Monday, October 5, 2015

Improvisational Circles

I have sewed another Improvisational Circles Quilt inspired by class held with Nancy Crow in NZ.

Now for the quilting!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Quilts - Nature inspiration

Here are some close up of a couple of art quilts I made for a NZ challenge.  I designed and carved the pink

flower stamp and used textile ink for the printing.


Friday, October 2, 2015


The latest Postcards I made for the swap with the Postcard Swap Group in New Zealand - Barbara, Marg, Janet, Pam and Merilyn.  Just finished my next round ones!! Here is a selection:

Rebecca :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Zealand Parliament Exhibition Gallery

I have been so behind this year with lots of travel and other events.  I am finally doing a blog post and will do some catchup.  The first post is about the 8 by 8 Group's Exhibition at the New Zealand Parliament Exhibition Gallery.  8 by 8 is made up with some lovely quilters from the Hutt Valley; Pat Ashcroft, Dianna Carroll, Marg Davidson, Brenda McPartlin, Gael O'Donnell, Margaret Rodgerson and myself ( who now resides back in Australia).  Here is a photo of my eight quilts hanging in the Gallery.

And a close up.
the rest!

Rebecca :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Studio Assistant

I have a new Studio Assistant a naughty one called Bobby Rose.  He is looking at me defiantly!!
Busy working on a big quilt but I cannot share photos at this stage.

Have a great day!!  Rebecca

Monday, February 2, 2015

Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2015 part

I have some more photographs of the Quilt Symposium of quilts I particularly liked.

"Exuberance" by Jean McLean

Raffle Quilt - Group Quilt quilted by Paula Shailer

Detail from "Circle the Wagon" by Gael O'Donnell

 "Gradation" by Kathleen Burford

For more photographs of quilts and an interview with the winner go and look at Charlotte's blog The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady

I am linking to Lily's Quilts  Small blog Meet.

cheers Rebecca

Friday, January 30, 2015

Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2015

I had just the best time at the Quilt Symposium Manawatu at Palmerston North in New Zealand.  It was five days of total immersion in the world of quilts.

My first workshop was with Sheena Norquay of Scotland and we created a long skinny wall hanging with several sizes of appliquéd and quilted circles and rings.  It was great.  Sheena had a lovely piece in the Tutors Exhibition inspired by her beautiful part of Scotland.

close up of the bird so love the way Sheena adds texture and pattern to her work.

The Quilt Exhibitions were great and my favourite was a work by Gael O'Donnell called "Off the Floor #1 which was Gael's own design and made using fabric left over from other projects.  Here is a close up of part of the quilt.  Really interesting the way Gael has used the various grey fabrics.

Will do another post of Symposium with my second workshop with Kim Thittichai (UK).
cheers Rebecca