‘Party Prawns – But who invited the Crab?’ 2005. 52 x 51 cm (20 ½ x 20in)Australia was invited to participate with Japan and France in a multi-country challenge. The theme was ‘Earth or All Things under the Sun’. 30 sub-theme categories covered everything from architecture, flora, fauna and landforms to weather. There were 30 quilts from each country, one for each category and all 90 quilts were exhibited in the three participating countries. My category was ‘Crustacean’.
‘Be Creative – Decorating the 8 World’ 2009. 110.5 x 86.5cm (43 ½ x 34in)
Bernina Australia issued ‘The ULTIM8 Creative Challenge’ to the Friends of Bernina to promote the new Bernina 830 machine.
My creation was a fantasy piece depicting some events in the cre8ive world of 8. The little 8 men are busy decor8ing and rushing Bernina packages to the stitching world (with some unexpected hiccups!).
All 27 challenge pieces were exhibited in various venues and also published in a book by Jenny Haskins, ‘A Galleria of Machine Artistry and Quilting’.
‘Flower Songs’ 2010. 132 x 160cm (52 x 63in)Made for ‘The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Wonders of the World’ at Houston 2010, it won First Prize in the exhibition. Getting this prize was one of the most exciting things that has happened in my quilting career.