The Australasian Quilt Convention

4.02 am and all is quiet. Its dark outside, the traffic has slowed to a trickle and there is the magic of an entire wall of the lights of Melbourne  behind me as I work. I have an article for an American Magazine to write, but I decided I would do a little more of…

The Australasian Quilt Convention

Its not late. Its only 8.30 pm, but indeed I feel like I've run a marathon today. A week of feeling unwell has sapped the energy, I can normally fit more in a day but I'll give in to the body tonight. The news is telling us of the breaking news in Boston and the…

The Australasian Quilt Convention

Its not late. Its only 8.30 pm, but indeed I feel like I've run a marathon today. A week of feeling unwell has sapped the energy, I can normally fit more in a day but I'll give in to the body tonight. The news is telling us of the breaking news in Boston and the…

Getting to the quilt Show.

We left home very early this morning. 4.00 am. Our flght wasn't till 7.30 but my Daughter in Law was going to Sydney at 6.00 and it seemed sensible to use one car at that time of the morning. Just a few minutes into the drive we were confronted by a huge grey kangaroo which…

The story behind the quilt.

I remember vividly being really upset when someone said to me "you only made that quilt because you know the Americans like it" They were talking about the American Gothic quilt that went on to win many awards. Little did they know the tragic story behind why I made it. The reason for making it…

Amazing medieval quilts.

After yesterdays post there was  a lot of interest in the 14th century Tristan quilt. I added some photos to FB, but I thought it might be nice to share it further on the blog. The Tristan Quilt, sometimes called the Tristan and Isolde Quilt, is one of the earliest surviving quilts in the world….

The history of my blog.

I've been writing a blog since 2005. The blog is still there. floating around in cyber space. My Mum, read the posts avidly when she got her own computer but before that  I would put them into a book form for her. I actually never made any  for myself, however, I found one the other…

Creating the Mexican Tiles Project.

I'm coming to the end of the preparation of the samples for the Mexican Tiles Project for our Alamogordo Event. As I mentioned yesterday I have lots of samples but I try to do new ones each year. I guess you could say its refining the class. I drew some patterns onto paper from tiles…

Mexican Tiles and a gorgeous day.

Its nice to be back into work mode. Then again, does it ever end? It was a misty dawn this morning. Here in the Adelaide hills it takes a little while for the mist to burn off under the sun and then a gorgeous day results. I was having withdrawals of the fresh produce from…