Friday 24 May 2019

What a year so far

I can hardly believe that I haven't written a blog post this year! My life has been an absolute whirlwind. Every year seems busier than the last and this year the time is racing by.

I spent January making a quilt for the AQC challenge-Magic. I called my quilt The Magical Coral Reef! Imagine my surprise when it won viewer's Choice.

Magical Coral Reef and me

At the end of February I went to Japan with my husband and son for 2 weeks. We had a wonderful time but it was sad to say goodbye to my son Cam, who is going to live in Kobe for 12 months teaching English.

Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan
While I was in Japan my brother in Adelaide passed away unexpectedly from a burst Aneurysm, he was only 59 years old.

When I got home from Japan, I went to Adelaide to visit my remaining brother and while I was there the Adelaide Quilt and Craft Fair was on. I got to see the amazing quilts of Danny Amazonas.

Danny Amazonas
 I have been to Montsalvat to see the Polly Hollyoak  exhibition.

Polly Hollyoak
I went to the National Gallery to see the Escher exhibition.


When I was in Adelaide I went to the art gallery to see the Ben Quilty exhibition.

Margaret Olley by Ben Quilty

In Sale I saw the Annemieke Mein exhibition.

Annemieke Mien

I still run the Waverley Art quilters and during the Christmas holidays we had the Kimono Challenge.

Where's the Coral by Linda Steele
We have also studied Klimt.

A Touch of Klimt by Linda Steele

In the last month I have been to Kyabram, Canberra, Yarrawonga and Bairnsdale. It has been so busy.

In Bairnsdale we had the Victorian Quilters Autumn Gathering.

I was in Canberra for the opening of the SAQA Connections Exhibition for the Oceania region. I was absolutely thrilled to be accepted.

SAQA Connections exhibition.

This is a snapshot of what I have been up to. Hopefully I will take some time in the coming weeks to give some more details.

Of course there are 3 little people that also take up a lot of time, but they are such a joy.

I am sorry if I haven't taken the time to comment on people's blogs but I have been keeping up.

Bye for now,