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 →

Secret Women’s Business: The Back Story

This Queens Birthday Weekend (10-13 June 2016) the finalists in the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2015 -History, Her Story are on exhibition at Gallery Parnella (10am-4pm), St Helens, Tasmania in conjunction with the Bay of Fires Art Festival.  My contribution, Secret Women’s Business: Every Woman Bleeds, is part of the exhibition.  Here is an installation… Read More →

Petite Miniature Textiles 2016

Petite Miniature Textiles, a biennial exhibition presented by Wangaratta Art Gallery, opens today 4 June 2016 and runs through to 17 July 2016. The exhibition features more than 130 contemporary textiles from artists from across Australia including my artworks Dyad#2 and High Country Lupins #3: Each work in the exhibition is no larger than 30x30x30cm… Read More →

Pohutukawa Gifts

A strong Kiwiana theme emerged in my recent birthday gifts. Here’s a pohutukawa grouping: a felt needlecase kit from The Embroiderer; a sconce-like wall design comprised of six pieces that challenged my spatial perception skills as I put it together; and a beautiful titanium pohutukawa leaf pendant that fits reassuringly in my hand and is… Read More →

Introducing Maryte Collard

In August 2015 , I signed up as a mentor for SAQA’s new Mentorship Program. Since then I have been working one-on-one with Maryte Collard from Lithuania.  As a developing artist, Maryte set herself three core goals: to create a body of work with a distinctive voice; to identify exhibition opportunities to share her work… Read More →

Snapshots from New Zealand

Back in August 2015, I grabbed some very reasonable airfares that were on sale. Fast forward and we are now celebrating my birthday in New Zealand. Amongst other things, I got to join my two favourite lions (niece and nephew) at the zoo: Walk around my old neighbourhood in Point Chevalier and nearby suburbs: I… Read More →

Call for Entries: Golden Textures 2017

This month I have had two artworks on display in international exhibitions.  Dreamlines #5: Allagai Waves was at the Quilt Expo en Beaujolais and High Country Lupins #3 is showing at Art Quilt Elements 2016 at the Wayne Art Center in Philadelphia until 30 April 2016.  What do these two works have in common?  They… Read More →

Ozquilt Network Exhibition Opportunities

There I was, scrolling through my Facebook feeds when a tiny thumbnail caught my eye. The image looked very familar. I clicked to enlarge and discovered that my artwork is featured on the cover of  issue 23 of Down Under Textiles magazine. What a surprise and thrill! Wild Lupins #2 was made for the QuiltNSW… Read More →

Call for Entries: World Quilt Competition 2016

Share your artwork on the international stage, and let someone else look after logistics, shipping, customs and insurance!  Australian entries for the World Quilt Competition 2016 close on Monday, 16 May 2016. Accepted entries will premiere at the World Quilt New England  (18-20 August 2016) and tour to other Mancuso shows in the United States. Entries… Read More →