Copa Abstractions - a textile art exhibition

Copa Abstractions - a textile art exhibition

For those who read my last blog post you'll remember this quilt Delphiniums by Brenda Gael Smith.   For the past year Brenda has embraced a weekly art project producing beautiful textile sketches. These small quilts have been inspired by botanicals, birds and the area she lives in on the Central coast of NSW called Copacabana. (It's same name but a different place from the famous Barry Manilow song, just in case anyone was wondering, or maybe no one remembers Barry Manilow anymore? ) Watching out for these works each week has been a highlight of my instagram feed. I'm always amazed at how Brenda manages to capture the essence of her subjects so perfectly in seemingly simple shapes.   I love too how the stitching lines add a wonderful texture. They become a fascination in themselves. You can tell I'm a fan. Here are a few examples so you can see what I mean.  Sea Grass Crimson Rosella Water's Edge.  So with my fascination wi

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Modern Quilt Show Australia 2017

Modern Quilt Show Australia 2017

I had the loveliest comment from Daphne saying she enjoyed my photos of the 2017 Sydney Quilt Show. Thank you Daphne, I couldn't reply to say thank you because you are a "No Reply commenter"  but it reminded me that I hadn't shared my photos from the Australian Modern Quilt Show. So here we go - quilt photo time!! The show, featuring quilts from around Australia was held from 3-5 November. This years venue, the Petersham Town Hall was a hit with everyone!! It was spacious, well lit and the building had lots of wonderful period details..  There's my quilt in the background. I think it looks great as a blurr. Beautiful bouquets of flowers by Catherine Roberts added a special touch throughout the building. I took a few photos... I never take as many as I mean to, and I didn't get pictures of all my favourites, there were so many but at least I took a few photos that I can share here. Each quilt is followed by the card with all the

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