Discovering America: Chicago

It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We’ve got a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it! (The Blues Brothers) For over 20 years I have been a regular visitor to Chicago O’Hare but I had never ventured beyond the airport.  We were determined to change this… Read More →

Discovering America: Charleston and Savannah

After Boston, we headed south to Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia.  Both cities are flat, situated on rivers and have colourful histories.  We walked extensively but I didn’t take many photos to share. Charleston is sometimes called the “Holy City” due to the concentration of churches in the historic district. Here are a couple… Read More →

More from Boston

We arrived at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum before it was open.  Still it was no hardship to kill 30 minutes in the adjoining Fenway parklands in the autumn sun.             We both really enjoyed the special exhibit Ornament & Illusion: Carlo Crevelli of Venice including St George Slaying the Dragon.  The  interactive Ornament & Illusion gives… Read More →

Secret Women’s Business: Every Woman Bleeds

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2015 – History, Her Story  is a collaborative program between the Tasmanian Quilting Guild & the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.  The exhibition opened at Narryna Heritage Museum in Hobart last night and continues until 22 November 2015. It features 17 contemporary art quilts exploring the title theme: At first… Read More →

Discovering America: Boston

I have lost count of how many times I have travelled to the United States.  I have strong connections to this country. My first trip was in 1983 as an exchange student to Washington State bringing several return trips to visit host families and friends in the Pacific  Northwest.  A few years later, I made… Read More →

a matter of time reminder: entries close 15 January 2016

Calling all textile artists! It’s not too late. I would love to include your work in my next touring exhibition – a matter of time. The closing date is 15 January 2016 via the online entry form. The size is 100x40cm (HxW). It’s free to enter and you only pay an administration fee if your… Read More →

Art Quilt Australia 2015

The Art Quilt Australia 2015 and Australia Wide Four exhibitions opened at the National Wool Museum in Geelong last night and continue until 13 December 2015. I couldn’t be there in person but Neroli Henderson kindly sent me this photo of my two entries Wild Lupins #2 and Flying Colours: Galah Gala pictured with works… Read More →

One Step Further 2015

The 2015 One Step Further exhibition opened last night, 22 October, at Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria and continues on exhibition until 7 December.  I am delighted that it includes the latest work in my Wildflowers series – High Country Lupins #4 (78x81cm): This work is made from luscious Oliver Twist Felt Trios: I used a… Read More →

Budgies Uncaged in China

Blue Mallee Ringneck is not the only bird-inspired artwork of mine flying around this week! Budgies Uncaged flew to China to be part of an special exhibit of Australian works curated by Sue Dennis for the inaugural International Patchwork Invitational Tournament and Patchwork Arts Show in Beijing.  Here’s a photo of my work next to… Read More →

Colour Collision: 2015 Guild Challenge

The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc holds an annual challenge.  The collection premieres at the annual general meeting in October and then tours for two years as a suitcase exhibition.  It’s been a long time since I participated in the Guild Challenge but this year I realised that I already had a work that fitted… Read More →