Saturday, 1 June 2013

Call for Entries - Living Colour!

Canberra Quilters' member Brenda Gael Smith is curating another travelling textile exhibition. You may recall "Beneath the Southern Sky", the first such exhibition Brenda organised.
Information from Brenda:
Following the fantastic response to "Beneath the Southern Sky", I am curating another travelling textile art exhibition that will premier at the Australasian Quilt Convention in 2014.  ALL textile artists are invited to submit an entry exploring the theme "Living Colour!" Each work will be in a 100x40cm (L x W) vertical format and up to 30 works may be selected. To submit an entry, please review the Conditions of Entry and complete the Online Entry Form at

The closing date for entries is 31 January 2014. No entry fee is payable unless your work is selected. International entries are welcome.

Please help spread the word.  I can't do it without you!

Please consider being part of this exhibition. With a title like that it promises to provide a wonderful exploration of colour.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Art Quilt opportunity in Tasmania

Another Art Quilt opportunity has arisen for you to consider, this time in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2013 is a collaboration between the Tasmanian Quilting Guild and the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.

The theme of the competition is

"What a Site!"

celebrates the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery being on the same site for 150 years.

Expressions of interest are invited from textile artists within Australia for the Tasmanian Biennial Art Quilt Prize.
The exhibition of finalists will be held in October 2013 at the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart.

The Terms& Conditions and Entry Form,
can be found here.

or phone: (03) 6267 4159 or 0438 674 900.

Major Prize - $3,000

Closing date for entries - 5pm, Friday 26 July 2013.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Another soy wax experiment

Here's mine:
I added some crayon afterwards ... just a bit so there would be another colour.
Cheers, Buffy

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Results of soy wax resist activity

This is one of the pieces I did with the soy wax resist. It had two layers of wax - first the larger spots made with  the chocolate box filler and painted and then  with the potato masher, followed by more painting with the same colours. I have then added some detail with a rubbing plate and metallic oil sticks in similar colours to the blue and green paints I used.

What a fun activity this was! Thanks Wilma and Buffy.