Monday, March 2, 2015

Golden Textures

The Golden Textures exhibition is currently showing at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery, in Maryborough Victoria. Gallery hours; Thursday- Sunday 10am-4pm until April 5. Congratulations to Ruth de Vos the acquisitive winner. I have 5 quilts from my Seduced by the Imperfect series on show. Almost above.
Faded Beauty
Memory of Leaves

Friday, February 27, 2015

Audio book

This audio book from the library has kept me company for the last week while I have stitched on the sewing machine. Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant was a very engaging story of Rome, religion and the Borgia family in the late 1400's and early 1500's.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New work

This is a photo of work in progress- printed and the quilting so far.
My daughter tells me I have a caterpillar problem as the leaves are all eaten in various patterns! The interesting thing is that all the leaves I have printed are from the one tree but appear so different depending on their age.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

100 years young

Our lovely Sunnybank Quilters member Evelyn has celebrated her 100th birthday! We love you Evelyn, you are such an inspiration to us all.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yum cha

A perfect way to see in  the new year is with a yum cha. These are some of the offerings on one of the many trolleys that passed our table.
These flowers were too good to pass up and we tried them. They are a sweet, with a ground paste in the centre and the orange petals are crisp from being deep fried.
You know you've had a good yum cha when the table looks like this at the end!
And then......we went to Meet Fresh for a Taiwanese mango volcano!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Chinese New Year

Seeing in the Chinese New Year is a noisy and colourful celebration at Sunnybank. The Lion Dance, with 4 lions was spectacular.
Very energetic and captured on many phones and devices in the audience. The drum and cymbals mark out the beat for the dance. The fierce lions allow the children in the audience to pat them.

Congratulations to Ruth deVos, winner of the Acquisitive Prize at the Golden Textures exhibition at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill Street, Maryborough Victoria. The exhibition continues to April 5 and I'm hoping to see it at the end of March.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wet weather printing

Yesterday, as Cyclone Marcia was approaching the Queensland coast, I decided I needed to print a piece of fabric I'd dyed last Saturday. As I was setting up my equipment  I discovered our back patio roof has a few more leaks and annoyingly over my print tables!
A few more buckets out to catch the drips and on with the job at hand.
The result I wanted to achieve on the dyed piece didn't happen. I think I got a bit nervous about it and forgot to play, so I ripped off another strip of plain white fabric and played. Voila! great result and better than I imagined.
Hard to tell the difference between my print table cover and the printed fabric! I'm sorry but I can't show the full result as I need it for a juried exhibition entry.
I hope Cyclone Marcia is kind to all my friends and that you, your family and pets are safe and dry.