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.
Art Quilt Australia 2017 exhibition in Launceston is a winner! Jim and I enjoyed the opening and gala dinner, and I had a good time attending a workshop and a one day conference. The photo below was taken at the opening – nice that my 12 shades quilt attracted interest. The black/red/yellow quilt is also mine..
Hot air balloon championships, Northam. First morning (Saturday), up at 5am!
Balloon glow in the evening-lit up to music!
2nd morning, frost on the ground, fog in the valleys, at our backdoor at Muresk
Wildflowers were a bonus and we found a beautiful birdsnest on the ground.
Was surprised and pleased to see part of one of my quilts in the Art Quilt Australia advertising–they are featuring a different quilt each day.
Cot quilt I made for Kate, 40 years ago! Not a quilting stitch in it!
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!
Have been busy sewing and entering a few exhibitions. Frobot, Robot Mothership is now heading to the US for the World Quilt Competition. You can see him under the ‘Squares’ tab. He is a cute little fellow, so wish him luck.
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!
Came home from a few days away to find the latest issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting (27/1) has the instructions for my ‘Granny’s Modern Garden’ quilt. Am pleased with how the editors have presented it.
Have been preoccupied with celebrating my decade birthday (you can guess which one ha ha) and am now full steam back onto the quilting. Am making ’12 Shades of Marigold’ with the fractal motif in the photo-am onto making the 12th shade. Quite a dedication of time! Will be putting them onto a green, pieced background. Other progress is I have survived the first cut for the AQC 2017 Challenge. Second cut means 30 quilts out of sixty will be chosen for the exhibition.