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Tuesday, 1 March 2016


I've been encouraging the girls in Design Class, which happens one Monday each month, to look at where they are going in 2016.  It's good to take a look at what we're doing, and what we're achieving...or NOT achieving!  I've taken my good advice, and formalised some plans for this year in my own creative endeavours.  One of my plans is to quilt often, daily would be good but not realistic, and to work on something I just love...not to create a masterpiece and not to finish a quilt for a competition or Challenge, but simply to work on because I love quilting.  So, today I have begun...
My piece of white fabric is about 110cm square.  I've marked a circle in the centre and begun with half a feather...because I love feathers!  I've begun with red thread...because I love the colour red.  I'll just see where this project goes and keep you informed of my progress.

Thursday, 18 February 2016


After a long absence, I've decided to get busy with the Blog again.  It's such a good way to keep in touch with girls who weekly attend the Studio and also our wider group of friends.
This Sunday, C.ex Coffs is opening its Annual Art Exhibition and Competition.  It is an event for local artists, using different media, to show and sell their work.  The work of sixteen Textile Artists from the Fabric Art Studio will be displayed.  If you'd like to have a look, it will open 2pm Sunday 21st February and close 4pm the following Wednesday.  Entry by gold coin.  Please vote in the Viewer's Choice.  There's a very nice prize for one lucky voter and also a lucky door prize supplied by The Fabric Art Studio.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Winter quilts are arriving...

The next Challenge Quilts are due at The Studio in 2 weeks when classes resume.  They are the Winter quilts in the Seasons Challenge.  Oh my goodness!  Some amazing work is being done in this challenge.  Di Pearson told me she has done 20 hours of stitching/embellishing/quilting on her masterpiece!  Watch this spot...

2012 Colour Challenge #4

Here they are...
the latest set of Challenge Quilts...STRIPES using light, medium & dark of any number of colours.  I feel these quilts each express something of the personality of the quilt artist...very interesting!  Go the side bar on the right to view enlarged views of each quilt.

Monday, 3 September 2012

The Seasons Challenge begins...

AUTUMN  These are the first quilts made in the new series.  Each person makes four quilts.  They choose the size and the techniques they use.

A challenge in this Challenge is that all four quilts should hang together as a set when finished.  They can be joined together by whatever method the Quilt Artist chooses or hang separately but as a set.

I am excited to see just how this pans out.  Each month I will present each person's new quilt with the ones they have already a set.  Yay!  Bring it on...

So here are the first ones in the set...Autumn.  Click on the page in the side bar to see enlarged photos of the quilts.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Here they are...Colour Challenge Quilts #3 - Two complementary colours of quiltmaker's choice

What a wonderful assortment...2 hand painted quilts...3 mixed media quilts...6 appliqu├ęd quilts...2 traditional patchwork quilts...6 quilts using hand dyed fabrics...a visual feast.  Great work girls!  It's wonderful to see each quilt maker progressing in their own journey...experimenting & stretching & learning more and more about the magic of colour.
Go the side bar and click on 2012 Colour Challenge and scroll down to see detailed images of these exciting quilts.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Art Quilts displayed

The Red/Orange/Green set of Colourways Challenge Quilts are currently on display at Toormina LifeHouse Bargain in with a friend and show them off!

The Purple/Green set of Colourways Challenge Quilts are currently on display at a new venue
Isles Drive, Coffs Harbour

Sharon, the owner, is excited to be able to show our beautiful quilts.  They look great hanging alongside other beautiful art works.  This is a delightful shop/workshop/gallery full of light and space and the art works are amazing...well worth a visit.

Classes resume next week...

I've had a great break over the last two weeks.  I hope you have too and are feeling refreshed and ready to return to class for more fun, friendship and excitement!  I've spent time with some of my grandchildren and children, I've been to a 3 day art workshop and learnt lots more about COLOUR and I've been able to catch up with lots of bits and pieces in The Studio.  Some of the new Challenge quilts...Two Complementary Colours...are already on the display board and I'm excited to see the rest arrive.  So,  hoping to see you in The Studio next week...

"As BLACK As" Challenge Quilts Posted

And here is the last set of quilts in the 2011/2012 Art Quilt Challenge...As ??? As.  This set of quilts titled As BLACK As can be viewed in the right hand side bar.  Congratulations girls on a great effort over the last year.  It is an impressive set of quilts.