01/09/2020

Spring into Parks Banner

8 inch art quilts depicting flora, fauna and landforms of WA National and other parks

23/04/2020

200 Flags

Depicts the countries, companies and events that affected Australian history over the 200 years to 1988. Some proprietary flags included in amongst hand made and painted depictions from research. Background top is the English flag from 1788 and bottom is current Australian flag. An index of flags and a plan is available Made using Commercial

24/11/2018

Underwater Reflections

Technique: Machine strip piecing and folding of various tones of blue directly onto a backing. No wadding. Hand finished. Materials: Taffeta, silks, blends, cotton.

27/08/2018

Journey to Geelong

Technique: Needle felting, machine appliqué, hand quilted and finished. Materials: Pure wool, embroidery thread and low loft wadding.

09/07/2018

Boulder Opal 3

Technique: Opals, strip piecing, quilt-as-you-go, machine appliquéd to rock panels of various shapes and sizes. Hand quilted and finished. Materials: Cotton, velvet, linen, satin, taffeta, blends, corduroy, wool and mixes, polyester wadding.

09/07/2018

Boulder Opal 2

Technique: Opals, strip piecing, quilt-as-you-go, machine appliquéd to rock panels of various shapes and sizes. Hand quilted and finished. Materials: Cotton, velvet, linen, satin, taffeta, blends, corduroy, wool and mixes, polyester wadding.

09/07/2018

Boulder Opal 1

Technique: Opals, strip piecing, quilt-as-you-go, machine appliquéd to rock panels of various shapes and sizes. Hand quilted and finished. Materials: Cotton, velvet, linen, satin, taffeta, blends, corduroy, wool and mixes, polyester wadding.

09/07/2018

Giant

Technique: Machine appliqué, hand quilted and finished. Materials: Wool, corduroy, satin, taffeta, cotton, blends, polyester wadding.

04/07/2018

Tree of Life or Ghost Gum? Australia and its Territories Threatened Fauna

A white Ghost Gum is set against a blazing sky. The background is divided into three panels with the left being cliffs and water, the centre hills and swamps and the right panel is a desert. The foreground includes rocks and a stream and small habitats. The major features of the quilt are made from

27/06/2018

Bush Sunrise

i used an old blanket found in an Op Shop which I suspect was pre war, I eco dyed sections of it by wrapping in rusty items and boiling in water. I then created stamps representing gum leaves and used them as a stamp onto silk which had also been dyed and stitched them onto

24/04/2018

First Load of the Day

Technique: Machine appliqué, net layering, hand quilted and finished. Materials: Net, wool, cotton, corduroy, silk, blends, polyester wadding.

24/04/2018

Tree Kangaroo of the Rain Forest

Technique: Machine appliqué, loose leaves and vines, hand quilted and finished. Materials: Cotton, satin, corduroy, furnishing fabrics, found patterns, polyester wadding.

24/04/2018

Storm at Sea

Technique: Strip piecing ‘quilt-as-you-go’ method, hand quilted and finished, loose birds, metal motifs applied by hand. Materials: Satin, taffeta, cotton and blends found screen printed fabric, velvet. Polyester wadding.

24/04/2018

View from the Skyway

Technique: Machine appliqué, hand quilted and finished. Materials: Cotton, wool, blends, corduroy, satin, linings, furnishing fabrics, polyester wadding.

22/04/2018

There’s Colour in the Creek

Technique: Machine appliqué, use of overlay to give a sense of distance, clothing, loose leaves, hand quilted and finished. Materials: Cotton, taffeta, wool, curtain fabric, corduroy, velvet, clothing, blends and found prints. Polyester wadding.

22/04/2018

Barrier Reef

Technique: Machine appliqué, strip piecing quilt-as-you-go, machine appliqué, hand quilting and finishing, hand attached sea weed. Materials: Satin, taffeta, cotton, corduroy, furnishing fabrics, found pattern fabric, blends, lace, polyester wadding. 21

22/04/2018

Sydney Red Gum – Bobbin Head

Technique: Machine appliqué, hand quilted and finished, loose leaves. Materials: Cotton, poly-cotton, satin, wool, blends, polyester wadding.

22/04/2018

Ireland Experience

Technique: Using my photographs, I drew the visuals to size and used this as the pattern for the cutting out. A base fabric of calico was used to machine appliqué onto, using different colour thread. Assembled as stripes and then as a whole piece with polyester wadding and calico backing. Hand quilted with embroidery and

22/04/2018

Bush Scene

Technique: Machine applique and finished, trapunto, hand quilted. Chenille border with roulette insert. Materials: Cotton, wool, satin, chenille, blends, dress and curtain fabric, polyester wadding.

05/04/2018

Australia – A Land of Contrasts

Technique: Machine piecing and appliqué. Freehand machine embroidery. Hand finished. Materials: Cotton, polyester blends and velvet

05/04/2018

Litter

Technique: Machine appliqué, loose leaves attached and couched in places. The speckled fabric was a ‘challenge piece’. Hand finished. Materials: Cotton and blends, tulle , plastic net, chip bags, foil.

10/11/2017

Cot Quilt

A. Earl came to Australia from England, Chesterfield, Derbyshire c.1860 and lived in Queensland and NSW. The nursery rhymes depicted on the quilt include: ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’, ‘Little Miss Muffet’, ‘Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe’, ‘Mother Hubbard’, “Puss in Boots’, ‘Little Boy Blue’.

10/11/2017

The Westbury Quilt

” Members of the Hampson family, who lived at ‘Fern Bank’ near Westbury in northern Tasmania, made this quilt. John and Mary Hampson settled in the area in 1865 and had seven children. As the dates on the quilt show it was made between 1901-1903, Mary and five daughters and two sons were living at