Yvonne Line Art Textiles – Retrospective is released.

I have completed and published my retrospective! Inside this 160 page hard cover book, you will find a collection of my work from 1976 through to 2015. From traditional quilting, large scale community projects and experimental textile art quilts. Find inspiration and ideas from my use of various techniques and materials. Also read about the …

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‘Giant’

Giant trees of the Australian rainforest are so overwhelming in their statue and texture. Their majesty is inspiring. I just love the opportunity to use different weights and textures of fabric to reflect their character. Machine applique and hand quilted using crochet thread in various tones. (1988) 285cm H x 124cm W

‘Celebration’

This quilt was designed as a tribute to the Australian Artist and printmaker John Hall Thorpe, who specialised in floral designs. I have machine appliqued flowers onto chintz, used printmaking strips, and floral prints and weaves of various weights, textures and styles. The construction is machine overlocked edges and strip piecing them in ‘quilt as …

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Conservation is a focal point of my artwork. ‘Where have all the Flowers Gone’ is one of my responses.

This Wagga quilt is a response to the continuing destruction of our native flora. The Australian ‘Wagga’ tradition is to use sample blocks and left overs from manufactured garments. In this quilt I have used recycled wool material. The ‘make do and mend’ philosophy underpins all my art work. The layers are tied together using …

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‘Day and Night’, what a challenge! My entry into the Quilters’ Guild of NSW & Expertise Events.

This small quilt, 50cm x 50cm, was produced with the Challenge Material provided. I chose to use the material as a whole piece. I inserted panels and over lays of ‘yummy’ material that I was loath to throw out but were too small to do much with. So, this challenge was the ideal opportunity to …

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‘Australia, a land of contrasts’

I just found a scrap of a magazine with a picture of this wonderful parrot on it, saying it was endangered, but no other information was there! So if anyone can tell me the name of the parrot, it would be appreciated. I have used freehand machine embroidery, overlaying printed leaves and machine pieced background. …

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‘Memories’ quilt in the first Irish International Quilt Show, 7th June, 2012 and I’ll be there too.

I’m very excited about going to Ireland to see the first Irish International Quilt Show from 7th to 10th June, 2012.  My ‘Memories’ quilt, crazy patchwork, is 197cm down and 194cm across.  It is all hand sewn using bits from my scrap bag and was completed in twelve months. I’ve wanted to visit Ireland for …

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‘Layers of the Rainforest’ accepted into International Year of Forests exhibition.

Layers of the rainforest art quilts have been accepted into the Forest Threads exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the International Year of Forests at the Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill Town Hall.  These quilts are a triptych exploring three layers of the forest, the canopy, the understorey and the forest floor. “My senses were overwhelmed with the …

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‘Memories’ selected finalist at The Campbelltown Arts Centre.

I am very excited to have been accepted into the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award.  My ‘memories’ are built from the remnants of  my sewing for family, friends and many years of sewing costumes for ballroom dancing and brides. The centre panel was found when I help clear out the home of a relative. This quilt is hand stitched and …

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