Bringing your travels back home.

I do it, I do it. My house if full of colour and the work of artists from all over the world. Paintings, Textiles, Garments and artifacts. I sit under a Kantha quilt of indeterminable age at night when I watch TV, made by someone in the magical world of invisible possibility. There’s a stack…

It’s cooler today.

For us, living in the Adelaide Hills, the temperature has dropped and it’s cool once again. There is a stillness in the garden and the agapanthus are almost in full bloom and I love sitting out amongst the foliage and my ‘things’ and working. It’s unreal that our country is in the grip of terrible…

Camels

Camels I’ve had a love hate relationship with camels, and I’ve ridden them in Dubai, India and Jordan. You know I could take it or leave it, to be honest, I’m not built for camel riding. We visited Petra in Jordan and this is where these photos were taken. I have made and taught a…

Textile styles in the making.

It’s taken me a while to write this story. Most of you on my blog, are quilters or love the art of Textiles. We have a textile advantage that we take for granted so today I share a story of art and experimental reinvention. Dena Crain a quilter from Kenya, taught the local ladies a…

Quilts from the International Quilt Festival.

  I have so many quilts to share with you and so little time before we begin our next adventure. It’s so interesting going to Houston and walking around the quilt exhibition. Have you walked the aisles and seen a new technique and suddenly thought well why didn’t I think of that? Then on the…

International Quilt Festival Houston.

This exhibition was called the Power of Women. Actually its a competition so there were no names on the quilts… 

I enjoyed the variety of techniques used.

When the names are published I’ll add them.

Preparation is the key.

Preparing for all eventualities in travel is really important. I know I take too many things sometimes, but most of the time I’m very thankful for my forethought.
There is a careful selection process and it takes me several weeks to pack correctly. I have to live out of a case for months.

Influence of India – the quilt.

I’ve had a busy few days and I’ve finished two quilts this week. “Edna” the Elephant. The idea of the elephant was on a poster on a wall in India. I can’t find the picture, it was just in my mind somehow. I began with fabric from India, the green fabric and the orange is…