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 […]

Wandering around Wellington


While the city lived up to its “windy Wellington” moniker, and temperatures were in the low teens, we did have a clear, sunny day to explore.  This is Oriental Bay with tiered wooden villas on the hillside – quintessentially Wellington: And, of course, we strolled around the Beehive and Parliament Buildings:I was keen to go […]

A mountain climb


I am taking a little time out from the studio, kitchen renovations and quilt show administration.  It was my mother’s birthday on the weekend and her birthday wish was to climb to the crater on Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand with family and friends.  Cyclone Pam was looming off the coast but we encountered fair conditions. […]

Call for entries: Art Quilt Australia 2015


Upcoming exhibition opportunity, with over $6000 in prize value, open to Australian and New Zealand textile artists and Ozquilt Network members worldwide.  See the Ozquilt Network website for more information. 

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 […]