We have these talks from time to time; it is like a one person Show and Tell.
We do not have a very suitable display space and had 49 ladies crammed into our room so my photos are not wonderful.
If you have the time go to Lois's Website and look at the photos there. Look under Portfolio - Art Quilts to see her 2010 commission of 4 very large wall hangings she made for the Newcastle Calvary Mater Hospital Chapel. ( Australia ) You can also access Lois's Blog from the site.
Here M is helping her show us the cloak that went over the Wedding dress she entered in the Wedding section of the World of Wearable Arts.(WOW )
This Kangaroo paw inspired piece has just returned home to her after travelling the world.( see her blog )
On a wall hanging of Australian flowers this orchid is a thread painting.
This sea wall hanging has raw edge quilted applique; painting; coloured pencil work and thread painting.
Personally I was very impressed with her art work- the sketches and designs that happened before any fabric came into play.
Please go to her website and read her story and see her lifetime of creative work.
As a group we are very lucky to have such a talented person in our midst. Australia has not lost her completely she has an exhibition happening there later this year - see her site.
Yesterday we ate the first corncobs for the season. Delicious. As Grandson was not here to help me I had to pick and eat the few ripe strawberries. They are just finishing for the Summer . Tomatoes ( large and small ) , courgettes, beans and aubergine are all producing well.The corn and capsicum are just starting. My chillies are beginning to turn from green to red.
All the glorious rain gave growing things a boost .