Saturday, 28 July 2012

'Fresh ' is published...

... Sort of!

My fresh challenge piece appears in the 2013 calendar of The Quilters Guild of the British Isles representing August;


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Congratulations to Helena

Helena has contributed a piece to the SAQA 2012 auction. It's a beautiful medley of warm colours, titled "Syringa Spontanea", and it's been chosen by Wen Redmond for a Dream Collection, called "Painterly". Margaret Ramsay's piece, "Indigo Waves" is in the same group of six. You can look at all the Dream Collections, and all of the almost 400 donated squares, by visiting the SAQA website.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Another teaser

I have just finished my jubilation piece and I feel jubilant! I have been travelling a lot this summer (Italy, Sweden) so it feel so wonderful to spend some time in my studio. Here is my inspiration.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Check out Dianne in the IQA class catalogue!

I was flipping through the catalogue and there was our Dianne on page 32! Check it out at

A small celebration - I think!

I'm doing a happy dance because I've just been accepted into a local textile and mixed media exhibiting group. This is a long standing group (They celebrated their 20th anniversary last year.) and well respected group locally and you can probably guess how nervous I was when I went along with my portfolio to meet the group. After a brief but anxious wait I heard yesterday that I'd been accepted and now I think I'm even more nervous  - about keeping up appearances, you can fool some of the people some of the time ..................!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


I am jubilant! I have finished my Jubilation challenge, due on August 31. Didn't know what to do with the theme, so went for an abstract composition, trying to choose colours and shapes that would give a sense of uplift, of rejoicing, of high spirits. I am celebrating a Big Birthday later this week, so drew inspiration from that too. Here is a little detail from the (ahem) completed piece.