Australia Wide Five Opens Today

Australia Wide Five is a juried, touring exhibition showcasing the artwork of Ozquilt Network members. The exhibition will be launched tonight at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries  and runs at this venue until Sunday 6 November 2016 before continuing on tour until 2018.  Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is open daily from 10am-4pm and entry is… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Join Me!

Thank you to everyone who has been so encouraging about my new weekly art project.  I am really excited about it.  If you would like to join me in this creative endeavour, here’s the framework: Make a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration. Define… Read More →

A new project: Serendipity at Copacabana

As the focus of my studio practice has moved to larger works, I have found myself missing the playfulness, exploration and productivity of regularly creating smaller works such as the Twelve by Twelve international art quilt challenge. I’ve also missed having stuff to share on this blog. (Marathon stitching sessions don’t lend themselves to sharing… Read More →

2016 SAQA Benefit Auction Opens

The annual benefit auction is the signature fundraising event for Studio Art Quilt Associates*. Your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach. The 2016 SAQA Benefit Auction begins at 2pm EDT on 16 September with Diamond Day bidding – an… Read More →

Register Now for New Zealand National Quilt Symposium 2017

I am thrilled to be part of the teaching faculty for the New Zealand National Quilt Symposium in Christchurch from 5-10 October 2017. There is a fantastic line up of Australian, New Zealand and international tutors covering everything from traditional quilts to modern quilts and contemporary textile art. Five day master classes with Lisa Call… Read More →

SAQA Oceania Blog Hop 2016: Wild Lupins #4

Welcome to everyone joining me for the Oceania Collection Blog Hop where 16 members of Studio Art Quilts Associates* from the Oceania region share background to their artwork featured in the to the  2016 SAQA Benefit Auction. Wild Lupins #4 A true citizen of Oceania, I grew up in New Zealand and now live in… Read More →

The Twelves: Where Are They Now?

Nine years ago today, I embarked on the creative, collaborative adventure with the Twelve by Twelve: International Art Quilt Challenge. Where are the Twelves now? Find out in this series of blog posts starting with Diane Perin:

Buda Contemporary Textiles Exhibition 2016

Buda Historic Home hosts its 5th biennial contemporary textiles exhibition from 27 August to 10 September 2016. Over 45 textile creations from around Australia will be on display including my two works Grasslands: Prairie and Galah Gala. In addition, an exhibition of antique sewing boxes and accessories will be showing in the historic house. The… Read More →

Kelp Pods

This weekend I am teaching at Ballina on the a North Coast of New South Wales. It means I am missing the Canberra Quilters exhibition but, thanks to a fellow quilter covering my roster duty for me, I still have a work in display.  Kelp Pods is the latest work in my Marine series.  It measures 106x84cm… Read More →

Selection for Australia Wide Five

As a curator, I understand the challenges in planning and administering an exhibition especially a touring exhibition covering multiple venues.  That’s why I value the exhibition opportunities offered by Ozquilt Network Inc, Australia’s organisation for art quilters. Neptune’s Necklace #2 (40x40cm) is back from its 10-stop tour with Australia Wide Four and last week I… Read More →