Spot the block

At the entrance to International Quilt Festival Houston. Thank you Robyn Allen for posting the photo on facebook




My quilt ‘Eyes in the Deep’ is hanging from the rafters at the International Quilt Festival Houston which has just opened. The quilt was juried into the Sapphire Challenge, sapphire meaning truth. The statement for the quilt is ” What is the truth of the ‘matter’ seen by eyes in the deep? Friend, foe, food, flotsam, fishing tackle? “. I’m pretty happy about this one!

EyesInTheDeep Pat Forster

Back from NZ

‘Forest Hues’, a single bed quilt, is home after being accepted and hung at the NZ Quilt Symposium Oct 1-6. It was in a well lit spot and quite a few people asked how the block was put together so I expect it will appear in other quilts.  The dark green is hand-quilted in lines, the curved pieces are free-motion quilted –  a different pattern in each of the 12 blocks.

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Quilt Poster Serving its Purpose

Aboriginal studies has been the theme in my daughter’s pre-primary classroom this term. She has had the children do some great activities, including learning what signals the spring season by going outside and seeing the bird activity etc etc. The seasons poster I made by photographing a quilt (green poster to the left of the photograph) has come in handy and led to the creation of a mural which was dot-painted by the class.


Mount Magnet Project

If you don’t already follow the Mount Magnet Quilt Project site, then click here for some eye candy.  You might also like to choose to ‘follow’ the group (Stella King, Liz Humphreys, Meg Cowey and Pat Forster) to see where we are heading!  Friends (Roberta Chantler, Virginia O’Keeffe, Hilary Arber, Stephanie Knudsen) also contributed quilts to this first phase of the Mount Magnet project.