Exhibit - European Patchwork Meeting, Alsace, France
·        Judges Commendation - NSW Quilters Guild Show, Sydney
·        Juried entry – Australian Quilt Convention Challenge “Ten”, tour of capital cities.
2013
·        Viewer's Choice - Australian Quilt Convention Challenge "Free", tour of capital cities
·        Juried Entry – Tasmanian Quilters Guild Challenge “What a Site”, Hobart
·        Juried Entry – State of the Art Quilt touring exhibition.
2012
·         Judges Commendation -NSW Quilters Guild Challenge, Sydney
·         3rd Place Professional - Applique or Other Technique - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
2010
·         2nd Place Viewer’s Choice - Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester
2009
·         1st Place Professional Small Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
2008
·         1st Place - NSW Quilters Guild Challenge, Sydney
·         2nd Place Professional Small Quilt - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·         3rd Place Pictorial -Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·         2nd Place Viewer’s Choice -Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester
2007
·         2nd Place Professional Small Quilt - RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
·         Judges Commendation - NSW Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Sydney
·         Juried Entry - World Quilt & Textile, U.S.A.
2006
·         2nd Place Pictorial - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
2005
·         2nd Place Pictorial - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
2004
·         1st Place Professional Small Quilt - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·         1st Place Miniature - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·         Highly Commended - South East Qld Quilt Show Challenge, Caloundra
·         Highly Commended - Caloundra Arts & Craft Festival, Caloundra
·         Juried Entry - World Quilt & Textile, U.S.A.
 2003
·         Two Judges Choice - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·         1st Place Pictorial - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·         1st Place Miniature - Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
·         1st Place adult textile - W.O.E.I.E. Festival Art Competition, Eudlo

Gallery Group Exhibitions

2018
·         Textile Art Group "Fabulous Fibres" exhibition at the Stage Door Gallery, Redcliffe Cultural Centre
2016
·         Textile Art Group "Nature as Designer 3" exhibition at the Hub Gallery, Caboolture
·         Various local artists "A Little Piece of the Sun" exhibition at Vianta Arts, Beerwah
2015
·         Textile Art Group  "Threads of Nature" exhibition at Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane
2010
·         Textile Art Group  "Nature as Designer" exhibition at the Graydon Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane

 2008
   ·         Textile Art Group “Many Voices, Common Thread” exhibition at Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Strathpine
 2004
·         Textile Art Group “Art in Textiles” exhibition, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Redcliff



    Judging



Caboolture Agricultural Show 2012, 2013, 2015 to 2019 - Quilt Sections.








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