Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quilters newsletter

Got really excited to hear that Quilters Newsletter are going to put my quilt into the February/March issue 2013. So I can't wait to see it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

51 Shades of Blue

I finished and entered this quilt into the victorian quilt guild for the small art quilt section but it didn't make it. I was really happy with the way it turned out and I like the order and chaos that I was wanting to create. Mum is in a rehab place where she is getting help with balance and motor skills. She is happy and looks forward to going out. She has a few more weeks in here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I finally got the art quilt finished and Mum is still in hospital. She is slowly recovering. She seems happier and I am still amazed that this quilt was about my relationship with her and her depression and she got sick during the making of this quilt. More photos to come. I will wait to see if it has been accepted.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

About Four weeks ago I started an art quilt for the Victorian Guild and I wanted to do something on my relationship with my mother.  My mum has had a long history with depression and my earliest memory is when I was about 9 years old and I came out for breakfast and my Dad was cooking.  My Dad never cooked and I thought this was so odd.  Years later I realized that mum had been admitted to hospital and Dad was in charge of feeding my sister, baby brother and I, till my grandmother came to look after us.
As I started into this quilt I was recalling some of the recent time with mum who is now 73 and has a complicated health history.  I was choosing colours and as it is my quilt I found it hard not to pick the ones that she likes and having to remind myself that this is for me.
This is the start of the quilt that I will need to finish in the next 4 to 5 weeks.  Last Thursday just by coincidence mum was admitted to hospital with a urinary tract infection and it has played havoc with her meds and she is in a bad way.  She has been transferred to the psy ward to help stabilize her.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I sketched a series of drawings of Dana while she was doing her homework. She paused a few times and I saw a difference in her facial expression and captured it as I sketched. The result was very interesting and I enjoyed the process. I wanted to put it into a quilt and started with a hand dyed apricot fabric and thought I could paint it straight onto that piece but I didn't like the way it was going so I painted onto a white cotton and cut it out and appliquied it onto the main piece. I used intense pencils and crayons to achieve the colour in the flowers and hand dyed the lace. I made flowers out of organzia for her head. I enjoyed doing this art quilt.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Houston quilt show

I just got notified that one of my quilts got in. "cockatoo's in flight". Yahooooo. I'm pretty excited. It is one of 33 selected.  It is a hand painted coloured fabric, free machining and appliquied.  The quilting on the light blue is the fire, the yellow is water, the red is rocks and the dark blue is representing the wind, stars by the millions and on the right the lighting and storms we experience in Australia.  I was inspired by a photo I took on the way to Alice Springs.  This is taken west of Camooweal in Nth West Queensland.  I added the barbed wire.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Entries for Art Show

Just entered 3 mixed media art into the Lions art competition.  Judging this week and they are in the show pavilion if you go you can vote for your favourite.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Houston Quilt Festival

What a busy couple of days and an invitation from Houston Quilt Fevtival to submit 2 quilts for a special section. I am thinking what will I put in. There is not theme. I am honored to just be invited. Here goes.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cloth paper scissors finalist

I was so excited when I received my cloth paper scissors in the mail. On page 35 was my Paris Memories and a short bio. I didn't know which piece was going to be photographed so it was great to see it in there. I can't wait to get started on my next project. I have done my sketches for the environment exhibition and now the kids are the focus with holidays and school soon. We are having a few days away so I will take my pencils and paper. Oh, and can't forget the camera.