Changing Sentinels


For the Twelve by Twelve BrownSageBlue Colourplay challenge, I made Copacabana Sentinels, a piece depicting the two tall Norfolk pines next to the Copacabana Surf Life Saving Club that are a local landmark:   Fast forward four years (is it really that long?!), and the view from my studio is changing.  One of the trees was […]

Staying True


True Blue, the theme of the 2015 AQC Challenge, was announced months ago.  If you are not familiar with this term, according to the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the Australian National University, it has its origins in the medieval period when the colour blue was the symbol of loyalty, constancy, faithfulness, and truth; does […]

World Quilt Competition 2015: Call for Entries

World Quilt Competition Call for Entries

In my capacity as Australian Coordinator for the World Quilt Competition, I invite Australian quilters to enter the 2015 contest.*  Entries can be submitted online, by e-mail or by post. The closing date for entries is 18 May 2015. If you have ever wanted to share your quilts internationally, this is a great opportunity to […]

High Country Lupins #3


The Golden Textures biennial contemporary art quilt exhibition opens at Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria tomorrow 21 February and continues until  5 April 2015.  Gallery hours 10am-4pm Thursday-Sunday. The exhibition is curated by Jenny Bacon and features works by the following artists: Alison Schwabe                          Antonia Valentine                       Ann Halden Anna Brown                                Alvena Hall                                   Brenda Gael […]

Join me in Cobargo?


The South Coast & Country Quilters are holding their annual retreat at Cobargo on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales on the weekend of 7 and 8 March 2015. I will be there teaching Serendipity Circles and The Modern X.  Other tutors at the gathering include Jennifer Corkish, Amanda Daly, Kathy Doughty, Michelle […]

Ozquilt Network Exhibitions

Australia Wide Four at Queanbeyan

As a curator and exhibition administrator, I have some insights into what’s involved in organising a major exhibition.  I value the exhibition opportunities offered by Ozquilt Network Inc and their focus on raising the profile and status of art quilters, art quilts and art quilt making in Australia. It is wonderful to be part of […]

Sydney Quilt Show Entry Form Now Online!


As an advocate of online entry forms* I am delighted that The Quilters’ Guild of NSW offers its members an online entry option for the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show: LINK TO SYDNEY QUILT SHOW ONLINE ENTRY FORM The goal is to streamline the data collection process and to make it as easy as possible for […]

A Garden Day


On my last day in New Zealand, I took an excursion to the Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manurewa with my mother and grandmother – three generations of first born daughters.  The rose gardens were a little past their prime but still full of colour.  Appropriately, this floribunda variety is called My Mum: And there were […]

Curator in Action


Thank you to everyone, including my family, who joined me last night for the opening of Living Colour! at Northart Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. The gallery installed the works beautifully. The exhibition continues until 11 February and the gallery is open daily from 10am-4pm (closed Waitangi Day). Here are some photos from my floor […]

Invitation to Living Colour at NorthArt Gallery

Living Colour @ NorthArt

In all the excitement of Quilt Symposium Manawatu, did you miss out on seeing the Living Colour! exhibition? Well, if you live in Auckland or Northland, you get another opportunity. Living  Colour! will be on display at Northart Gallery, Northcote Shopping Centre, Auckland, New Zealand: Wednesday 29 January – 11 February 2015.  Gallery hours: 10am […]