New Zealand Quilt Symposium Update

I am looking forward to judging, teaching, speaking and exhibiting at Quilt Symposium in Christchurch from 5-10 October 2017. It’s not too late for you to be part of the fun! Preferential enrolment has closed but you can still sign up for Symposium lectures, classes and events including two of my workshops: The Modern X… Read More →

Serendipity Studio Newsletter: 7 Steps for a Creative 2017

Take a look at  the latest issue of the Serendipity Studio Newsletter where I share 7 steps for a creative 2017 and other news and happenings. 1 January is just two weeks away. It’s a great time to review your accomplishments in 2016 (small and large) and to set intention for the new year ahead…. Read More →

Serendipity Workshops at NZ National Quilting Symposium 2017

I invite you to join me for a workshop at the NZ National Quilt Symposium in Christchurch, 6-10 October 2017. The registration book was posted out this week and the full listing of classes is now available online. Register for Symposium now so as to secure the lowest possible registration number and to optimise your… Read More →

Register Now for New Zealand National Quilt Symposium 2017

I am thrilled to be part of the teaching faculty for the New Zealand National Quilt Symposium in Christchurch from 5-10 October 2017. There is a fantastic line up of Australian, New Zealand and international tutors covering everything from traditional quilts to modern quilts and contemporary textile art. Five day master classes with Lisa Call… 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 →

Serendipity Workshops at Grampian Textures 2017

Textile retreats are a fantastic way to make new friends and develop new skills and I am excited to be part of the tutor team for Grampian Textures 2017 at Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park, Western Victoria from 18-23 March 2017. (I’ve never been to this part of the country but I hear… Read More →

Meet the Teacher at the Sydney Quilt Show

Sunday 26 June is the last day of the Sydney Quilt Show and I am pleased to be part of the “Meet the Teacher” program in the QuiltNSW exhibition area:  10am-12 noon: Lynn Hewitt (Finishing Your Quilt) and Shirley Gibson (Hand Quilting); and 2-4pm: Jan Foster (Machine Quilting) and Brenda Gael Smith (Creating with Felt). Catching… Read More →

Wauchope Zone Get Together: 4-6 May

One of the things I love about teaching is travelling to new places and getting to meet other quilting and textile enthusiasts.  The annual Wauchope Zone Get Together is coming up from 4-6 May and includes: a trunk show presentation by me on Wednesday, 4 May; Strata Various workshop on Thursday, 5 May; and Stacks… Read More →

One Step Further 2015

The 2015 One Step Further exhibition opened last night, 22 October, at Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria and continues on exhibition until 7 December.  I am delighted that it includes the latest work in my Wildflowers series – High Country Lupins #4 (78x81cm): This work is made from luscious Oliver Twist Felt Trios: I used a… Read More →

Evolution, Change, Challenge: Wild Lupins #2

Evolution, Change, Challenge – A Contemporary Quilt, an exhibition of contemporary quilts runs from 28 August – 8 September at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery.  It includes my artwork: Wild Lupins #2: 100 x 70cm The ancient progenitors of lupins appeared in the Cretaceous period in Laurasia and the species has been evolving ever since. My… Read More →