Time flies when you are having fun (or are very busy)! I’m behind on my blogging – Instagram has been my only online presence lately.
So now on to a short round-up of recent events. My trip to Melbourne in October also included The Thin Line textile exhibition at the Tacit Contemporary Art Galley. I splurged and purchased one of the works who is now safely at home.
Scout is the work of Melanie Hill who goes by the name of textileallsorts on Instagram and he will be installed on my walls at home this week-end. He is made from vintage fabrics and combines embroidery, crazy patchwork and more than a touch of whimsy. I love him!
On the stitching front I have been busy stitching gifts which need to stay secret until after Christmas! 🙂
My most exciting news is my recent fabulous week-end of creativity at the Sydney Modern Quilt Guild show.
On Friday I did a foundation-piecing workshop with Carolyn Friedlander when I produced this tiny work of art.
It tested all my creative skills as I had never done any foundation piecing before and this little creation was quite tricky to produce, but it was a great day. Carolyn was a very calm and generous teacher. As you can see from the photo below we all produced some great shirt combinations, plus some houses and a tree.
Then on Saturday I did a workshop and attended an evening trunk show with Anna Maria Horner which was an absolute delight. The workshop was called Mod Corsage and involved talking about and designing a quilt which combines patchwork and applique.
Anna Maria bought along a collection of her most recent quilts using these techniques.
She is such a warm friendly person who clearly loves her work and teaching . It was an absolute delight to spend time in her company with “quilty” friends. We don’t often get the chance to do workshops with international visitors in Australia as we are considered to be too far away here.
This was my feeble attempt to start a block design.
I can’t wait to continue to work on this over the Christmas holidays. I really enjoyed learning some new techniques, including my first bias binding to use in stems and it was a wonderful break from work and computers.
I hope you are all not too stressed with the lead-up to the holiday and I plan to be back soon.