Monday, May 7, 2018

2Q Challenge

My contribution to the Qld Quilters' annual Challenge.  Fabric is provided - I used it in the large turtles and it has to be cover at least 20% of the front of the quilt.  I used a drawing that my niece painted some years ago & used shashiko & perle thread for the quilting.  I found out that I was the runner up in the viewers' choice over the 3 days of our Quilt Connect Show - no prize but tickled that people liked it.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Quilt Connect

Some of the 24 items up for auction in our Silent Auction.  All donated by our Qld Quilters' members. Spent the day talking with members from all over south-east Queensland, more of the same tomorrow & Saturday.  Lots of smiling faces.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Shiloh's first Birthday

 The food - music is the theme
 More food
 The family
 The cake
The birthday boy

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Gallery display of work

On the last evening of the week's workshop, each class sets up the work achieved for everyone to view.  This lot was from our class.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lismore Art Gallery

 An afternoon off & we visited the Lismore Art Gallery - one Margaret Olley painting - very vibrant.
 This amazing textile piece by the Lismore Embroiders' Guild - each 'rock' embroidered.
Outside view of the Gallery - it's only been open in this site since October, 2017 - still a work in progress but worth the visit.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Workshop in Lismore

 I'm in  Lismore, New South Wales, (about 2 hours from Brisbane), doing a workshop through Fibre Arts, with Cas Holmes of the UK.  Learning disperse dyeing, wet applique, bit of painting, machine stitching, talking, laughing and enjoying the exhilaration of learning new techniques.
 Cas Holmes sharing her knowledge.
Work in progress - one of my little landscapes ready for the 'wet applique'.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


 I've had a few finishes so far this year but can only show these.  Qld Quilters had their Challenge (tick - finished & handed in - results will be known early May); also for Qld Quilters - I entered 2 quilts into this year's State of the Art (SOTA) exhibition & was fortunate enough to be juried in to this year's exhibition.  Again, can't show, as there is now a judging to be done in June.
However, the above is for another challenge (sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all that I enter!) - Qld Quilters Art Quilt group (2QAQ) has a challenge - home - it can be anything, 3D, canvas, mixed media, quilt  - we're not limited & so I finished the piece I started in a Ro Bruhn workshop in Adelaide last year - put it over canvas & just have to add the cord to be able to hang it. Just happy it's finished!!!!
2QAQ sold 30 blank canvases to 2Q members & asked that they put something on it to sell in Galleries where SOTA is exhibited - funds go towards SOTA expenses.  This is my offering & will be seen at Boonah Regional Art Gallery in June this year along with other canvases and the SOTA exhibition of 34 pieces.  We hope people will be enthused to buy these reasonably priced art works.