Monday 27 June 2011

Beneath the Southern Sky:Call for Entries

Beneath the Southern Sky
Beneath the Southern Sky is a travelling exhibition of contemporary textile works to be displayed at the Australasian Quilt Convention and other venues in 2012. All textile artists are invited to submit an entry exploring the theme Beneath the Southern Sky. Each work will be in a 40x100cm (W x L) banner format and up to 30 works may be selected.

To submit an entry, please review the Conditions of Entry and complete the Online Entry Form. The closing date for entries is 25 January 2012.

For more information, see or contact

Friday 17 June 2011

Publishing Opportunity

Would you like to see your quilt published in a book by well-known publisher Lark Books?
They are currently seeking work to be included in the Lark Crafts second book in the Art Quilt Portfolio series, which will focus on "People and Portraits."
If your work focuses on people and you are interested in being published, the Call for Consideration forms are now available on Lark's website:

Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2011

Thursday 16 June 2011

Wonderful Wednesday - 15 June

We has around 52 people present at the Wonderful Wednesday meeting yesterday. There was the usual chat, stitch and cups of tea and coffee. The "bring and buy" saw some members selling their goods. Member Shuji from Wabi-Sabi Design was also there selling his Japanese fabric - fat quarters or by the metre.

Here is a view of some of the "Bring and Buy":
At the next Wonderful Wednesday meeting on 20 July , Clare Ayling will be present selling her latest shipment of batik fabric from Bali. The themed show & tell is quilts ( or anything really) made with batik fabric.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Row by Row Meeting - 8 June

On 8 June the Row-by-Row meeting was held. The elements to be incorporated in this month's row were butterflies, bees, bugs and the colour orange. Not everyone was able to make it - illness for some, and the fact that it was only 5 degrees C and windy meant others didn't want to venture out. For the 20 who made it there were some great interpretations presented.
Here are some images:

Dragonfly fabric solved the bug challenge

Nasturtiums and butterflies by Pat, Orange Peel block and bug fabric
 by Karin

Closeup of the nasturtiums

Berys is working on two quilts for this challenge- this is number 1

This is number 2

Joanne made her fourth "row" the corner blocks for the border

Closeup of some of Joanne's blocks

Sandra is going to turn her rows into a jacket

Butterflies and dragonflies - quilts as you go

For some it is producing a landscape, for others it's just crazy!

Sometimes there are leftovers - this will become a cot quilt for QFO

The elements for the next row were chosen by Robyn and Joan. Robyn chose "flowers, trees & leaves" and Joan really helped us all by choosing the colour green. The next meeting is on 13 July. We then have a break until September while the Canberra Quilters Exhibition is on. Catchup time for some of us, perhaps?