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Teaching at Alice Springs

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A lovely group of ladies from Alice Springs spent two days of creating in my ‘fabric collage’ class. Some worked on their own inspirations, whilst others on the ‘Meet Jacquie’ design.

They tell me they are a ‘laid back’ bunch….but don’t you believe them- they worked right through meals!

A big thank you to Sue Thiel for putting us up (and putting up) with my husband and I. We were able to stay on and do some sight seeing, which was wonderful.

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Alice Springs Quilters

I strongly recommend anyone who has not been to the Northern Territory of Australia, to put it on your bucket list. It is a very unique place and they don’t call it the ‘Red Centre’ for nothing. Here are a few of the thousands of photos we have taken. I have come home with a head brimming full of ideas, so watch this space…..

‘Meet Jacquie’

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'Meet Jacquie' Linden Lancaster 2018

This is a new workshop using a simple collage technique and free-motion quilting. Jacquie is my sister’s cockatiel and was a wonderful subject to play with. Two day class, approx A3 size. Use your own colour palette or bring your own bird design.

For more information you can download an information page from ‘Classes’ section, above.

Painting for a change

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I’ve been having a little break from quilts the past few months. Painting and drawing is a good way to fill the well and I have been participating in a lovely online class with Carla Sonheim called “Y is for Yellow”. The following are mixed media 6 x 6 inch bird portraits from my own photos (apart from one). These will be part of my exhibition in Kyabram in October this year.

Season After Season

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I’m delighted to announce that my quilt ‘Calendar’ has been accepted for the SAQA  Global Exhibition tilted “Season after Season”. The exhibition opens at the Texas museum USA in Jan 2019. I was most surprised as I was not entirely happy with the end result, but then I had got a bit sick of it and perhaps my judgement was off!

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‘Calendar’ by Linden Lancaster 2018

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What a weekend! Cohuna Country Quilters

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Thank you Cohuna Country Quilters’ group, for inviting me to teach at your wonderful annual event. Great food, great people, great teachers and superb organisation. I recommend this event to quilters of all kinds.

Below are participants with their creations from my class ‘Pictorial ideas into Quilts’. Thank you girls for your enthusiasm and willingness to be subjected to all that design theory…….. and Anne is the most awesome angel!

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The dining hall decorated with quilts from Pakistan

 

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‘Angel Anne’

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Terrific works of art…..I hope they finish them……..

Tasmanian Art Quilt prize 2018 ‘Ebb and Flow’

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I was excited to be a finalist in the above exhibition and attend the opening last Tuesday night. The event was well attended with high quality works presented.

I was quite ambivalent about whether to enter my piece, as I felt it was quite experimental and, therefore, not quite up to my usual standard. I had to really push myself to finish it; and I’m glad I did as I learnt a lot from the process.

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Artists Statement:

‘Fly like a bird and look down on the tidal flats where exposed shells and assorted seaweed are strewn on the sand. Or bob along in your boat looking across the waters, where the light and reflections dance together, to the shoreline and mouth of the tidal river.’

These two perspectives are overlaid.

Process and Materials:

This piece is an experiment in layers and transparency. There are five layers of process, beginning with thickened Procion dye monoprints of two similar landscapes in different colours. These were then torn into strips and woven together and fused to the top of the quilt sandwich. The piece was then stamped with fabric paints using found objects, such as cardboard tubing and a plastic cotton reel. The fourth process was the quilting, and lastly, painted organza added with metallic thread.

Cotton whole cloth, organza, thickened Procion dyes, fabric paints, foils, cotton and metallic threads. Quilted on a domestic machine.

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