All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go : Novelty Cards of People in Silk and Embroidery by Liselotte Erlanger Glozer is a brief article on silk cards produced in the l9th century.

Particularly of interest to those who are creating contemporary fabric postcards is a section half way down the page titled ‘Real Photo Cards With Embroidery And Cloth’ as there is an example of a photograph, which has been hand tinted and embroidered.

When I saw this I was immediately struck that there is nothing new under the sun. How many times have you seen or done the contemporary version of this? How many digital photographs have been transferred to fabric using one of the various methods available today and then embellished with embroidery or beading?

National Crazy Quilting retreat 2006

Drumroll …not just a little Drumroll a big drumroll ….

A call out to all Aussie crazy quilters and International if you feel you feel like popping over I will sit down and have a cuppa with you – details of the second National Crazy Quilting retreat have been organized

It will be held at Greenhills Camp and Conference Center, Canberra ACT between September 29th to October 2nd 2006

From Friday evening to Monday lunch come and share a wonderful weekend of Crazy Quilting Activities. Relax with old friends and new as you join in on fun and laughter of our Fancy Footwork, enjoy our successes in a Show and Tell, dig around in a chicken scratch, take pleasure in swaps, replenish supplies at the trading tables, gain inspiration from a visual journal show and tell, discover goodies in a scavenger hunt, win prizes in the raffles, dress up and cut up. Talks, demonstrations, lots of eye candy for inspiration and sharing skills all weekend with lots of time to stitch and relax.

No need to cook or even clean up afterward as we have cleaners coming in to blitz on Monday It sounds like bliss to me.

This year our fundraiser for the Cancer Foundation is Fancy Footwork. Basically if it’s crazy quilted and can be worn on the feet join in and let us see it! Once again there will be a gallery as there is for the Canbra event

Cost for the retreat

Twin Share (bottom bunks only) $200.00
Cheepie sleeps (top bunks) $175.00
Deposit of $25.00 balance due in mid September to Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World All enquiries are to go to her as she is handleing the bookings.


Annies email contact is

Everyone is welcome bloggers, southerncrosscrazies discussion list members and of course the Canberra Crazies will there in force.

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

Very few design and art museums recognise the artistic achievements of illustrators of children’s literature. The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature aims to counter that. A permanent collection is maintained.

I am always interested in why someone chose to make art as their career and how they did it so I particularly enjoyed reading about the illustrators featured.