Studio News

Issue #26 of Down Under Textiles magazine is  now on sale. It includes an article where I have gathered my thought and share insights into my Weekly Art Project. The article includes key tips for: setting parameters gathering inspiration designing making record keeping If you missed the profile article, thoughtfully written by Erica Spinks, in… Read More →

Quilters Companion Profile – In the Studio

Look out for Quilters Companion Issue 78 (March/April 2016)that, amongst other good things, includes a five page profile article In the Studio with Brenda Gael Smith.  The article is thoughtfully written by Erica Spinks and features lots of great photos of me and my creative space. I am indebted to editor Clare Mooney for inviting… Read More →

1000 Quilt Inspirations

1000 Quilt Inspirations: Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Modern, and Art Quilts (affiliate link) is a new book by Dr Sandra Sider (independent curator and former president of Studio Art Quilt Associates) and published by Quarry Books. This is not a how to book but a 320 page visual reference of patterns, colour and… Read More →

International Spotlight:Beneath the Southern Sky

Thank you! to everyone who joined me at Gosford Regional Gallery on Saturday for my final curator floor for the Beneath the Southern Sky exhibition. On a quick count, I have presented more than 30 curator floor talks.  I really enjoy sharing extra insights into the exhibition and receiving questions and feedback from viewers. The… Read More →

Back Cover Girl

Have you ever read Textile Fibre Forum magazine? It features all kinds of textile and fibre art, with a focus on Australia. The current issue includes an article about the AUSTRALIA WIDE THREE exhibition presented by Ozquilt Network Inc and part of my Wild Lupins is shown on the back cover.

Featured in Art Quilting Studio Summer 2013

Some of my karamatsu, circle stitched resist shibori work is featured in the magazine Art Quilting Studio Summer 2013 that goes on sale on 1 June. My contributor copy is still making its way across the Pacific, I can’t wait to see the other articles inside! Detailed tutorials for various shibori techniques are available on… Read More →

Colourplay in Down Under Textiles

Look out for the Colourplay article in Issue No 10 of Down Under Textiles magazine: The articles runs to five pages and includes this photo of my Wild Lupins quilt from the PurpleYellow challenge:

Modern Quilts: Improvising Using Stacks of Solids

Today, 12/12/12, is an exciting day for me as my instructional DVD Improvising Using Stacks of Solids goes on sale with the special issue of Modern Quilts by Quilters Companion. My project, Revolutions is a modern spin on a traditional block. On the DVD, I take you through the process of colour and fabric selection;… Read More →

End of the Rainbow

Today is my last appearance as guest artist at the Craft and Sewing Show. Leave a comment letting me know your favourite colour and your name will go into a draw to win a selection if hand dyed fabrics. DRAW CLOSED

Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show Day 2

Here are some of the results from the dyeing session in the Serendipity studio at the Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show yesterday. There are just two days left in my guest artist assignment. Come along and say hello! If that is not possible, I invite you to leave a comment telling me your favourite colour… Read More →