Mod Quilt Show Australia

The MQ show is on this weekend Nov 3-5 in Sydney. Can you spot the fractal-based quilt (my Four Patch Variation). Was pleased that it and another (Colours of the Aboriginal Flag (2)–a random number creation) got through the jury process.



Just back from the NZ Quilt Symposium which was very good fun, especially in the company of Lesley and Davina whom I went with  The juried symposium exhibition had some wonderful quilts in it, including a wildflower one by Ruth de Vos which won an award. I had a quilt accepted (Kimberley Creek) and it was hung with others in similar colours so looked okay.


After the symposium  I holidayed in the beautiful South Island, catching up with family and friends – and think the fractal creek pictured below would be a very good subject for the quilt map that I am supposed to produce for CQG – could use the hexagon fractal pattern from Kimberley Creek, but with different colours!




Cosmic Serpent


Have nearly worked through all of the hand-dyed fabrics that I won at QuiltWest a couple of years ago! The quilt is at  the Dare to Differ Exhibition in Adelaide at the moment! The statement is probably better than the quilt:

Pattern on pattern on pattern (ad infinitum if sewing skills permitted) 

 a serpent writhing through the heavens. The figure represents mythological serpents common to many cultures, including the Waugal (Rainbow Serpent) of Noongar aboriginal people which is both creator and guardian. Stars quilted on the lighter yellow background symbolize a galaxy.

Lucky run

Big news is that the stitched and bound 2017 exhibition that I have helped organise is up and running and is getting rave reviews! Attendance and enthusiasm have been tops – the gallery people are very pleased.

Other news is my fractals are getting attention with Fractal Book in stitched and bound, Frobot touring four venues in the US as part of the World Quilt Show, Cosmic Serpent accepted for Dare to Differ in Adelaide, Twelve Shades of ? and Colours of the Aboriginal Flag accepted for Art Quilt Australia in Launceston, Kimberley Creek accepted for the NZ Symposium in Christchurch. I am slowly educating people as to what fractals are!


AQC plus

My quilt ‘Bush Tucker’ that I made for AQC survived the first cut in the entries but not the second. Oh well, win some, lose some. You will see Bush Tucker in some other exhibition!

Have just taken a long shot with my Leafy Sea Dragon quilt from 2015. Had some successes with it and found it could still be entered in an international exhibit at Houston. So the entry has gone in!

Forster.Pat-Leafy Sea DragonFull