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Where Do You Live Exhibition

Linda Davies, Toowoomba QLD

Embroidery Buddy for Australia Day

Tammy Woolley, Swansea TAS

: knitting beanies for Chemo patients. My daughter and family asked if I could knit them a beanie to wear for the Big Bonfire held as part of Dark Mofo. The request was fir beanies to be made and donated to the homeless of Hobart

Glenn White, Copacabana NSW

This is another birthday card done with the cube folding but with a card theme for a male. It is easy to make and can be made flat for postage. It is very effective when opened up with a wow factor.

Stacey Slater, Ballarat VIC

Shadow box with moving flowers and lights

Laureen Outtrim, Caloundra QLD

Patch work over night bag

Glenn White, Copacabana NSW

This is a card I made recently for all those male fishermen out there with a cube fold. It is very easy to make and looks effective. I enjoyed placing the waves on top and the bottom making it more real.

Kim Dolan, Sydney NSW

I just finished Homegrown 2018 bom by Sue Spargo

Melissa Kennedy, Geelong VIC

(Unmistakable Creations) 50 plus years later I'm still here and love it and obviously the home base for my Unmistakable Creations - CRUISE. CRAFT. CREATE. business. Geelong is a place you can easily take for granted but the layed back lifestyle, location and proximity to some of the best beaches in the world, I thin,k - makes it a place I always love coming back to after my travels

Margaret Kirkby, Sydney NSW

(Logan's Patchwork Fabrics) This is the Stone Age Quilt resting on the ol' coal crusher in the garden outside Logan's Patchwork. The Stonehenge Gradations fabric has a beautiful stone texture. Some of the fabrics remind us of sandstone found throughout Sydney, Australia.

Catherine Rosewall, Kerang VIC

This is one of my cross stitch articles I finished during 2020

Emanuela, Lake of Garde Italy

In 2015 I've been in Sydney to visit my son. I was a beginner in quilting and one morning we decide to do shopping to Logan's. I still remember that shop, I still have the magazines brought there, and my second quilt was done using Logan's fabrics for my son return to Italy. I also dedicate to Sydney a small art quilt. I still miss Sydney.

Lorene Soltoggio, Mundijong WA

In 2015 I've been in Sydney to visit my son. I was a beginner in quilting and one morning we decide to do shopping to Logan's. I still remember that shop, I still have the magazines brought there, and my second quilt was done using Logan's fabrics for my son return to Italy. I also dedicate to Sydney a small art quilt. I still miss Sydney.

Maria Maddison, Narellan NSW

I have been patchworking for about 20odd years and never have I felt that I want to stop. I love all crafts. This is a Chris Jurd pattern , I did as a quilts as you go, which I learnt to do from Pauline Rogers, the quilting was done with Westalee rulers which was my first full quilt using the rulers for the whole quilt.

Marie Burley, Kialla VIC

My quilt is called “ Double Darts “ I purchased the fabric at “ The Quilters Trunk” in Chicago USA in 2018 The fabric is called Timeless Treasure Ombre Purple manufactured by Castilleja Calgary Canada. I enjoyed making this quilt it was easier than I imagined.

Olinda Poulton, Shepparton VIC

“The Grampians”, Victoria Australia. I love makings quilt to reflect the environment around me, l lived In the Mallee north of the area for many years. The Grampians is one of my favourite places.

Gavin & Debbie Harding, Fife Scotland

(Doodlecraft Designs) Image of our daughter’s wedding in South Queensferry as they drove off on honeymoon

Yvonne Edwards, AUS

I love to sew and quilt ,i have retired a couple of years now so i have the time to learn new things . My entry is the tidy tote ,it was a learning curve making it , im so happy with it and ready to go to retreats or classes at the drop of a hat

Gavin & Debbie Harding, Fife Scotland

(Doodlecraft Designs) Looking at the Forth Bridge across the River Forth near Edinburgh, Scotland

Emily Griffiths, Woodvale VIC

Set of cards using the stamp set from uniquely creative. Love the little bunnies enjoying a cup of tea on a tree stump in true Aussie style

Gail Pennycuick, Rural NSW

This is my Dragon folded book, front, cover and top!

Alex Wright, Terrigal NSW

Plushies made of a creature named ‘Ned’ that features in some of the band Twenty One Pilots’ music videos. Face on the larger Ned was sculptured by me and the plushies made by me also.

Jeanette Warner, Warnambool VIC

Funky friends Teddy bear made for a craft challenge

Lesley Needham, Townsville QLD

This week is the 10th anniversary of Cyclone Yasi hitting our region and the second anniversary of our city being hit by big flooding. No rain today though, just a hot Summer’s Day. Perfect pool weather. My entry is a collection of cross stitches I have made.

Susan Bellamy, Sydney NSW

This is a triangular corner pop-up card that I have just completed for my great nephew’s 5th birthday.

Adrienne Charles, Claremont TAS

I live in Claremont, Tasmania and have lived here (from Sydney) since 1956. I design and produce counted cross stitch kits of Tasmanian historic homes or icons. I will attach a photo of my Nostalgia 2000 Sampler.

Anne Hatt, Sydney NSW

Big Teds Kilt Jacket, I repaired my daughters 30 year Teddy for my granddaughter and decided he needed a Kilt Jacket celebrate our Scottish ancestry. I had to make the sleeves 3 times but an happy with the result

Dorothy Ward, Ramsgate NSW

Born Sydney, NSW, I live at Sans Souci NSW

Margaret Owens, Drouin VIC

This is a prair of my youngest Daughter's baby shoes. She is now 50,made into pin cushions A CWA Drouin Branch project.

Sheila Bowditch, Sydney NSW

Bobbin lace relearning what I knew 30 years ago!:

Suzanne McCreight, Halbury SA

I was born in Kent in England, moved to Australia when I was 9 with my family. Married for 43 years and now live in Halbury South Australia the last 23 years. I made this card for my Mother-in Law who is in an aged care facility which is about 100kms from us. Inside I used the stamp “You’re never more than a thought away”.

Thomas Needham, Townsville QLD

My mum is incredibly experienced with all sorts with needlework and wanted to teach me some skills as well so I too could create things I'm proud of. The picture attached below is of my first real hands-on experience with needlework, about 5 years ago which is currently framed and hanged up in our living room.

Angela Jeremy, Sydney NSW

My mum and I are making decorations for next Christmas with these fun diamond dotz kits

Carolyn Jeremy, Sydney NSW

I coloured this with soft gel crayons in my Jane Davenport 'Whimsical girls' art journal

Anne Taylor, NSW

Sewing kit to hold scissors , pins etc— sent to my friend in the USA.

Dene Chapman, TAS

(The Colourist's Quilts) My project is called The Devil Quilt and it was commissioned by a lady who wanted something truly Tasmanian for her elderly father who lives here. I designed/made the quilt around some Tasmanian Devil panels that I got from a local textile artist and I quilted it with patterns including Tasmanian Devils and Tigers, Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, Platypus, Gumnuts etc. I have extrapolated on this design and now make similar items to order, based on Devils and other native animals/birds such as Wombats, Quolls, Fairy Wrens, Australian Robins etc.

Jeanette Warner

My Peter Rabbit activity mat made for my grandchildren who are now becoming the age where I can share with them to show where our local veggies come from!

Anne Taylor, NSW

Combines my new hobby painting and reliving my old love embroidery— easy as!

Anne West, Bribbaree NSW

I live on a farm near the village of Bribbaree. 50 kms from Young NSW. I have lived here for almost 48 years with my husband Bill. We call it the Hub of the Universe! This is my Opalessence quilt, I attended a workshop at Fabric Sauce with Lorena

Barbara Mellor, Hobart TAS

(Tasmanian Quilting Guild) It tells the story of Mathinna a seven year old aboriginal girl who was adopted by Governor and Lady Franklin in the 1840's. She lived with the family, was educated and later abandoned when the Franklins were recalled To England. Her story is a tragic one and she died at seventeen years old. Her story is one of the earliest narratives of the stolen generation. Reproduced Mathinna (1842) after Thomas Bock (1790-1855) collection Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Jodie McKenna, Tamworth NSW

I see a piece of pre-stencilled sashiko cloth and I see my own design through thread, colours and washing out elements of standard patterns This piece of my work was designed as a centrepiece table runner in dominate red and white.

Wendy Nicholson, Maffra VIC

Log cabin truck quilt My husband and I live in Maffra, Gippsland. A beautiful and quiet town

Tracy Doran, Bateman's Bay NSW

I was born in Fairfield New South Wales but now live in Batemans Bay I first started Craft by learning Crosstitch but over the years I’ve tried quite a few things including my sister’s patients lol ( she’s the teacher! ) The quilt below was made using fabric was a gift from my sister because I have always wanted to go to Japan in the cherry blossom season. Its called Sakura park by sentimental studios for Moda, however is long out of print.

Louise Smith, Sydney NSW

Sitting in my terrace house in Sydney Australia dreaming of the day when I can once again travel overseas. I’ve made a mini pin cushion to add to my travel sewing kit.

Maria Maddison, Narellan NSW

My first free motion quilting. This a Katrina Hadjimichael pattern

Michelle Long, Perth WA

Here is a pic of one of my 2021 projects so far. This is a Bucks Point bobbin lace edging. I was born in Mordialloc in Melbourne and grew up/lived mostly on the Mornington-Peninsula, until I left Australia in 2002. I then lived in South Africa, Suriname, Roxby Downs, Adelaide and Chile before settling in Perth in 2009, where I still live. My children/parents/grandchild are all in Melbourne so I return as often as I can (not often lately with border restrictions!). I love Perth, but Melbourne is truly my home

Carolyn Jeremy, Sydney NSW

Watercolour painting in 'Whimsical girls' art journal.

Lyn McPharlin, Narrogin WA

Postcards of North Queensland was a challenge after the event with fabrics we swapped. This was a quilt tour with Pauline from PQW. I have attached the label as tells the story.

Jayne Killin, SA

I live in beautiful South Australia where we have the most wonderful wildflowers within our state. Flinders Rangers region is especially spectacular in early autumn. However our wildflowers can bee see all over SA such as proteas and many types of wattle from golden to deep red. I love to crochet and have made these teatowel toppers to remind me of such beauty in SA

Jodie McKenna, Tamworth NSW

Neil Porter & Jodie McKenna from Tamworth NSW - recently restored these vintage kids toys for a local Grandma who wanted to give it to her granddaughter, 36 years after she brought it for her daughter. All sewed from quilting scraps!

Carolyn Jeremy, Sydney NSW

Watercolour painting in my Jane Davenport 'Whimsical girls' art journal.

Di Wilde, VIC

This background is all done with Washi tape. I have so many pretty ones I wanted to showcase them .

Wendy Nicholson, Maffra VIC

Each block has a log cabin border, and patchwork in the middle

Lynne Williams, Ballarat VIC

I grew up in Port Melbourne with mum, dad and 3 other siblings. When i met my now husband moved to Deer Park Vic. where i bought up my two children. Both my children now have their own families and my husband and I live in Ballarat. I have always loved craft of any sorts sewing knitting, embroidery since I was little. I make jewellry and hair accesories and have a stall at craft markets. Since Covid locked down most craft markets in Vic. I have tried a new craft of dyeing and painting silk,

Wendy Nicholson, Maffra VIC

Crazy Patch Quilt I was born in Canterbury in Melbourne and grew up there. My husband and I now live in Maffra, Gippsland. It is a lovely quiet country town

Tammy Wooley, Swansea TAS

I assisted the local ladies CWA with making over 200 masks to be available for our local community if required. Fortunately for us we haven't needed to wear them here locally. They have been provided to our local doctors surgery and distributed if required. Here are some after being washed and dried prior to bagging individually, being handled caringly by gloved hands.

Wendy Nicholson, Maffra VIC

Crazy Patch, pattern. Harry Potter.