Sunday, April 28, 2013

Official Invitation to Colourplay @ Pinnacles

Colourplay opens at Pinnacles Gallery in Townsville today and continues until 2 June. You are cordially invited to join Kirsten for the opening festivities at 11am on Saturday. If we're lucky, there might even be cupcakes and macarons.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Join Deborah in a Webinar!

I am really excited to tell you about a webinar I am hosting with Quilting Arts next week.

It's Tuesday, April 30 at 1 pm Easter, but you don't necessarily have to attend live... I know not everyone is free during the day (or during the night for those in other parts of the world). You can still register and just download the event and listen and watch whenever you want.

I'll be talking about all kinds of unexpected materials that you can use in art quilts... including foil candy wrappers like I used in my quilt for our Chocolate theme.

Have you ever participated in a webinar? It's a new endeavor for me and for Quilting Arts. Participants will view a digital slide show on their computers that I will be live-streaming from my computer. (Oh the power of technology!) I'll be talking about my artwork, showing tons of examples and sharing techniques and tips.

I've had a great time preparing for this project. Here's an example of one of the small collages I created for the webinar. It's called Metro Grid. Can you guess what "unexpected materials" I used?

I think the webinar is going to be super fun and if it fits your interest and pocketbook, I'd love to have you join me! It is so amazing to know that our 12x12 project has reached people all over the world and this webinar is a pretty cool opportunity to connect and learn more about how I create my artwork and some of my tips and ideas about creativity... even though we might never be in the same place.

Plus... all participants are going to get an awesome discount code to use in future Interweave purchases.

I'm also eager to hear what unexpected materials you've used in your artwork!

A Little Twelve by Twelve @ Paducah 2013

Thank you to everyone who joined me for my lecture in Paducah about the Adventures and inspiration of the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge. It was wonderful to be able to share my quilts from the Theme Series and the 2012 Series along with images and stories from the other Twelves.

AQS have been warm hosts in Paducah and I know our Colourplay collection will be in caring hands when it is a special exhibit at AQS Quilt Week in Grand Rapids (14-17 August 2013) and Des Moines (2-5 October 2013).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Colourplay in Melbourne

Thank you to everyone who joined Kirsty and me to celebrate Colourplay at the Australasian Quilt Convention 2013. Today, Sunday, is the last day of the show and Kirsty will be giving a floor talk at 1.30pm before she packs up the collection for our exhibition at Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville (29 April -2 June).

Also, you can find a listing of tutorials and resources on the Twelve by Twelve website and Brenda shares her Five Tips for the Beginner Art Quilter.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Colourplay @ Australasian Quilt Convention 2013

The Colourplay collection has been hung at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne ready for the opening of the 9th Australasian Quilt Convention tomorrow, 18 April 2013. There is a floor talk each day at 1.30pm. Do stop by to say hello!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Book Sales at Australasian Quilt Convention 2013

Kirsty and I are packing our bags for the Colourplay exhibition at the Australasian Quilt Convention that opens on Thursday 18 April and continues until Sunday 21 April.   We don't have room in our suitcases to pack any books but our book Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge is available at the show from Can Do Books (Stand 71).

Kirsty and I are happy to sign your copy.  Come along to our daily floor talk at 1.30pm!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Colourplay & Flying Colours at AQC 2013

For me, one of the lasting benefits of being part of the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge, has been the opportunity to test out design ideas in a small format before developing works on a larger scale.  Indeed, the Twelve by Twelve project has sparked many series in my portfolio.

My Flying Colours series started with Lorikeet Circus in the Colourplay challenge and the latest piece, Budgies Uncaged (125x125cm), has been selected as a finalist in the Australasian Quilt Convention 2013 challenge - FREE.

Come along to AQC in Melbourne next week, 18-21 April.  The fabulous Kirsten and I will be giving daily floor talks at the Colourplay exhibition at 1.30pm..
 Read about The Process of Creating Budgies Uncaged on my blog.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Colourplay @ AQC and Pinnacles

Catch the Colorplay Series on exhibition tour in Australia this month at: