We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Sunday, 30 December 2012


Run Jump Fly

This is my wish for all our creative endeavours for 2013! In fact, I think we are all “up and running” already, so I hope we will be able to make that leap so that our art will really start to fly!
I have been taking an on-line class with Alisa Burke to help me become freer and less contained in my designing – on-line courses are becoming quite my thing, being a little isolated down here – and my last Voyage quilt for 2012 reflects this. I had a lot of fun placing pieces of some of my favourite fabrics and hand painted the words which were appliquéd with free zigzag stitching. For some of the background quilting I echoed the design on the fabric or drew and doodled happily with the machine, all in black thread.
Having really enjoyed our first Voyage year, I am looking forward to an exciting 2013 for us all.


  1. Lovely Elaine!And yes I am looking forward to 2013 as well- it's been lovely to be part of a group!

  2. What a happy, playful, colourful quilt! An inspiration for 2013!

  3. Yes, a happy quilt indeed. Wonderful details with the quilting