Thursday, 6 November 2008
The Third Prize quilt was this lovely quilt "Licorice Allsorts" it uses lovely rich Bali fabrics.The Theme was "Diamonds are Forever" and this second prize quilt was for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. It was simple but very effective and the basis of the design as a Chrysanthemum Flower. The maker of this quilt is in her 80! year - how fantastic this that.
The Winning Quilt called " Diamonds from the Rainbow" A lovely Quilt inspired by the book "Strata Various" The workmanship and quilting was fantastic. Please excuse the not so good photo
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
I am meant to be working on exhibition pieces for our COOTS exhibition at the Festival of Colour in Wanaka next year! We have a meeting on Friday and are meant to take one completed piece for photographing - oh dear!
On Friday we have the High School Blues Dinner (a sports and cultural awards dinner). The Speakers are Hamish Carter, Olympic Athlete and Sheena Haywood local photographer. Hayley is excited about what award she might receive.
The local Patchwork/Quilting Guild are hosting "Country Day" in Queenstown this weekend and I was asked to Judge the Quilts the theme was "Diamonds are Forever" I am hoping to get some photos and will post them here next week.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Friday, 25 July 2008
I was lucky enough to have a two-day workshop with Carol. Machine Embroidererd Landscapes. I choose to do a picture of Moeraki Boulders. Apologies for the quality of the Photos - Carols picture have been taken from her catalogue as my camera was not working while at conference. And my piece is mounted behind glass. I will post more later about my other workshop
Sunday, 6 July 2008
Did you notice my little helper in the first shot on the right hand side? Hopefully by the time I finish sorting my studio - It will be time to move into my new one! Hopefully in March next year.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Saturday, 21 June 2008
I have been invited to exhibit at the Riversdale Arts Exhibition in July. Here are the pieces I am sending. I don't seem to have done any new work for a long time - its time to get the studio sorted and get some new work done.
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Here are some more pictures from my Layers book. You may notice a theme here - I am fixated with architecture at the moment - maybe driven by the fact that we are currently not living in a home of our own - we are renting and we always get a bit unsettled. I am fascinated with old buildings, decaying and no longer used, flakey paint, etc. These next pictures are painted and stamped papers, writing about derelict abandoned buildings and photocopied photographs of the Old Drapery at Ophir. I ripped these up and wove them back together.
The next two are layers of felt, magazine pictures, transfer dyes, writing, organza, and photographs
These lunches are great - we go away thoroughly recharged and ready to produce more work. The emphasis is more on exploring and playing and not necessarily producing a "finished piece" we are all heading in different theme directions.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Fiona McArthur Honouring Peonies
Doris Schoen Nasturtium
Jenny Tayler Tomatoes
Merilyn Williams Dandelions Galore
Sheila Emslie A Quilted Garden I and II
Anne Carter Magnolias
Heather Munro La Royale
Jenny Taylor - Hallucinogenic Poppies
Wendy Ward - Hellebores
Alison Naylor - Singapore Orchid