Last days of my exhibition

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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 sewmanyblessings@live.com.au and not the shop mentioned .

Nathalia, after the rain Photo by Judy Ormond

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GREAT AUSTRALIAN QUILTS No. 8 Quilters Companion

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Please note that the supplier for the kits for ‘Bugs on Boxes’ on page 15 is incorrect.

You may purchase a kit for $30 (per bug)  plus postage from:

Sue Thiel

sewmanyblessings@live.com.au

PO Box 3258

Alice Springs NT 0871

 

 

What a day!

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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:

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Me and my family : Austin, Erin and Cameron

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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.

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Design wall with my friend Kay reading.

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

My first solo exhibition is about to begin!

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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

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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.

 

Reed Warblers

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This year I have joined the local Wildflower group in Nathalia. Once a month they go on a field trip in our local area to identify species. I find it truly inspirational and can’t believe how many interesting and beautiful places have been right under my nose all this time! In March we visited the Barmah Lakes and I became fascinated by the Reed Warblers (even though they would not sit still for a photo!).

The following piece of work is inspired by this activity. It consists of four vertical panels that can be viewed as a whole or in part. It started life as experiments in digital photos on fabric. I was challenging myself to make as many different pictures from the one photo as I could. When I pieced them all together it looked like a dogs breakfast! So I cut them up and pieced it with other fabrics in an improvisational way. This became the background for the birds and reeds.

These are only sneak peaks. You can see it in its entirety at my solo exhibition at The G.R.A.I.N store, Nathalia (Victoria, Australia) from October 5th until the 25th of November. 

A big thank you to another local artist and naturalist, Anne Timm, who travels with me and answers all my questions.

Original and digitally altered photo of reeds for background piece.

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