Storing and Conserving Textiles


One of the highlights of attending the Ozquilt Network conference in Adelaide last month was the opportunity to visit ArtLab Australia.  The 50 minute tour included a range of projects such as painting restoration, gilding, photographic and paper works and marble scupture repairs but our primary focus was textiles conservation. Principal Textile Conservator, Kristin Phillips […]

Emerging from the Fog

Copacabana Sea Mist

Yesterday, Copacabana was shrouded in sea mist.  Very reminiscent of San Francisco, only the air and water temperatures were much warmer.  This photo shows it starting to burn off. And for the past few days, the Serendipity Studio, has been covered by a technological fog – the kind that hovers around setting up a new […]

Invitation to Dreaming in Colour Exhibition: Grenfell, NSW


Grenfell is an historic gold mining town in the central west of New South Wales.  I’ve stopped by to admire its heritage streetscape, and uphold a tradition of visiting country bakeries when travelling with the Laundry King,  on a couple of occasions. Now there is another reason to put Grenfell on your touring itinerary this […]

French Knots and Other Things


This week’s mail brought two printed panels from Dijanne Cevaal.  Following the popular Sentinelles Project,  Dijanne has set up the Medieval Project inspired by the figures on the Royal Portal at Chartres Cathedral and the  Lady and the Unicorn tapestry in the Cluny Musee in Paris.  I am looking forward to adding colour to these […]

Lupine Inspiration


I have been making lupine-inspired works since 2010 when I made Lupins for the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay challenge: PurpleYellow.  The series has developed with ever increasing complexity: My goal is to now work on a larger scale.  This part of my work for the biennial exhibition Golden Textures  is approximately 80x70cm (HxW) but there’s […]

Back in the Studio with Colour


After two busy months of travel, adventures and admin gumpf, it is good to be back at the design wall and sewing machine. I am making a start on my work for the golden Textures exhibition continuing my exploration of wild lupine. The exhibition will be comprised of 34 contemporary textile works by 25 artists. […]

Quilts=Art=Quilts 2014

I am delighted Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius is one of 77 works juried into Quilts=Art=Quilts 2014 at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York from 2 November 2014 -7 January 2015.  The gallery has posted images on the QAQ2014 Prize Winners. There is also a slideshow/video.  Congratulations to the prize winners including fellow […]

Technology Talk: Sydney 8 November


My presentation Technology & Your Creative Practice was well-received at the Ozquilt Network forum last weekend. If you couldn’t get to Adelaide, I will be giving another presentation to the Quilt Study Group of NSW at the Glover Cottages in the Rocks in Sydney at 2pm, Saturday 8 November. All welcome. (Guild members $5 and […]

Planning Ahead: Australasian Quilt Convention 2015


The Australasian Quilt Convention is the premier event in the Australian quilting calendar.  There is always a great selection of quilts on display; the opportunity to take classes with leading Australian and international tutors; and the buzz of catching up with old friends and new.  Bookings for classes at AQC 2015 open today, 28 October […]

Neptune’s Necklace #2


Tonight is the opening of Australia Wide Four, a juried exhibition of members’ work presented by Ozquilt Network Inc. I am delighted that my work Neptune’s Necklace #2 (40x40cm) was selected. The exhibition runs at Gallery M in Adelaide until 21 November 2014 and continues on tour until mid-2016. Alternatively, you can view the exhibition […]