Studio Blog Hop begins tomorrow.

It's a few days since I've had time to write. The days till I leave are just flying by and I have to finish all the illustrations for the book…..!!! I managed a lot of technical work with my photographic studies today, I touched base with Alamogordo, New Mexico and Ireland and preparing lessons. I'm…

Things I found at Australasian Quilt Convention 2012

You've all been to quilt shows. I'm certain you've all been impressed by the quilts you've seen… But sometimes the art of one or two quilters jumps right out at you and gives you a wallop. From the age of 13 when I could go into the city by myself, I often visited the Art…

Quilting, Quilting, Quilting.

Emptying out my trash by the machine from this mornings work.   3 needles…..!!!! I change needles often, but 3 in 3 hours, really. I'm doing a lot of quilting on this quilt and I needed to change needles for each thread. The dish I use for my bin is made from paper, a Korean art…

Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand.

  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them.    

Yes I can, and did.!!!!

This was an experiment. How does the fabric react to ink. Threads… – (I used 5 different kinds), needles 60/8 sharp, 70/10 sharp, Superior top stitch. It is a serious piece because it goes in my sample pile for the photography and freemotion illustration class. It's not finished, but pretty close to it. The image…

Yes I can.!!!!!

Yes, I can…. I can draw on the silk style cotton very well…. now how will it quilt? This man was walking down the street the other day, now he's on fabric.  

Things I found at Australasian Quilt Convention 2012

  I'm always looking for something different. Simply because I just want to see how it will figure in my work and it triggers my imagination. Reece Scannell's booth 'Cotton that looks like Silk'  captured my interest. There has to be a reason why the fabric gives me goose bumps. Think about it, image a…

Back to Normal (whatever that is)

    It's nice to be home despite the interesting things I picked up. !!!!! I had a problem writing the blog in the first week because I was so busy at the festival. Then at the Villa, the internet was intermittent. Grrrr. Luana has gone on to Canberra for a few days, but we…

2012 Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts.

The time has come, the walrus said… time to book, and share 3 days (or just one day) with me. We laugh a lot, learn a lot and give a lot. First National Bank Presents The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts Featuring   Pam Holland Save the Date!!! Otero County Fairgrounds – Alamogordo, N.M.  June…

Another amazing day.

This is my second attempt at completing the blog. The internet died last night, I woke up at 1.30, and it was back on, so I quickly posted and then the it went out again and I lost it all. !!!!! We had an early start yesterday. With great enthusiasm we wandered down to the…