Archives for May 2014

Enjoying Living Colour!

The Living Colour! exhibition has attracted a steady stream of admiring viewers at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Perth. Thank you to everyone who joined me for my curator floor talks. I head back to the east coast tomorrow but the exhibition continues until Sunday (9am-4.30pm). Remember, there is a catalogue available for sale online too.







Living Colour in Perth

Today was set up day at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Perth. You will find Living Colour! near the entrance to the Quiltwest exhibition. I will be presenting a curator floor talk on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1.30pm. All welcome!









2014 Brother Quilting Contest

Brother International Australia has generously provided financial support for Living Colour! touring expenses.  They also offer quilters the opportunity to participate in the 14th Brother International Quilting Contest.  The theme is “Eco” and they are calling for 70x70cm quilts. Entries close on 30 September. Check out the Australian entry form. If you live in another country in the Asia Pacific, contact your local Brother International representative to see if an equivalent entry form is available.
Brother Quilting Contest 2014 Entry Form
Living Colour artist Julie Harding was the winner of the Australian component of 2013 Brother Quilting Contest for her work Habitat. She also received an Outstanding Performance Award in the overall contest.  (The overall winner was another Australian, Dale Robson.)  You can read more about how Julie created her work in Issue #67 of Quilters Companion magazine that went on sale this week.  You can’t miss the magazine cover -that colourful quilt design is by curator Brenda Gael Smith.

Habitat by Julie Harding   Quilters Companion Issue 67
You can view all of the 2013 Brother Quilting Contest Finalists online.

Next exhibition: Perth 21-25 May 2014

Living Colour! tours next to the Craft & Quilt Fair in Perth, Western Australia from 21-25 May 2014.  Come along to the curator floor talk at 1.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Read more about the show in the Craft Fair Friend brochure.

Craft Fair Friend Brochure

The catalogues are in the mail

THANK YOU! to everyone who has purchased a Living Colour! catalogue so far. Mail orders were dispatched yesterday and I only have two copies remaining from the first batch.

I will be printing another batch in time for the exhibition in Perth later in May. Pre-order now to be assured of a copy. I can post you the catalogue or you can collect it at the show. The catalogue is available for sale from me at a discounted price (see the Living Colour! catalogue page). Alternatively, more expensively, you can order via Blurb.

Living Colour Catalogue

Living Colour in Canberra

Living Colour! is on exhibition at the Creative Textile Show at the Nationsal Convention Centre in Canberra, 2-4 May 2014 (9am-4.30pm). I will be giving a curator floor talk each day at 12.30pm and helping out a little on the Dyed & Gone to Heaven stand. If you see me, do say hello!