Category Archives: Machine quilting

Hidden Revealed Transformed: MELD exhibition

The opening of our MELDArts exhibition, Hidden Revealed Transformed, is documented on our website at The exhibition is the culmination of months of planning and collaboration and I have learned a great deal not only about organising exhibitions but also … Continue reading

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New rust series

I’ve nearly finished four small pieces which will be wrapped around 30cm canvases for hanging in the MELD exhibition (Hidden Revealed Transformed see Can’t show them here because they’ll need to be kept unpublished but here’s a detail….

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Panic sets in

It’s the end of a long weekend and all my fellow MELD members think I’ve been applying myself to some exhibition pieces.  NOT! I spend the first two days totally absorbed in the detective problem solving that is on-line genealogy … Continue reading

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When all else fails….be an arts patron

I went last night to the live auction of the Salvage/Selvedge quilts. When I went to the opening of the Salvage/Selvedge exhibition on 16 May I was stunned by how gorgeous they  were.  They were all absolutely exhibition quality … Continue reading

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More quilting then dyeing…

Used same methods as in previous post with the following results:      

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New background options

I was at the exhibition of ozquiltnetwork quilts last Saturday.  The brilliant floor talk was given by Marjory Goodall and I got SOOOO inspired! Basically a series of small 40cm x 40cm quilts were presented in a gallery setting and … Continue reading

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The F Challenge

The challenge set by Kerry for this month’s Contemporary Quilt Group meeting was Fibonacci.  I had little time so just made some strips in the first three Fibonacci numbers and sewed them together. Found an “F” in them both as … Continue reading

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“Card Holder”

I am attending a wedding on 30 June.  Lovely mature couple who don’t need a lot of wedding presents. They asked guests to give them a card which they could ponder over in their dotage.  So I got to thinking. … Continue reading

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Project bag

I seem always to be packing for a workshop from a large “requirements list” that includes staple supplies like sewing thread, knitting needles, bobbins and scissors as well as more specific resources like ribbon, organza, specialty yarns and carbon paper. … Continue reading

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Bag with crinkled tab

I will be demonstrating a (relatively ) low tech method of wrinkling up fabric at the April meeting of the Contemporary Quilters’ Group of WAQA so I made this bag to show what you can do with the outcome.  The … Continue reading

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