Churn Dash Top Completed

Churn Dash Top

This week I have been engrossed in preparations for upcoming assignments: wrangling quilts and customs formalities for Australia Quilts at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/ European Patchwork Meeting;  formatting bilingual signage for Twelve by Twelve Colourplay for France;  collecting images and case studies for my copyright presentation for Victorian Quilters the and so on. I […]

More Churn Dash in Progress


Today I am working on joining all of these together: Unless, of course, I get distracted by a passing whale. Here’s a low bandwidth, unedited video from yesterday:

Churn Dash in Progress


I am over two thirds of the way making churn dash blocks for my current baby quilt project. This is a preliminary layout but, just looking at this photo, I can see that several blocks need to be moved around. Photographing work in progress is so useful! I am not the only one with a […]

Why large quilts should be shipped in boxes

Torn 2

Between collecting 18 quilts for the World Quilt Competition and curating 34 artworks for the Australia Quilts exhibition at upcoming European Patchwork Meeting, it’s like quilt central around here.  My exercise regime has been enhanced with weight training as I trudge skip up the steep hill from the post office with at least one quilt […]

Dreaming in Colour: The Jury’s Decision

Last month I shared with you, in more or less real time, The Process of Creating Dreaming in Colour – my entry for for the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/ European Patchwork Meeting 2014 contest- Imagine.   I was drawn to this contest not for the substantial prize money on offer but the opportunity to have my work […]

Churn Dash Baby Quilt Under Way


When I made my first baby quilt, I had so much fun choosing my fabrics that I ended up with enough fat quarters to make several quilts. Fourteen years ago and nothing much has changed.  My sister found this happy backing fabric (Happi by Dena™ with  FreeSpirit) at Donna’s Quilt Studio in New Zealand: As […]

Petite Red Dot


Petite Miniature Textiles,  at Wangaratta Art Gallery, is a biennial showcase of textile art by artists from across Australia, all sized under 30x30x30cm. This year’s exhibition is comprised of 116 artworks by 99 artists that will be on display until 27 July 2014.  Many of the works can also be viewed on the Wangaratta Art […]

Serendipity Workshops at Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2015

I vividly recall attending my first New Zealand quilt symposium in Christchurch in 2003.  I signed up for five days of classes and attended every lecture, exhibition and associated event that I could possibly fit into my schedule.  It was exhilarating.  A stimulating, quilting event organised by quilters (on a voluntary basis) for quilters. So […]

Colour & Light at the Sydney Quilt Show


The 2014 Sydney Quilt Show is under way at the new exhibition facility at Glebe Island. This is the view from the Guild’s “office” area:

Sydney Quilt Show 2014 Prize Winners’ Gallery

In addition to the fun job of putting together the online gallery of prize winning quilts , it was my honour to be one of three judges for the 2014 Sydney Quilt Show. (My co-judges were Mary Hitchens and Kim McLean.) We were presented with a wonderful collection of over 400 quilts. Congratulations to ALL […]