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November 27, 2015

So a few months ago Bernina asked me to be one of 5 kiwis chosen to represent Bernina New Zealand in a global challenge. The challenge was called The Bernina International Community Project 2015 and involved 5 countries; South Africa, India, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. 5 people from each country were chosen. The 5 kiwis selected were Catherine McDonald (Aotearoa Quilters president),...

November 13, 2015

This was “the” quilt for me, it was the art quilt I dreamt of making from the moment I became aware of the existence of art quilting. I knew I needed to be an art quilter for a couple of years to learn the techniques through experimentation to be able to produce such a quilt and when the time was right I set about making it.

 

At the beginning I wasn’t really sure how to start. I merged elements of...

November 1, 2015

I am often asked what fabrics I prefer for my art quilts or what my stash contains.

 

For art quilts I use:

 

  • sometimes batiks as they make great skies and slightly textured looking backgrounds, they are a blank canvas for threads but without looking flat (and they don’t fray)

  • fabrics I can easily use for pavements, buildings, grassy lawn, floors and walls etc

  • hand-dyed & hand-painted fa...

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