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 →

Remembering Fromelles – 100 years

On 19 July 1916, the  Battle of Fromelles opened on the Western Front.  Within 14 hours, 5500 Australian casualties, 1900 dead.   Lest we forget. The discovery, recovery and identification of the fallen soldiers was the inspiration for my Twelve by Twelve identity-themed work – Lost & Found at Fromelles.

Karen Kay Buckley Australia Website

Here is the new website for Karen Kay Buckley Australia, distributor of Karen Kay Buckley products in Australia and New Zealand. Wendy was looking for a new portal for her wholesale customers and a fresh new design showcasing the range of Karen Kay Buckley products including Perfect Scissors, Perfect Circles and Perfect Adjustable Rulers. To… Read More →

Serendipity Workshops at Grampian Textures 2017

Textile retreats are a fantastic way to make new friends and develop new skills and I am excited to be part of the tutor team for Grampian Textures 2017 at Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park, Western Victoria from 18-23 March 2017. (I’ve never been to this part of the country but I hear… Read More →

Out and About: Mount Penang Gardens

Combine a glorious day with family visiting from overseas and it was time to go exploring. After discharging our civic duty and voting in the federal election (complete with sausage sizzle), we headed to the newly opened Gosford Classic Car Museum and then onto Mount Penang Gardens. The gardens are set in 8 hectares and are divided into… Read More →

A matter of time at Queanbeyan until 16 July

a matter of time has its first gallery outing at The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia: 28 June-16 July 2016 (closed Sundays). The laundry King and I are heading down the Hume Highway today to attend the exhibition opening from 5.30pm.  This will be the only time I present my curator floor talk at… Read More →

Meet the Teacher at the Sydney Quilt Show

Sunday 26 June is the last day of the Sydney Quilt Show and I am pleased to be part of the “Meet the Teacher” program in the QuiltNSW exhibition area:  10am-12 noon: Lynn Hewitt (Finishing Your Quilt) and Shirley Gibson (Hand Quilting); and 2-4pm: Jan Foster (Machine Quilting) and Brenda Gael Smith (Creating with Felt). Catching… Read More →

Sydney Quilt Show 2016

While others may celebrate the winter solstice, my mid-year rituals and celebrations centre around the Sydney Quilt Show, a members’ exhibition presented by QuiltNSW.  The show opens today at Glebe Island and I will be there.  Please say hello if you see me! Four of my works will be on display. Flying Colours: Blue Mallee… Read More →