Twelve by Twelve Colorplay Book – Available Now!

As a member of the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge, I am excited to announce that we have self-published a book that documents our second series – Colorplay. This is a catalogue-style publication with an introduction by Diane Perin, mosaic images for each of the 12 challenges and images and artist statements for… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 27

For Week 27 of my Weekly Art Project I am revisting a familiar theme. Some of you may recall that I set [rainbow] Lorikeet as the palette for the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Project Colourplay challenge. These bright coloured birds feed on the banksias outside my window studio and entertain me with their antics. They… Read More →

The Twelves: Where Are They Now?

Nine years ago today, I embarked on the creative, collaborative adventure with the Twelve by Twelve: International Art Quilt Challenge. Where are the Twelves now? Find out in this series of blog posts starting with Diane Perin:

Remembering Fromelles – 100 years

On 19 July 1916, the  Battle of Fromelles opened on the Western Front.  Within 14 hours, 5500 Australian casualties, 1900 dead.   Lest we forget. The discovery, recovery and identification of the fallen soldiers was the inspiration for my Twelve by Twelve identity-themed work – Lost & Found at Fromelles.

Changing Sentinels

For the Twelve by Twelve BrownSageBlue Colourplay challenge, I made Copacabana Sentinels, a piece depicting the two tall Norfolk pines next to the Copacabana Surf Life Saving Club that are a local landmark: Fast forward four years (is it really that long?!), and the view from my studio is changing.  One of the trees was struck… Read More →

Colourplay and Living Colour!

After nearly three years of international touring, the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay collection has its final exhibition this weekend hosted by Association Belge du Patchwork, Enghien, Belgium: 2-5 October 2014.  It’s in a chateau that looks like a grand exhibition space – look at those lovely parquetry floors, big windows and chandeliers!  Meanwhile, back in… Read More →

Colourplay Exhibition: Alsace, France 18-21 September 2014

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the formation of the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge.  Little did we know that our work would still be on tour in 2014! If you are attending Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, then please join me and Belgian Twelve Françoise Jamart for the Twelve by Twelve Colourplay exhibition at… Read More →

125 Days until European Patchwork Meeting 2014

It’s just 125 days until the 20th European Patchwork Meeting/Carrefour Européen du Patchwork  opens in Alsace, France from 18-21 September 2014.  I will be attending the event in a variety of capacities: curator of Australia Quilts – “exceptional quilts from the great Southern land” ranging from traditional quilts to contemporary textile art (that’s a glimpse… Read More →

Serendipity at 2014 European Patchwork Meeting

In September 2014, Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/European Patchwork Meeting celebrates its 20th anniversary in Alsace, France. Australia is guest country of honour from outside Europe and I am curating a special invitational exhibit of 30-45 “exceptional quilts from the great Southern land” ranging from traditional quilts to contemporary textile art. In addition, my work features… Read More →

2014 – A Year of Curating

I am excited to have two major curating projects in 2014, building on my previous experience with Twelve by Twelve and Beneath the Southern Sky. Living Colour I have already received more than a dozen entries for Living Colour and look forward to receiving many more by the 31 January 2014. I am looking for… Read More →