Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Australia Quilts Exhibition

In September 2014, Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork / European Patchwork Meeting celebrates its 20th anniversary in Alsace, France.  Australia is the guest country of honour from outside of Europe.

Australia Quilts is an invitational exhibition curated by Brenda Gael Smith to showcase the diversity of Australian quiltmaking.  There are 34 featured artists and I was thrilled to have one of my quilts selected for this exhibition.

Australia Quilts

At present the quilts in the collection are making their way over to France including my quilt Purple Haze.

Detail - Purple Haze

Brenda has put together a beautiful website - Australia Quilts - Exceptional Quilts from the Great Southern Land to showcase the quilts that are part of the collection and to learn more about the featured artists.  I encourage you to take this opportunity to view this stunning collection of Australian quilts online.

If only I could accompany my quilt to France ...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quilt Ladder

My studio is fairly small - there is not a lot of storage space and not much wall space to display quilts.  I had recently seen some great Quilt Ladders online and asked my very handy Dad to make me one.  Dad is a retired tiler and very handy with carpentry, bricklaying and many other trades.  Two weeks after my request, my quilt ladder is home and he has done a fabulous job.

With 10' ceilings, I was able to have a 9' ladder built - the ladder is about 20" wide and the rungs are spaced about 17" apart placed on an angle to accommodate the quilts.

I spent this Sunday morning selecting a range of quilts and quilt tops to display - I managed to take a picture of the now tidy section of my room.  It will be great to be able to easily change the quilts on display.

Thanks Dad for a great job - I might see if I need any more quilt ladders for elsewhere in the house.