Sunday, 12 October 2014

Saturday 11 October 2014
Photos from meeting ... mini-workshop on gel plate monoprinting
Wilma was beavering away at monoprinting and Dell was her satirical sidekick

From Show&Tell
Wilma's visual journal cover with teabags and gel printed tree

Patrise attended a three day workshop with Cecile of Unique Stitching with three different teachers ... here are two examples from the one taught by Cecile.  She encouraged them to construct fabric by gluing on tissue papers with gel medium and stamping followed by colouring in the stamps.

From her one day class with Jane Devila

From her workshop with Alsyn Midgelow-Marsden ... the background was silk paper with built up fibres and paint.  Her book: Stitch, Fibre, Metal and Mixed Media.  You can see her talk about her work and see some pieces on YouTube: 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Meeting 13 September 2014

Today's meeting was very inspirational with lots of "Show and Tell" with ensuing discussion.

Many members brought their challenge piece - an article they had made that included a word or more.
Buffy's quilt with quote from Nelson Mandela

"Have a girl's look" by Anieta

"If only" by Andrea

Pieces with words by Kristina and Patricia

Words in artworks by Dell
Anne's homage to Dianne Firth

Also on display were finished projects,pieces that members had begun in workshops, quilts that were in progress, and examples of monoprints made with gelli plates.

It was decided that gelliprinting would be the mini workshop for the next meeting.

Buffy's gelli print on Evelon

Cornelia's quilt in progress from a Caroline Sharkey workshop

Patrise's journal pages from a Ro Bruhn workshop

Patrise's commission - quilted islands

Detail of Margaret's work in progress -bush turkeys in the rainforest

Patrise's journal cover from a Ro Bruhn workshop

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.

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 ...