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 […]

Take Me to the River


At the conclusion of my last class at Quilt Symposium Manawatu, my father whisked me away to Tongaporutu in the Taranaki region. The drive was 3 1/2+ hours and I was keen for us to arrive before sundown.  We just made it.Tongaporutu is a small settlement at the mouth a river by the same name […]

Living Colour Floor Talk 20 January at 12.30pm

Living Colour at quilt Symposiu

It’s Day 4 of Quilt Symposium Manawatu and I am having a blast! Living Colour artists, Betty Busby and Charlotte Scott, and I are presenting a Living Colour floor talk at Te Manawa gallery from 12.30-1pm. All welcome!

Serendipity at Quilt Symposium Manawatu


I am so excited to be back in my homeland as a tutor and exhibitor at in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Today is registration day and the tutor team got to set up their classrooms and make sure all the technology and facilities are ready to go. Here’s a peek at my teaching samples for […]

Galah Quilting

Galah Quilting in Progress

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my last post about my Galah composition. I was keen to make it bigger along the lines of the mock up photo. However, I didn’t have a supply of dusky pink fabric to execute this idea so stopped at 25 galah units – approximately 30x30ins. Now it’s stitching […]

Galah Greys


One of the reasons that I wanted to augment my stash of grey hued fabrics was so that I could make a new work in my Flying Colours series inspired by the galah, a pink cockatoo.   I started out with a nine patch version but I think it’s going to grow: It could even turn […]

Living Colour! in New Zealand


I am looking forward to touring with Living Colour! as it travels to two New Zealand galleries in January 2015: Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand in conjunction with Quilt Symposium Manawatu, 15-21 January 2015; and Northart Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand: Wednesday 28 January (opening 6pm) – 11 February 2015. Gallery hours: 10am – 4pm […]

Blending Neutrals


Now my stash of neutrals has been replenished, I have been playing around with some online palette generators.  Browns can show up in some surprising places! Big Huge Labs Palette Generator DeGraeve Palette Generator CSS Drive Image to Palette Generator Adobe Kuler Image to Palette Generator