Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
Tertiary studies in Commercial Screenprinting, Fabric Printing and Fabric Decoration. (Canberra Institute of Technology). Classes with Nancy Crow, Elizabeth Busch, Joen Wolfrom, Keiko Goke, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Jan Beaney, Sue Blanchfield, Sandra Meech, Holly Brackmann, Jane Sassaman, Rosalie Dace, Alice Kettle, Ruth Hadlow, and Sharon Muir.

ACT Accredited Quilt Teacher
Quilt Judge and Valuer

RECENT CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2013

  • tACTile Exhibition- Belconnon Arts Centre 100: Celebrating Canberra
  • Canberra Quilter’s Exhibition, Second Place – “Barrier Reef” – Group Section
  • SAQA – USA- Block Donation “Sea Turtle”
  • Houston Quilt Festival – USA Finalist
  • World Quilt Competition – USA – “The Drought” and “The Rain”
  • The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Annual exhibition – “The Drought” and “The Rain”
  • Australian Quilt Convention – Best of the Best – “Night Bloomers”
  • International Quilt Festival Cincinnati USA Celebrate Spring – “The Bounty”
  • Dalgety Quilt Show – The Rain

2012

  • Expressions 2012: The Wool Quilt Prize – “Wrapped in Red”
  • Brother International One Step Further Exhibition 2012 – “Shattered Squares”
  • Everything in Between – Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery –
  • Southern Utah University – USA – Selected Exhibition – “The Drought”
  • One Red Thread – Berry Textile Art Prize Selected Exhibition – “12 Shades of Red”
  • Canberra Quilter’s annual Exhibition
  • Viewer’s Choice –“ Night Bloomers”
  • First Place Art Quilt (open) – “Night Bloomers”
  • Third Place Mix– Media (open) – “The Fire”
  • The Quilter’s Guild NSW annual Exhibition
  • Participant in the Masters Exhibition
  • The Irish Quilt Festival – Patchwork Promise Round Robin- “Barrier Reef”
  • Australian Quilt convention – Best of the Best – “Emu”
  • tACTile. Elements Exhibition: Gilgandra Heritage Gallery, Quilt Expo en Beaujolias France
  • The Royal Canberra Show
  • The Canberra Times Craft Expo -2nd place, Reserve Champion, “Royal Flush”

2011

  • Braidwood Quilt Event
  • Cortona Resources Acquisitive Award – “Grass Trees”
  • Quilt Expo en Beaujolais France – a collection of Australian quilts
  • Dalgety Quilt Show, “Corrugated Iron – Iron Lace 1”
  • The Quilter’s Guild of NSW annual Exhibition
  • First Place Mixed Techniques Professional “Vessels 1”
  • Judges Choice –“Vessels 1”
  • Canberra Quilters Inc annual Exhibition – Second Place Wall Quilt (professional) “The Elephant” and Second Place Art Quilt (open) “Emu”
  • Hands All Around 2011: International Quilts. Houston “Vessels 1”
  • tACTile. Elements Exhibition: ACQ Melbourne, ANCA Gallery (ACT), Gilgandra Heritage Gallery

2010

  • Hands All Around 2010: International Quilts. USA tour. “The Girls of Tyrone Farm and Dandelion and Rust”
  • Houston Quilt Festival USA Finalist “Vessels 2”
  • tACTile. Collections Exhibition. Quilt Expo en Beaujolais
  • The Quilter’s Guild of NSW annual exhibition “Dandelion and Rust”
  • Canberra Quilter’s Inc annual Exhibition – Third Place Mixed Media (Open) “Vessels 3”
  • My Place Travelling Exhibition, Carrefour European du Patchwork Val d’Argent France “Gum Blossom”
  • The Royal Canberra Show: The Canberra Times Craft Expo Overall Champion “Dandelion and Rust”

2009

  • My Place Travelling Exhibition, Craft show Melbourne, Minerva Gallery Wellington NZ, COPAC Colac Vic “Gum Blossom”
  • World Quilt Exhibition , New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Santa Clara, Florida USA
    “Corrugrated Iron, Iron Lace 1”
  • Hands all Around XXV USA tour “Corrugrated Iron,Iron Lace 2”
  • tACTile. Collections Exhibition, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gilgandra
  • The Quilter’s Guild of New South Wales Inc annual Exhibition: Second Place Mixed Technique Professional “Corrugated Iron- Iron Lace 3”; Second Place Pictorial Quilt “The Girls of Tyrone Farm”;
  • Canberra Quilter’s Inc annual Exhibition: Second Place Tiny Treasures “Contrasts”, Second Place Art Quilt “Grass Trees”, and Second Place Bed Quilt Professional “A Touch of Green”; Chiatanya Designs Embellishment Award -“Corrugated Iron-Iron Lace 2”
  • Dalgety Quilt Show
  • Braidwood Quilt Event – Highly Commended -We Are Australian section “Gum Blossoms”

2008

  • Houston Quilt Festival USA Finalist “Grass Trees”
  • Hands all Around XXIV Houston USA tour “Kimberely Sunset”
  • tACTile. Eyeline Exhibition Fairfield Gallery, Gilgandra Perth, Braidwood
  • My Place Travelling Exhibition Textile Arts Festival Brisbane “Gum Blossoms”
  • The Quilter’s Guild of New South Wales Inc annual exhibition
  • Judges Commendation “Banksia”
  • Canberra Quilter’s Inc annual exhibition
  • Third Place Art Quilt (Open) “The Girls of Tyrone Farm”
  • Braidwood Quilt Event
  • First prize- We Are Australian section “The Girls of Tyrone Farm”

2007

  • tACTile. Eyeline Exhibition, Craft Show Melbourne, ANCA Gallery ACT, Lyon France, Cooee Heritage Centre Gilgandra NSW
  • Sense of Place Travelling Exhibition, Samson Hill Winery Vic, Mesdag Museum Holland, Bousaada Gallery Bowral NSW, Middle East Tour “Bogong Moths”
  • Hands all Around- USA tour “Bungle Bungles”
  • Myfab quilt Exhibition – CK Gallery Golden Colorado USA “The Gerringong Rocks”
  • The Quilter’s Guild of New South Wales Inc annual Exhibition Third place Mixed Techniques Professional “The Gerringong Rocks”
  • Canberra Quilter’s Inc annual Exhibition “Bungle Bungles”
  • Braidwood Quilt Event -First place “We are Australian” “Kimberley Sunset”

2006

  • Roses Bousaada Winery Bowal NSW “Memories”
  • Pacific International Festival – USA “Bush Larrikins”
  • Hands All Around – Houston USA and France tour “Bush Larrikins”
  • World Quilt Exhibition – USA
  • 1st place Innovative Quilt section “Bogong Moths”
  • Artstreet Moruya NSW Solo exhibition
  • 2006-7 Australian Japan Round Robin
  • Australian Citizenship Quilt Gold Coast, Hobart, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide
  • Tactile. Five Squared Exhibition – Gilgandra Cooee Centre NSW, Fairfield Gallery NSW, La Sucriere Lyon France, Broken Hill Art Gallery NSW
  • The Quilter’s Guild of NSW annual exhibition –
  • First Open Pictorial Professional “Sunflowers”

2005

  • Across Australia travelling exhibition Tripoli, Cairo,Demascus,Aleppo and Kuwait
  • ”Golden Beaches”
  • Hands All Around USA and France tour
  • World Quilt USA tour
  • Second place of country “River Barge”
  • Tactile. Five Squared Exhibition , Australian Quilt Convention, SA and WA Quilt exhibition, Gilgandra Cooee Heritage Centre, Braidwood, Pacific International Festival USA
  • The Quilter’s Guild of NSW – First place Open Pictorial Quilt Professional “Bogong Moths”, Second place Viewers Choice “Bogong Moths”
  • Canberra Quilter’s exhibition
  • Second place quilt section professional “Sunflowers”

OTHER SIGNIFICANT AWARDS

  • 2003:  The Quilter’s Guild of NSW annual exhibition- Best of Show ‘Bush Larrikins”
  • 1994:   Royal Canberra Show – Contemporary Reserve champion “The Swagman”
  • 1993:  Craft Expo Winner Canberra Times Award Champion Quilt “Somewhere Green”
  • 1992:  Canberra Quilters exhibition First place and Viewers Choice “Somewhere Green”

COLLECTIONS
Drummoyne Council NSW, The Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection Placentia USA, Dr Annette Gero Contemporary Quilt Collection, Sydney Australia and private collections in Australia and Europe.

QUILTING EDUCATION

  • Work featured in a live webinar (Interweave press) – by Lyric Kinard
  • Work featured in a video on a special exhibit “Hands All Around XXV: International Quilts.
  • QuiltsFestival@Home.
  • Work featured in a lecture and online class titled “The Elements of Art For Quilters” by Lyric Kinard

DESIGN COMMISSIONS
1997 Floriade community banners

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Quilter’s Newsletter No 428 June/July 2012 Page25
  • Quilt Mania No 85 Sept/Oct 2011 Page 30
  • International Quilt Festival Spring 2011 Class Catalogue Page
  • Quilter’s Newsletter June/July 2010 No 416 Page23
  • International Quilt Market Buyer’s Guide Spring 2010 Page10
  • Burda No 27 Autumn 2010 Pages 46-50
  • New Zealand Quilter 2009 Page 34
  • Patchwork Art Textile catalogue
  • Textile Art Festival program Page 14
  • Braidwood Times Nov 2009
  • Textile Fibre Forum Issue 4, No 92 2008
  • Braidwood Times Nov 2008
  • Local Federal Member Annette Ellis’s Xmas card 2005
  • Down Under Quilts Issue 137 Pages 46-47, Issue 94 Page 80, Issue 90, Pages 52 – 60, Issue 87
  • Australian Patchwork and Quilting Vol 13 No 9 ,Vol 13 No 11 Pages 56 – 57,
  • Australian Quilters Companion No 19 Vol 5 Page 58, No 16 Vol 4 Page 83
  • Magic Patch Issue 59 Page 19 – 20 France
  • Textile fibre Forum issue 79 Page
  • Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting May/June Page 100 USA
  • Across Australia catalogue
  • Australian Art in Syria – A sense of Place catalogue

BOOKS

  • ART QUILT Portfolio – The Natural World 2012 – Martha Sielman
  • Adventures in Design 2011– Joen Wolfrom
  • 500 Art Quilts 2010 Lark -Books
  • The Art Quilt Collection 2010 – Sixth and Spring Books
  • Patchwork Art Textile – 6eme Exposition Internationale “Regard Vers L’Australie” A Sense of Place
  • Colour Play – Joen Wolfrom
  • Quilts 2000 Australia Celebrates – Karen Fail and Dianne Finnegan
  • A Quilters Ark- Margaret Rolfe
  • Go Wild with Quilts – Margaret Rolfe
  • Quilts to make for children – Margaret Rolfe