Category Archives: patchwork

Contemporary Quilts: The Challenge to Make a Point

Bear with me, this is a long and indulgent blog. At a recent meeting of the Contemporary Quilt Group ( of the Western Australian Quilters’ Association ( our speaker issued a challenge. After a thoughtful presentation to us all about … Continue reading

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Stitched and Bound!

Yesterday I blogged about giving a short lesson to members of WAFTA on natural dyeing and eco-printing. What do I  do with all the fabric I produce? Today I am recording my absolute pleasure at having had my entry into … Continue reading

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Chain of events forms luck: Invited to exhibit!!

I’ve never really believed it when people said you have to “put yourself out there” to get noticed.  At least, I didn’t think that would work for me. Wrong! Last year the Designing Women group had an exhibition.  I put in … Continue reading

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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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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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Final cushion report

I promise this is my final cushion image .  It shows all three cushions made from my mother’s bird embroideries on linen and her “failed ” Jacobean embroidery.

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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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