This time last week, the Laundry King and I were bunkering down during the superstorm.  Our home faces south and was exposed to the full force of gales and the driving rain.  The pole house shook violently (bringing dreams of sailing on the high seas in an 18th century barque); large pane windows creaked ominously; […]

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?


Do you have a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device with internet access?  A lot of people do.  Global web traffic from mobile devices is on the rise and, in the United States, the majority of digital media consumption now takes place in mobile apps (see Comscore report). Google highlighted how Mobile-friendly sites turn visitors […]

A little colour


The foyer at Gosford Regional Gallery is a splendid exhibition space.  Yesterday was set up day for the Living Colour exhibition (18 April – 27 May 2015).   Look how colour and textile art can transform plain walls! (View more installation photos here.) Today I am speaking with the volunteer and gallery guide team.  Then it’s […]

Order Restored

Order Restored

After 6+ weeks of kitchen renovations, and having to cart dishes downstairs to the laundry*, it is so good to have an operational kitchen sink and a new shiny one at that. *where does one find a scullery maid in 2015 apart from Downton Abbey?

Red and White Quilt in Progress


Embracing the international love affair with red and white quilts, the Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc has a special Red and White category in the upcoming members’ exhibition at Glebe Island (17-21 June 2015).  I understand that there are over 100 quilts entered into this category and one of them is mine.  Or at least, […]

Invitation: Living Colour exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery


My key goals in curating the Living Colour! travelling textile art exhibition is to showcase the rich medium of textiles and share this experience with a broader audience, not just committed textile enthusiasts.  I am delighted that Living Colour! tours next to Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, Australia from 18 April – 27 May 2015.  Come […]

1000 Quilt Inspirations

1000 Quilt Inspirations

1000 Quilt Inspirations: Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Modern, and Art Quilts (affiliate link) is a new book by Dr Sandra Sider (independent curator and former president of Studio Art Quilt Associates) and published by Quarry Books. This is not a how to book but a 320 page visual reference of patterns, colour and […]

Lest We Forget – Honour the Fallen


Inspiration may have come too late for the AQC True Blue challenge (see Staying True), but I managed to submit an entry for the Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge. My work will appear in a mosaic of more than 100 quilts that will premier at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne from 16-19 April 2015. […]

In my own backyard


Last weekend it was my pleasure to have Lisa Call come to stay.  The weather was off to a promising start but, by the time Lisa arrived in the early evening, the southerly had rolled in.  Conditions were not favourable for our planned hike but we did get to look out from some local vantage points; explore […]

Upcoming Workshop:Logs and Ladders with Queensland Quilters

Logs & Ladders: Building with Improvisation

I invite you to join me for my upcoming workshop with Queensland Quilters on 23 and 24 May 2015: Logs & Ladders:  Building with Improvisation:  Build your own composition with improvisational units – log cabins, ladders and more. Learn freeform cutting without rulers or templates; how to join irregular blocks; and the effective use of […]