Saturday, 14 August 2021

Exhibition news

 There is not much happening exhibition wise in Australia, here in Melbourne we are currently in our 6th lockdown, where there are only 4 reasons to leave within 5k of your home. Everyone is getting pretty sick of it.

However, exhibitions overseas are starting to open up.

There is a travelling exhibition curated by Brenda Gael Smith called Open Borders, they are travel inspired quilts from Australian artists. We cannot travel but our quilts can!

There was a lovely advertisement featuring my quilt, Magical Coral Reef.

The exhibition will travel with the Mancuso shows this year.

The World Quilt Show is currently an on-line exhibition and that is on at the moment.

The quilts will be on show in person at

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Exhibition 16th - 19th September

Pacific International Quilt Festival 14th -17th October

Quilt and Sewing Festival of New Jersey 17th - 20th November

There is also going to be a Portrait exhibition at the same shows and my quilt was selected to be in that too. This exhibition was curated by Phyllis Cullen, I did a on-line portrait class with Phyllis and we continue to meet monthly via zoom for a critique session, which really helps to keep everyone motivated. 

My quilt of my grandson Jack climbing a tree will be in that exhibition.


Another exhibition called the Wonder of Eyes was supposed to be on show all over Australia in 2020, then all shows got postponed to 2021. Unfortunately, now most of the shows have been cancelled this year as well. The little quilts are going to be returned to us. I did a peacock and there was a lovely post on Instagram showing some of the postcards and my peacock was in the front.

We are still wondering if the Australasian Quilt Convention will go ahead in December and our Victorian Quilt Show in November, but it is starting to seem unlikely.

Bye for now,



Magpie's Mumblings said...

The pandemic certainly has wreaked a lot of havoc on shows and exhibitions, but it amazes me how the organizers are trying their best to come up with workarounds. Glad you're at least getting to show some of your work, even though it might not be in the manner you would have preferred.

Linda Steele said...

I agree Magpie Mumblings, but we are going to love getting back to real quilt shows, exhibitions and shops.

jude's page said...

Certainly a different world, very thankful for modern technology to keep us in touch. We are planning our local quilt show for October but realise it could all change at the last minute.

Linda Steele said...

Yes Jude, it seems we cannot plan ahead now, we have to live in the moment. I wonder how this event will change everyone or if we'll get back to normal really quickly?