Karkalla: AQC Challenge 2017

Today the Australasian Quilt Convention 2017 opens in Melbourne and I am delighted that my artwork Karkalla features as a finalist in the AQC Challenge Made in Australia: Flora and Fauna. Karkalla aka pig face (carpobrotus rossii) is a succulent coastal groundcover plant native to Australia. From late spring into summer, it forms a vibrant… Read More →

Join me at Festival of Quilts (UK): 10-13 August 2017

I look forward to meeting up with European textile enthusiasts at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham from 10-13 August 2017.  Most of the time, you will find me in the gallery with a matter of time. I will also be giving the following presentations: Driven to Abstraction: Friday 12.30 (45 minutes Lecture) Brenda creates… Read More →

Tutorial: How to Attach Textile Art to a Stretched Canvas

This tutorial show one method for attaching your textile art to a stretched canvas in a way that allows for the work to be easily removed later if desired. Experiment and see what works for you.  There are many options available. Background For a while now I have been wanting to try mounting my small… Read More →

Embellish: Australian Outback Inspiration

My artwork Canberra: Meeting Place features as a project in issue 128 of Embellish magazine celebrating the inspiration of the Australian Outback. Learn how to make your own version using karamatsu (stitched resist) shibori techniques. The magazine goes on sale this week and is available  in both print and digital format from Artwear Publications. Canberra:… Read More →

Reflections Exhibition by Maryte Collard

For over a year now, I have been working  one-on-one with Maryte Collard from Lithuania as part of the Studio Art Quilts Associates Mentorship Program.* One of Maryte’s core goals was to create a body of work with a distinctive voice. She has worked diligently on this goal and you can see some of the… Read More →

Australia Wide Five Opens Today

Australia Wide Five is a juried, touring exhibition showcasing the artwork of Ozquilt Network members. The exhibition will be launched tonight at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries  and runs at this venue until Sunday 6 November 2016 before continuing on tour until 2018.  Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is open daily from 10am-4pm and entry is… Read More →

A new project: Serendipity at Copacabana

As the focus of my studio practice has moved to larger works, I have found myself missing the playfulness, exploration and productivity of regularly creating smaller works such as the Twelve by Twelve international art quilt challenge. I’ve also missed having stuff to share on this blog. (Marathon stitching sessions don’t lend themselves to sharing… Read More →

2016 SAQA Benefit Auction Opens

The annual benefit auction is the signature fundraising event for Studio Art Quilt Associates*. Your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach. The 2016 SAQA Benefit Auction begins at 2pm EDT on 16 September with Diamond Day bidding – an… Read More →

SAQA Oceania Blog Hop 2016: Wild Lupins #4

Welcome to everyone joining me for the Oceania Collection Blog Hop where 16 members of Studio Art Quilts Associates* from the Oceania region share background to their artwork featured in the to the  2016 SAQA Benefit Auction. Wild Lupins #4 A true citizen of Oceania, I grew up in New Zealand and now live in… Read More →

Buda Contemporary Textiles Exhibition 2016

Buda Historic Home hosts its 5th biennial contemporary textiles exhibition from 27 August to 10 September 2016. Over 45 textile creations from around Australia will be on display including my two works Grasslands: Prairie and Galah Gala. In addition, an exhibition of antique sewing boxes and accessories will be showing in the historic house. The… Read More →