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Last night was the opening of the bi-annual exhibition of ‘Australian Quilts in Public Places’. This years theme was ‘Reflection’. There were more than 50 quilts jammed into the White Horse Art space in Box Hill, Melbourne, Australia.

I received a ‘highly commended’ for the following work: ‘Place of Reflection’. It is a whole quilt and begun its life as a piece of ice-dyed fabric. I added hand-dyed sheer and cotton fabrics. The darker tree fabric is, in fact, one of my children’s baby sheets that has been over-dyed. If you look closely you can even see a few alphabet blocks! There is a lot of machine stitching with metallic and shiny threads to add shimmer to the water. Some Inktense pencil work has been added to define the waters edge.

Unfortunately this is a poor quality photo, but will have to do, for now.



Place of Reflection 2017 by Linden Lancaster




Last days of my exhibition


The 17th of November is the last day of my exhibition at the GRAIN store art gallery in Nathalia. Opening times are Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11 am to 4pm (or by arrangement with myself for a group).

The following photo (and article by Genevieve Barlow) is in this weeks Weekly Times ‘Miranda’ section.

Also, ‘Great Australian Quilts’ by Quilters Companion has just arrived in the newsagents with an article and pattern/instructions for ‘Bugs on Boxes’. I am the representative for Victoria.

Please note that you can get the bug kits from Sue Thiel at and not the shop mentioned .

Nathalia, after the rain Photo by Judy Ormond

What a day!


Thanks to all who came along to the exhibition opening yesterday. It was a very special day and one that will stay in my memory always….

Here are some pics:


Me and my family : Austin, Erin and Cameron


Susan Matthews (wonderful textile artist) opened the exhibition with Jo Toohey director of Regional arts Victoria in the background. We are laughing about not liking our photo taken.


Design wall with my friend Kay reading.


My beautiful sister in law, Lyndal with Easter quit and Bugs on boxes in the background.

My first solo exhibition is about to begin!


SUNDAY OCTOBER 8TH at 2 pm  The G.R.A.I.N store community art gallery, Blake St. Nathalia, Victoria, Australia.

A selection of over 40 works produced from 2007 until 2017


Design board display with inspiration and works in progress:



‘Fragments from the found’ small textile/mixed media pieces mounted on canvas $40 (or sign up for a class on Saturday October 14th and learn how to make them)


Post cards:

Two different sets: Michellia and Carolyn’s Roses- $10 for a pack of 6



I will be at the Gallery every Sat between 11 am and 2 pm until the exhibition closes on November 18. Come in and have a chat!





BUGS ON BOXES new class for 2018


This is a commissioned project for Quilters Companion’s ‘Great Australian Quilt Designers’ which is coming out this October 2017.

Showcasing three Australian creatures in aboriginal fabrics, this is a fun project that can be completed in a weekend. Display your triptych on art canvases or in the usual way.

Due to copyright, I am showing only details here. If you would like more information, follow my classes link.