Monday, September 1, 2014


It has been wonderful to have some quilting time and begin the work on this so far, untitled piece. I'm thinking perhaps The thin green line?
These photos show the free motion outlining of the printed leaves. This makes them pop up a little, which I like. I am using a combination of walking foot quilting for straight lines and free motion. More to do yet before a facing goes on.

Friday, August 29, 2014


The Viewpoints 9 challenge, set by me on July 1 is now revealed on the blog site. Above is a detail from my piece Mend. Hope you can spend some time seeing the great work from this internationally diverse group.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AQIPP 2015

Have you ever entered a quilt or 2 in an Australian Quilts in Public Places exhibition? I have, several times and even won and was acquired by the Immigration Museum in 2001. The Australian Quilters Association have announced the theme for 2015- Light and Life. Entry forms and details from
Entries close September 24, 2015- lots of time!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aussie quilts

Australian quilters are among the best in the world of quilt art. A special exhibition curated by Brenda Gael Smith named Australia Quilts, 34 exceptional quilts from the great Southern Land will premier at the Carrefour European Patchwork meeting in September from 18-21. I feel very privileged to have Flood #3 Flotsam included.
Congratulations to all the Australian quilters who submitted work to the World Quilt Competition for the USA tour and to those who won prizes, well done!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beach art

The playground at  Wellington Point had these interesting 'counting' stepping stones with ceramic sea creatures set into the pebble base.
To me it was beach art for the kids and parents to enjoy.
The fish were my favourite although it was hard to decide as I loved the individual variations on each creature.


Monday, August 25, 2014


I have been missing from the blogosphere as we have had 2 lovely little visitors and have been doing things they enjoy. A warm sunny day at Wellington Point was perfect for Miss 4 and her 17 month old sister.
Sitting and eating our curried egg sandwiches and burying Mummy's feet,
followed by a stroll around the corner, while the tide was out.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


This is another quilt I'm working on for the Golden Textures exhibition, shown here as a detail. I'm looking forward to seeing a few of them together on the design wall as they progress along.