Category Archives: Machine quilting

Hidden Revealed Transformed: MELD exhibition

The opening of our MELDArts exhibition, Hidden Revealed Transformed, is documented on our website at http://www.meldarts.com/wordpress/ 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(Hidden Revealed Transformed see http://meldarts.wordpress.com) Can’t show them here because they’ll need to be kept unpublished but here’s a detail….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.  http://stargazey.com/salvagecatalogue/live-auction.html 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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