Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hi,

My name is Sally Westcott.  I live in Tasmania Australia. This is my first quilt in a series about seed pods.  I am looking forward to seeing where this takes me.  I have a few ideas but my quilting sometimes takes on a mind of its own.. Thank you for letting me join this group.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hello all together



I'm Heidi Drahota,  one of the new members of this group. Thank you for being part of it.
I'm from N├╝rnberg Germany - I think you can listen it because of my German accent.

My work is textile contemporary art. I almost like all textile techniques and do it since my childhood. After a lot of time making ceramique and painting watercolours I came back to my textile roots in 2002.  I started creating handbags. That's why my website is called 'Taschenkind' literally translated 'Child of bags'.
Since 2008 my work is totally changed. I started creating wet-felted large-sized wallhangings and installations. I exhibited all over the world. You can see more on my homepage but it is only in German - sorry.
Primarily I'm specializing in felting - I'm a wetfelter! - but nowadays I'm also be a quilter and I often mix the different techniques. 2 years ago I met with the ecoprinting and since that time my learning in dyeing is ongoing. 
Mostly my themes are affected by nature and human rights.

Sunday, November 8, 2015





Hi, my name is Peta Bos. Currently I live and work in Landgraaf (near Maastricht) in the Netherlands.
I am a self-taught quilter for more than 30 years. I became enamored of art quilts as a means of expression.
I relish the freedom and messiness of hand-dyeing my own fabrics, manipulating them, cutting and reassembling the pieces, and adding texture by stitching.
Textile still moves me!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OEQC

This weekend we had our first exhibition at the OEQC in Maastricht the Netherlands. During the 4 days of the show there were approximately 5000 visitors. Our 80 quilts were hanging next to and opposite the Tentmakers of Cairo and at the end of the pathway there was a restaurant. In other words lots and lots of people saw our work. Here are pictures I took before opening hours:







And some pictures taken during opening hours:



Our next exhibition will be in June in Minnesota USA.