Monday, February 28, 2011

Visiting Exhibitions

On sunday we visited Port Elliot to see a quilt exhibition which was lovely, included in the display were about 15 quilts made from the block of the month "Red Delicious" designed by Esther Aliu, the quilts were very varied in the color choices made by each quilter and it was interesting to see how this changed the look of each quilt. Right next door was an embroidery exhibition, some of the pieces were exquisite and I was especially taken with a knot garden stitchery. All together a lovely day out.
Regards Elizabeth.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

fantasy seed pods photo

I still havn't found time to retake photos of my most recent work to show you however A P & Q Vol 20 No1 have a feature on our South Australian 2010 Festival of Quilts with some lovely photos. Of course they will also be on our Guilds website but I think it's nice to see them in print don't you. I notice the same magazine has an add featuring my "Beautiful Geisha" quilt and my friend Pennys quilt "Pictures from the East" also advertized really caught my eye.
Regards Elizabeth.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

my valued assistant

Here is my constant companion Katie Cat. Whenever I sit down she climbs into my lap, whenever I'm at my desk she comes to butt heads & sit on my drawings and whenever I spread a quilt on the floor to evaluate it she comes and rolls around on it. Here she is putting her paw of approval on a quilt made from odd left over  blocks from other projects. This quilt was sent to orphans in Africa several years ago. Regards Elizabeth.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Trials and tribulations with photos

Some of you observant visitors to my blog may have noticed that there are no photos of my most recent awards. I did have photos but they're lost. I have a teenage daughter who borrowed my camera. She took out my sim-card (with the photos on) so she could use her own sim-card and mine was "put in a safe place". Well you know the thing about safe places, one tends to forget where they are. If you know anything about the state of teenagers bedrooms you'll realize the monumental task finding anything in there would be. My sim-card will no doubt be found eventually, meanwhile I'll have to find the time to take new photos to show you - so keep watching.
You will also notice I am having trouble getting photos to "fit" properly on my blog. I am trying to organise them into pages and it's taking me some time to work it all out. Just between you and me I'd far rather be designing new patterns and making new quilts.
Regards Elizabeth.