Tag Archives: Fabric landscapes

SAQA Oceana: Distance and Diversity

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‘GILGAI’ Linden Lancaster 2020 40 x 60 cm

We are often prepared to travel a great distance to experience the beauty of our natural world. Last year, in the midst of the ‘Coronavirus lockdown’, my husband and I took a bushwalk in an area of the Barmah River Redgum forest down the end of our road. Our quest was to see what wildflowers may be present. Imagine our excitement to discover a ‘Gilgai’- formed from a depression in the soil which then collects and retains water from rainfall or flood. Such a surprise to see the diversity of shape and form of the plants in such a small area. They could not all be fitted into my representation!

‘Gilgai’ Linden Lancaster 2020 Detail

Miniature Landscapes workshop at Wangaratta.

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A few weekends ago I had a wonderful time with the Centre Quilters Circle at Wangaratta. I stayed in a cottage nestled in an amazing garden belonging to the most creative and hospitable Sandra Makin. The ladies in my class designed their own landscapes after completing my pattern (you can see parts of the blue bell woods in some of the pictures) . We covered composition, colour, and fabrics that work well for landscapes. Thank you to all for an unforgettable weekend!

The following are ‘works in progress’.

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Here are the artists.

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Here are a couple of shots from Sandra’s garden….amazing! These are true colours, not photo-shopped!