Evolution, Change, Challenge: Wild Lupins #2

Evolution, Change, Challenge – A Contemporary Quilt, an exhibition of contemporary quilts runs from 28 August – 8 September at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery.  It includes my artwork: Wild Lupins #2: 100 x 70cm The ancient progenitors of lupins appeared in the Cretaceous period in Laurasia and the species has been evolving ever since. My… Read More →

Watching Grass Grow

The current project on my design wall is intended as a potential entry for the SAQA exhibition Concrete & Grasslands that opens for registration from 1-30 September 2015.* (If I can get it done in time, I might also submit it for the Gosford Art Prize that closes on 14 September.) The Concrete & Grasslands… Read More →

Signs of Spring

It’s coming up 15 years since we bought our home here at Copacabana and over 11 years since we moved here full time.  Yet I am still making new discoveries.  This is the first time that I have properly noticed the wild clematis and bells flowers in the dunes.  Signs of spring:              … Read More →

World Quilt Competition 2015: Australian Prize Winners

19 Australian quilts feature in the World Quilt Competition 2015 and Australia is well-represented in the World Quilt Prize Winners Gallery 2015. Congratulations to: Best of Country (Australia): Belinda Betts Data Garden Best Machine Workmanship (Innovative): Sue de Vanny Tram Route No 10 Third Prize (Innovative): Lois Parish-Evans Leafy Sea Dragon Honourable Mention (Innovative): Neroli… Read More →

Greetings from Canberra

The Hume highway to Canberra was abloom with yellow wattle: The temperature dropped to -5C overnight. An iced up windscreen to remind us we are not in coastal Copacabana anymore: Not that we’re complaining about the weather. Sun, blue skies and no wind: And I got to see my artwork on exhibition ( view the 2015… Read More →

Golden Textures of Australia at Festival of Quilts

Thank you to curator Jenny Bacon for arranging the exhibition of Golden Textures of Australia at Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK 6-9 August 2015.  This exhibit includes my work Dreamlines #5: Allagai Waves from my Dreamlines series. This work is inspired by the view from my studio.  I  wrote two posts about the process of… Read More →

Canberra Quilters’ Exhibition 2015

This weekend, I will be setting off down the Hume highway to the national capital for the 2015 Canberra Quilters’ Exhibition. The show opens today, Thursday 6 August and runs until Sunday 9 August from 10am-4.30pm daily. I am looking forward to the premiere outing of Galah Gala, the latest work in my Flying Colours series… Read More →

Blindsided by Glaucoma

I didn’t see it coming.  I’ve lived with myopia for a long time now.  It was first detected when I was ten and I was caught reading my neighbour’s notes in a maths test.  I wasn’t cheating, I just couldn’t see the blackboard clearly.  There followed a predictable parade of eyeglasses.  I didn’t always make… Read More →

Looking Up!

I’ve been spending a great deal of one-on-one time with my computer lately. As a co-convenor of the Judging Education Pilot Program of The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc, I am preparing for our upcoming session on judging and reviewing textile art.   We have a full day in store including: a presentation by Judy Hooworth… Read More →

Art Quilt Australia: Closing Date 7 August 2015

All textile and mixed media artists are invited to submit entries for Art Quilt Australia 2015 presented by Ozquilt Network Inc and the National Wool Museum. Here are some key details: you don’t have to be a current OZQN member (if you reside in NewZealand or  Australia); you can submit up to three entries; there is… Read More →