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.

Monday, 24 March 2014

'Spirit of the Earth'
For this years theme of 'Earth' I have chosen to use ancient rock art. This was after seeing photographs taken in Kimberly, Australia by my nephew. This quilt was influenced by a Wandjina painting of a rain and cloud spirit who created or influenced the landscape and it's inhabitants. It is said to be 3,800 years old!


  1. Good fabric choice for the rocks, Gretchen and the quilting adds to the effect. I don't know anything about Wandjina people. Who were/are they? I love that the little spirit has wings and what seems to be a tail? And interesting clothing! Look forward to seeing your next one. Great choice of theme.

  2. Excellent Gretchen. I like your theme - something very similar crossed my mind at one point... When I'm out in Oz - I'm hoping to get to see some paintings - up in the north of Queensland. Use of fabrics and quilting both excellent