31 March, 2009

An article about my involvement in the State of the Art quilt 09 on display at Craftest on the Goldcoast was in the local paper this week and I was thrilled with the job they did.

The quilt in the background is the new piece I am working on - guess there's no keeping it to myself. The photographer liked it as a background.

The exhibition is now over and was a great success and is on its way to Townsville for display at Craftfest on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of April.

This is my piece from the exhibition.

I took a photo of a pot plant, cropped the photo then played with the colours using Paint Shop Pro, experimenting with the programm not planning to turn it into a quilt. Then I had a thought, very dangerous sometimes.

I copied the photo into a work doc then printed a black and white photo, (using 3x3 in page layout) which then became my pattern. The outlines were highlighted with black marking pen, I then traced pieces using fusible webbing and ironed them to selected fabrics.

This was a fun project, different from anything I've done before and I'd like to do another one and experiment more.

19 March, 2009

Dyeing Workshop
these photos were taken last month during a workshop I ran for Queensland Quilters. I love watching colour emerge amidst a bundle of plain white fabric, and enjoy the excitement people show when they see what they've done.
The pieces in this photo are low water immersion, paint with dye and experimenting with different utensils to apply dye with fabric flat on the table.

It was a fun day and there were 2 very welcome men in the group.

17 March, 2009

One of several quilts I'm working on to send off to the Bushfire people. This is helping clean out my stash and will hopefully make someone feel good.

11 March, 2009

My Friend Dot needs 1 mtr of this fabric to finish her quilt.

Any help will be gratefully recieved.