Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Beijing bound

I am in Beijing, China this week for the 2015 China International Patchwork Invitational Tournament and Patchwork Arts Show. I'm not sure about all that I will see and do but am looking forward to this amazing experience. Blog posts and Facebook will be back on track when I get home. Some of my packing above.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


This is a detail from When all the trees are gone made for the Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 16 with the theme Protect the Earth's Environment.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wattle flowers

I wanted to enhance a quilt with wattle flowers and experimented before settling on these.
Made by stitching a couple of layers of scrim to the quilt, they are then frayed to give the wattle bloom effect I was after.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Barbara's quilts

My friend Barbara McIntyre, in the foreground, has a display of her American Civil War inspired quilts at the Quilt Show. She is in attendance most days so have a chat with her if you are visiting and learn the background to these unique creations.

Thursday, October 8, 2015


One of the many displays to be enjoyed at the Quilt and Craft Fair is this tribute to the ANZACS.
My quilt Mateship is in good company with R Tini Cook and above L-R Susan Price and Suzanne Gummow. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Quilt Show

The annual Queensland Quilters Inc show begins today at the Convention Centre at Southbank. It is part of the Craft and Quilt Fair and open from 9am- 4.30pm each day to Sunday. Yesterday Chris and I set up the 2QAQ area ready for demonstrations by our members.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Quilt exhibitions

I have packed up a few quilts that were accepted for various exhibitions to open later this year. This always takes longer than I think it will. Do all the quilts have rod pockets and labels? Have I got the right size plastic bag to put the quilt in to keep it safe and dry? I prefer to use plastic as it is water proof and I have had soggy parcels arrive on my doorstep in the past! Now for the post office preferred box or bag. Check the delivery address, include return postage- I think we are ready to go!
Folded quilt above is Backyard Blueprint, sitting on Tangled which is waiting for a label.
They will be seen in Geelong at the National Wool Museum in the Art Quilt Australia 2015 exhibition from October 23- December 13 2015. This is an initiative of Ozquilt network, the Australian organisation for art quilters.
Another quilt Garden Life is now in Melbourne for Australian Quilts in Public Places 2015 Light & Life at the Whitehorse ArtSpace Box Hill Town Hall from November 13- December 22 2015.
Perhaps you will be in the neighbourhood to enjoy these two exhibitions?