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 →

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 →

Topsy Turvy Cover Girl

Topsy Turvy is a freeform, improvisational design created with solid coloured-fabrics for extra oomph. It features as a project in Issue 67 of Quilters Companion that goes on sale tomorrow.  You can’t miss the cover!

Improvising Using Stacks of Solids DVD: Special US Delivery

Due to exorbitant shipping costs, I usually only sell my DVD to Australian residents.  However, I will be in the United States for the holidays and have extra room in my suitcase so I am offering this special deal to US readers if you place your order by 5 December 2013.  US ORDERS HAVE NOW… Read More →

Modern X in Quilters Companion

As you can see from the Serendipity Student Gallery, students in my X Factor and Modern X workshops have had great fun exploring the X and cross blocks. Now you can too! My Modern X design is a project in issue No 61 of Quilters Companion that is available in newsagents later this week:  … Read More →

Wrapped & Bound Shibori: Down Under Textiles

Issue No 9 of Down Under Textiles magazine goes on sale on 23 January. Inside, amongst other good things, you will find my how-to article about wrapped and bound Shibori resists and a selection of images from Beneath the Southern Sky including textile works by Suzanne Gummow, Christine Dowell, Julie Haddrick, Sandra Champion, Monica Johnstone,… Read More →

Immersed in Art Quilting

“Immersed in Art Quilting” -  that’s the title to my four page profile article that appears in the Modern Quilts magazine and it’s certainly an apt description of what I’ve been doing this week as I complete a project for a looming deadline: My shipment of the Modern Quilts Magazine and DVD arrived yesterday so… Read More →

Inverting Colours: Start a New Revolution

Do you have an iPad? Did you know there is an option to invert the colours so you have white text on a blackground which makes reading in the dark much easier on the eyes? To do this, simply go to Settings->General->Accessibility->Triple-click Home, and then select the “Invert Colours” option. Then to toggle between the… Read More →

Quilting Revolutions Giveaway

Revolutions is the project featured on my new DVD with Quilters Companion – Modern Quilts: Improvising with Stacks of Solids. (To purchase the magazine and DVD, look in local newsagents or contact Universal www.universalshop.com.au Tel: 1300 303 414.) Revolutions is a modern spin on a traditional block and I chose a circle quilting motif to… Read More →

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 →