I just returned from a lovely trip to the UK where I did some touring, spent some time with my daughter, Lisa, who lives in Portsmouth and also had the opportunity to meet a number of quilters and embroiderers. I delivered slide/trunk presentations to the Portsmouth and District Embroiders Guild, the Southampton Quilters Guild and the Roundabout Quilters in Basinstoke. I also met with quilters from the Norfolk Quilters. I am happy to say that there was interest in having me teach on my next trip to the UK. My husband joined me for the last week of my 23 day visit and we enjoyed day trips by train from a lovely inn in Thetford.
Today I finished a thread painting of the Keswick River in autumn which was commissioned this summer. My process is to paint the background and then enhance the detail by adding texture using the needle on my sewing machine like a paint brush.
The first photo shows the scene as I finished the painting and the second reveals the finished piece before it goes to the framer for stretching, matting and framing.
There is an extensive interview with Susan Lilley about my work on http://saqaatlanticcanada.blogspot.com posted on August 7, 2018.
Last night was the opening of my solo exhibition which featured thread paintings and wall quilts at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery, Charlotte St. Arts Centre Fredericton NB. The exhibition runs until Oct. 9. The Arts Cente is open 8:30 am -9 pm.
Here is a photo of my Saint John River piece at the beginning of day four.
There will be an interview about my fibre art work and my artist in residency at the Casemates in Fredericton NB on CHSR radio 97.9 FM at noon on July 5. It can be heard by podcast later.
I’m working on a thread painting of the Saint John river.
I wanted to show a beautiful NB river for my post card for the CQA fund raiser coming at the national conference in Vancouver.
I will be teaching and delivering three slide/trunk presentations for the Oxford Quilt Guild and the London Friendship Quilter’s Guild for the first two weeks in April. Hopefully spring will have reached Ontario.
Soon after I return to NB I will be attending the SAQA retreat May 4-6 in Debert NS.
Raining Cats and Dogs was shown at the Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe National Juried Show in Toronto Ontario June 14-17, 2017.
My Peaceful Oasis hangs at the Grand National Juried Quilt Show at Josef Schneider Haus in Kitchener Ontario from May 7 to September 3, 2017.