I've been quiet this week, but there has been lots going on! I've mostly been getting ideas (and paperwork) together for future projects, and I've started on one of the pieces of the women in Defence. Some of you will recognise Amber, who has kindly agreed to be the first subject. It's all a lot of trial and error right now, but I think we're heading in the right direction. I'm trying to find a way to combine the techniques I was using in the painted paper work with textiles, partly because I like fabric and also because it is easier for me to get my head around working with large sheets of fabric instead of paper. I'm painting the fabric with watered down acrylic, which is very similar to using normal fabric paint but it seems to make the fabric stiff and it gives a really crisp finish. (don't worry - the vegemite jar is actually burnt sienna paint).
Firstly, I've got some great news from the World Quilt Competition - Soldier On received an Honourable Mention! The Australian contingent did really well this year, you can check out all the winners here: http://www.quiltfest.com/activities_detail.asp?id=124
Secondly, I've just found out that the little version of the bark quilt (I called it Cup Moth) has been accepted into Australia Wide Four with the OzQuilt Network! It's a great opportunity as the quilts travel across Australia to various galleries and towns and I'm in some great company :) There will be an online gallery and a list of exhibition dates online soon, the opening is at Gallery M, in Adelaide, October 24 to November 21 2014. http://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au/