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.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Three Done - One to go

I completed the third piece for my series entitled "Forces of Nature" for the Voyage group.

This piece is entitled "Danger Below" and it is an iceberg. Again, these are all my own hand-dyed and surface designed fabrics. The exception is the top layer of the iceberg above water. That is a random, loosely woven piece given to me by a friend.  I think it makes the perfect iceberg!!


The fourth and final piece for Voyage this year is started. Plan is to have it completed before I go to Duluth for the Minnesota Quilters Association annual Quilt Show 2015.  More about that later!

Saturday, 23 May 2015


This year I would like to concentrate on shapes one can find in nature.
My first quilt is an illustration of a canyon. My inspiration was a picture taken by a co-worker who granted me the rights to use it.
I used a hand dyed fabric made especially for this quilt, and the free motion quilting helped me give the required perspective.


Sunday, 10 May 2015

New Member

Hi Everyone - I am so pleased to be able to submit my first piece of Art Work as a new member,
thanks for the invitation.  This piece named "Respect or Neglect' has been created for Taiwan Exhibition. Made from two hand dyed fabrics that have been woven for the background. Raw edge applique, organza and free motion stitch, Environmental protection in all forms is a world issue and we need to respect our environment, this is a sample of my interpretation.
Sandra Sullivan  May 2015

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Paula Rafferty first A2 Quilt of 2015

Thrilled to be a member of the group and delighted to be able to show the first of four A4 quilts for the "Abstracted Nature" theme.
Feel like I'm cheating a little as I already had this started for another project but decided to use it for this group.

This is an image of the earth from the air, played with in photoshop and printed on a large format printer.
I love the secondary images that are created when the original is flipped and repeated.
I see all sorts of crazy stuff in it so didn't want to quilt to densely to allow the viewer to explore some of the patterns and shapes.

Hope someone else can see the crazy faces or I'm in real trouble!!

Heres a close up;

For the next one I'm using cloud formations.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Peacock Spider
I was attracted by a photograph of a newly discovered Australian spider. A very colourful, posturizing creature that is, amazingly, only 4mm long! I feel however, that my interpretation is too literal for this years theme. Perhaps I will change it later.
Raw edge, reverse applique using cotton fabrics. Quilted using rayon threads. Embellished with Angelina.