Sunday, June 26, 2011

Trip to Sydney

I have just returned from a wonderful few days in Sydney which nearly didn't happen because of the ash cloud. I missed the first day of the quilt show and the awards ceremony because of it and arrived Wednesday evening so was able to attend the exhibition on the Thursday. I had a lovely time looking at all the beautiful quilts, some of them were simply stunning. It was such a thrill to be awarded two 2nd places with my entries "Baby Rose of Sharon" in the miniature category and "Fantasy Seed Pods" in the Art Quilt category. You will find photos of both these quilts already on my blog. I had an enjoyable few days with friends at the show and also sightseeing around Sydney with beautiful fine days adding to our enjoyment. On Friday evening I attended the dinner put on by the NSW Guild and had a lovely time catching up with friends from past quilting occasions and meeting new people. Now it's time to come back down to earth and get back into work routine.
Regards Elizabeth.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


This is the name of my latest small wall hanging. It is based on the queen Anne's lace flower from the umbelliferae plant family. Umbelliferae are plants with stalks nearly equal in length springing from a common centre and together forming a flat or curved surface, for example parsley fennel, and dill. I had a lovely piece of fabric from McKenna Ryan's range with these flower heads on it and was inspired to develop my quilt on this theme with this fabric as the background. I have embellished it with interesting things like macrame rope, hessian, embroidery and jig-saw puzzles. I will show you a photo when it is finished.
Regards Elizabeth

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mitre Peak landscape quilt

At quilt encounter 2009 I enrolled in a painted landscape class with Gloria Loughman. My project was based on a photo of Mitre Peak which is in Milford Sound, New Zealand. It is a much photographed NZ scene and one I have always admired so when the opportunity arose to do this workshop I chose this for my landscape. The sky and water were composed of painted, cut and pieced fabric. The lupins in the foreground were very bright so I covered the bottom part of the quilt up to the water with mauve colored net to give a subdued effect more suited to go with the evening sky. I have called this quilt "Mitre Peak at Dusk".
Regards Elizabeth.