Sunday, 30 December 2012

Art Quilt Australia 2013 - Call for Entries

In 2013 Art Quilt Australia will be a curated exhibition of innovative, new contemporary art quilts to celebrate the centenary of the naming of the nation’s capital city as Canberra.

Works will be selected that are inspired by, or reflect on ideas of people, place and nation.

With the definition of a quilt as "a stitched layered textile", the exhibition is open to all artists across Australia. It will be curated by Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles at the ANU School of Art and be held at Craft ACT Design Gallery in Canberra from 31 October to 14 December 2013.

 Entry is open to full members of Ozquilt Network Inc and all Australian artists. Large quilts are preferred but must not measure more than 2 metres in either direction.The closing date for entries is 19 July 2013.
Go to the Ozquilt Network site (click here) to download entry form and get further details.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Audrey Cureton's fish

Audrey decided to play with the whole fish concept and she made a cover for a large visual diary.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

November meeting Show&Tell

See photos below of shoes decorated with printed serviettes that we started at the October meeting ... how amazing!!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Here we are - sitting at the meeting ... Talking about our fishy quilts, and how we should post more photos here on the blog ... I probably should be listening to what we are discussing ...

Friday, 5 October 2012

I finally have a photo of my snippet quilt plus windmill.


Sunday, 30 September 2012

Ok ... Here is what I did last meeting

... Not as good as some of the others turned out (mainly because it is far from a finished item, and it is a bit dull and dark to be a good photo) but nobody else has posted theirs yet, so maybe now I have set the bar at a low height, maybe someone else will post photos of better ones? LOL

We had all sorts of wonderful fun, starting with a bit of textured wallpaper, which we painted and let dry (those water filled heaters in our room came in handy for that :-) then some people rubbed on oil pastels/etc
(I didn't have any, could have borrowed but forgot/got too carried away stamping tea bags ;-) then we glued (with gel medium ... but I used PVA glue because it was what I had, and I wanted to see if it worked) tea bags (used ones, emptied and dried out - if u have milk in your tea, take out the teabag before you add that!) on top ... and then we kind of ran out of afternoon ... LOL
... Next step is ... Whatever - can add more oil pastels/etc (forget what they are called - they come in metallic colours ... probably several brands/varieties - think I might buy some, when I get around to it ;-)
... after that can be layer of organza, or not (which can be melted with a heat gun, or not ...) and some/lots of hand and/or machine stitching ... and make it into a journal cover ... or something ...

Ok ... I am not sure exactly where in this post the photos will appear - I am doing this pst with the blogger app on my iPhone (just went and found/installed it so I could test it out :-) or even IF they will appear ( if not, I will log in on computer and add them in) ... but ... I have taken/added one of the whole thing (and, yes - that IS the dogs nose at the top of the photo - he had to check out what I was doing ;-) and the other photo is a close up of part of one end - showing the wonderful bee stamp I used on my tea bags (another one for my shopping list? ;-)

Getting a laugh from all the weird things spell check came up with for all the typos I made while typing all that stuff on my phone ;-)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

I managed to log in today.  I am designing an australian windmill silhouette to put on the small snippets quilt from Jenny Houston's workshop.  I will post a picture of the result soon.

Anieta Barendrecht

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Art Quilters Opportunity- One Step Further

The following message has been received from Linda Bear, Publicity Liaison for the Victorian Quilters Inc. It may be an opportunity members may wish to pursue.

Entries are now being sought for “One Step Further”,an annual juried exhibition for quilters who wish to explore colour techniques and contemporary design strategies
Entry Deadline: October 15th, 2012
To be presented at: Whitehorse Art Space,
Box Hill Town Hall
16th November to 21st December 2012
Entry forms and more information can be obtained from

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Expressions 2012- Call for entries

The National Wool Museum is seeking entries for the exhibition Expressions 2012: The Wool Quilt Prize.
To paraphrase the public programs officer at the National Wool Museum: The exhibition runs biennially and has grown in popularity since its inception in 2000. It demonstrates the breadth of innovation and creative possibilities afforded by the use of wool in art quilt making.

Copies of the entry form and information sheet can be obtained from the website:
Deadline for submissions is 28 September 2012. The exhibition will run from 17 December 2012 until 10 February 2013 at the National Wool Museum in Geelong, Victoria.