European Patchwork Meeting 2014


As curator of Australia Quilts, the extra-European guest country of honour exhibition at the 20th Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/ European Patchwork Meeting, and one of the members of the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay challenge, naturally my priority was to attend these exhibitions and be available to provide additional background for viewers.  And boy was it […]

Last Day in France

Packed! Australia Quilts

At the conclusion of the European Patchwork Meeting on Sunday evening, we packed up the Australia Quilts exhibit. Thanks to assistance from my husband The Laundry King and Françoise, it took less than an hour.  Quilts have a habit of expanding once released from their packaging.  Miraculously, we managed to fit them all back into […]

En route


After a fabulous time at the European Patchwork Meeting, the Laundry King are on our way back to Australia. The wifi at our B&B was pretty flaky (and non-existent for the last 24 hours) so I have been offline. Not that there has been much time for blogging anyway. Here is a quick selection of […]

Australia Quilts Opening Day


The Australia Quilts exhibition is delighting viewers at the European Patchwork Meeting. I am so proud to represent Australian textile artists in this exhibition. And I give thanks to my French teachers from High School : Ian Butterworth, Jon Ackroyd, Louise Price Mabbett and Hilary Lamb

Australia Quilts Installation Day


Today was HUGE. Two exhibitions/178 quilts to install at the 20th European Patchwork Meeting. You can read about the installation of Twelve by Twelve Colourplay over in the Twelve by Twelve blog. This post will focus on Australia Quilts – exceptional quilts from the Great Southern Land. When we arrived at Place des Tisserands, a […]

Photos from Paris


On this trip to Paris, we decided to stay in Montmartre. This is the view up the street of our hotel: We could have booked a room with a distant view of the Eiffel Tower but those rooms only had a bath, no shower. The rooftop view from our room was quite satisfactory: And on […]

The West Country


Our last days in England continued an agreeable pattern of driving, walking, exploring, and eating. These swans were in Worcester where there is a network of canals (although this is the river): We enjoyed our audio tour of the Royal Worcester Museum including commentary from Henry and Lars from Antique Roadshow. All of the audio […]

Progressions Exhibition, Toowoomba: 13 September-9 November

The Progressions  8th juried textile art exhibition is on display at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery from 13 September-9 November 2014  with an official opening at 2pm Sunday 14 September.  Click on the invitation for more details: I have two works in this exhibition: Thank you to the Darling Downs Textile Art Group for providing me […]

Patterns and Textures


Here are some patterns and textures that have caught my eye in England. I especially like the window shadowplay on the mound of apple bins:



Sunday was a glorious day. We had planned to climb Worcester Beacon that day but didn’t fancy tangling with the thousands of VW combi vans converging at Malvern Three Counties camping ground for BusFest. Instead, we went for a five mile ramble around our local countryside. Conveniently, the Lord Nelson pub was situated mid-route. Here […]