Demonstrating at QQS and the Jesus Birds

Recently, I was demonstrating some of my textile art practise at the Queensland Quilt Show. I had a great time meeting many lovely and different women, all of whom were very kind and admiring of my work. I was blessed with an amazingly large area in which to display my quilts, and it felt wonderful to be able to work away surrounded by them. The quilted model of our holiday cottage, the bach, featured as well along with the panorama quilts of the view.


It was a great deal of fun and I really loved being able to show people how I go about making a small textile artwork. I have continued working on the pieces I was demonstrating, and here are a few of the progress photos, which may interest those of you who attended the Craft and Quilt Fair in Brisbane last week.


There is still some detail to add – perhaps to the lilypads, and a few flowers and buds to make and add:  the snowflake waterlilies that abound and upon which the Comb Crested Jacanas nest, feed and appear to walk on water! Hence the colloquial name!

Keep an eye on my blog, as I will post photos of the final work once it is completed!

Beachside Cottage – the bach

The  beachside cottage where we spent all our childhood summers – still there, somewhat dilapidated now… an artifact indeed! Here are a few photos of the 1″ :12″ scale model I built from fabrics and core board for a 2012 Reddy Arts Textile group exhibition entitled Three piece suite. Our brief was to construct a wall hanging, a three dimensional piece and a third piece of our own choosing. This was my 3D contribution – a trip down memory lane. If you can find your way through my archives there are somewhere a few more photos of the in progress shots. These give a few views to the interior as it was when I was little. I have also included a few 6″ square textile morsels of various views of the surrounding beaches of Ngunguru, New Zealand.