Wednesday, 5 December 2007

November Meeting - Show and Tell

Whose idea was it to give Lisa the camera?
Ahhh, that's better.
Jenny's quilt.
And Margaret's quilt.
Sue's wool quilt.
Alison, winner of Best Use of Colour at the European Quilt Championships, with her ribbon and the bits and pieces of her prize.
Ellie's Kaffe Fassett quilt.
Quilt for a friend made by Marie-Laur and Ellie.
Two of Enid's quilts.
Merlyn's quilt.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Meeting Dates for 2008

Time to mark your diaries for our 2008 Mosman Night Owl meetings:
  • Tuesday, 22 January
  • Tuesday, 26 February
  • Tuesday, 25 March
  • Tuesday, 22 April
  • Tuesday, 27 May
  • Tuesday, 24 June
  • Tuesday, 22 July
  • Tuesday, 26 August
  • Tuesday, 23 September
  • Tuesday, 28 October
  • Tuesday, 25 November

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Lisa's Solo Exhibition

September Challenge -- The Hand Stitch

The Challenge for September is to make something that features The Hand Stitch. You can make anything ... a quilt top, a tea cozy, a garment, a decoration ... the only limit is your imagination.

Results will be posted to the blog after the September meeting.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Results of the July Challenge -- Take One Shape

and Alison's

Sunday, 29 July 2007

July Meeting - Show and Tell

Here is Kim's project for her HSC
Here is a quilt from Jenny
And two from Enid
One from Lynette
The latest from Alison
Cecelia made this treasure from someone else's trash
Here's Sue's newest project

Sunday, 15 July 2007

July Challenge --Take One Shape

The Challenge for July is to make something using just one shape. You can make anything ... a quilt top, a tea cozy, a garment, a decoration ... anything.

And it doesn't have to be textile in nature. It can be anything made using just one shape.

Results will be posted to the blog after the July meeting.

Tapestry Exhibition at SH Ervin Gallery

Martin Sharp Eternity 1999


Contemporary tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop

29 June - 12 August 2007

Tapestries are the murals of our time Le Corbusier

Oh yes, it’s cold outside! So how about a special collection of exemplary tapestries to warm the cockles of your art life?

S.H. Ervin Gallery is delighted to present the touring exhibition, From here to Eternity: Contemporary tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop for our winter program. Fifty-two works from the Workshop’s exhibition collection have been selected to promote and present the VTW to new tapestry audiences.

From its humble beginnings in 1976, the Victorian Tapestry Workshop is now a world leader in the production of the tapestry medium. Unique to the Workshop are the skilled weavers who are also trained artists. Their sensitivity to the visual aspects of the medium, together with their technical expertise, enables them to form a special collaboration with the artists whose designs they translate.

This exhibition features some of Australia’s leading artists including Davida Allen, Angela Brennan, Mike Brown, Jon Cattapan, Alun Leach-Jones, Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), Glenn Morgan, Gareth Sansom, Martin Sharp and Peter Walsh.

The exhibition’s title is drawn from Martin Sharp’s quintessentially Sydney tapestry Eternity, his graphic homage to Arthur Stace.

“I loved the idea [that] that vastest of words, which had been written so humbly and so often on the streets of Sydney, should be honoured in tapestry.” Martin Sharp

Exhibition catalogue available $15. Mail orders welcome.

Watson Road (enter from Argyle Street), Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm

Admission: $6, $4 National Trust members, seniors & concessions

General Information: Ph. 02) 9258 0173, Fax. 02) 9251 4355



Public Program: Sundays @ 3pm, Gallery Floor Talk: Tuesdays @ midday

Sunday, 1 July 2007

June Meeting -- Fabric Weaving Workshop

At our monthly meeting, we did some fabric weaving using a sturdy water soluable stabilizer. That is the plastic-looking sheet under the fabric strips.

And here is what we ended up with ...

Next Month: The finished pieces

Sunday, 27 May 2007

New Online Quilt Magazine

A new on-line quilt magazine has been started by Karen Fail and Nora Buckley and is called iquilt. You can find it here:

I'm not sure how often it will be published, but you can register and they'll send you an email to let you know when the next issue is available.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

My neices clutch bag

Hi girls, It took 2 hours to make but here you are: overall and a detail of inside

May Meeting

It was a cold and blustery night, but we still had a very good turn out. One quick basting of Lisa's quilt and then it was on to show and tell.

We had two members published in the latest issue of Down Under Quilts. Lisa Walton's quilt Delicious was featured on the cover and inside was an article on the 12-piece set of new altar frontals and pulpit hangings made by Lynette Thrift for St John's Anglican Church in Stroud NSW.

Congratulations to you both!