My much-travelled quilt Purnululu #7 will be appearing at the Into Craft Handmade Expo, Melbourne, Australia, in just three weeks’ time, from November 24 – 27. If you’re going to that event, look for it in the SAQA exhibition “My Corner of The World”
Australian landscapes such as Purnululu and Uluru, known in the past as the Bungle Bungles and Ayers Rock respectively, are distinctive examples of weathered sandstone landforms or karst topography. To the Australian Aboriginal people these and other similar places have always held strong cultural and spiritual significance. Today non-Aboriginal Australians and foreign visitors find Purnululu and similar Outback places great destinations for travel and education.
“Purnululu #7” is already quite well travelled in Canada and USA with the juried SAQA art quilt exhibition “My Corner Of The World”. Made while I’ve been living here in Uruguay, it’s already gone to places I never have visited. But starting later this month it will travel to places I do know well, appearing with the others in this collection at textile and craft events in these Australian cities on the following dates:
My Corner of the World
Craft & Quilt Fair, Perth, West Australia, Australia • May 24 – 28, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia • August 10 – 13, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia • August 17 – 20, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia • September 11 – 12, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • November 24 – 26, 2017
What happened Brisbane? Why no Hobart? Darwin – are you there?
After all the fabric auditioning, consideration of scale of the units for this piece, there was a satisfying moment doing the first seam of a new project – all keen piecers of fabric know that feeling! And, even though I was certain that the block/gold pin spot fabric will be an important part of this particular quilt, to test that theory I took the time to consider another option –
– and now think for this work I must make a choice. It’s either the horizontal lines will all be black/gold spot, or the rock units will be striped with other rock unit fabric. And while I’m considering that, I’ll have a spot of lunch and a total change of activity, outside, as it’s a beautiful day.
I’ve just bought a new gold paint for the hand made dots I plan to put on the work I’m just finishing. Samples are so important – so I tested it of course on a scrap of the background fabric – set with the iron, and it is really permanent. I also bought a couple of cheap paint brushes and cut the ends off to use to make round dots….. and I especially like the fine ones on the RHS. Fiddling with samples always suggests more than one idea, and I like the gold brush strokes against the black – there’s some real potential there….