Sunday, 9 June 2013
This weekend, I've used the silky oak leaf( previously used for printing) and gently painted it with de-colourant. Once printed onto the fabric the piece was left to dry before steam pressing. The leaf appears to float over the fabric. The finished piece is being free motion quilted using Bottom Line (grey) both top and bottom!
Saturday, 8 June 2013
I've since gently painted the leaf with decolourant - and printed it onto some of the fabric dyed during the Open Studios weekend. Many beautiful results which will be shared over this gorgeous, long weekend at home.
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
The capacity to share creative space with others is magic - whether on retreat, a catchup over coffee or the interaction that occurs during Open Studios. Mel Forrest and Chris Jones shared their art, methods and materials last weekend at Aliquilts. Then there's the presence of other artists who've encouraged and supported each of us including Sue Dennis , Kate Oszko, members of our State guilds and textile art groups. The magic of the weekend will last for a very long time in each of us. Staying with that theme, the SAQA MoB (Members of Brisbane) will meet this Saturday at the Queensland Art Gallery cafe from 10 am - bring some show and tell and/or artists cards. There's also the SAQA Oceania collection available for viewing - a collection of 12 inch square art quilts donated by Oceania members for SAQA's Benefit Auction in September. If you are interested in joining SAQA, the Queensland Quilters or the Queensland Quilters Art Quilt Group please contact me for more information.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
SAQA's "This is a Quilt" exhibition. Thank you to everyone who helped out over the weekend including Judy and Dick, Sue, Jenny and Bill. Also grateful for the great support from our fellow artists, mentors and friends and our Council for supporting arts and culture in the Scenic Rim. Especially thrilled to have Bill give the Studio a buzz in his Tigermoth on Sunday morning - a very special treat and one we won't forget.
Sunday, 26 May 2013
SAQA exhibition "This is a Quilt" in what is now known as "The Garage Gallery" - then playing with monprinting and mark making in the adjacent studio. It was great to hear feedback about everyone's visit to Suzy Buhle's studios and most visitors had also been over to Christine Leah of Zengarra at Moogerah. The Open Studios program is part of the Scenic Rim Regional Council's support of the arts and cultural tourism in the region. Many thanks to Sue, Mel, Chris and Jenny and the Lavazza Coffee machine - and the WMBM who took care of the culinary treats for hungry visitors. A big thank you to everyone who came out to the Studio and played at Aliquilts. Other artists featured this weekend include: Mark Paddick, Felicity Smith, Catherine Anderson, Rachael Brook and Christopher Trotter.