The Overlord Embroidery

The Overlord Embroidery is the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy by Allied Forces on 6 June, 1944. Commissioned by Lord Dulverton in 1968 and completed in 1974,  it was designed by artist Sandra Lawrence. The 34 panels measure 83 metres (272 feet) in length making this one of the largest …

The Bristol Tapestries

While in Bristol I discovered one of the city’s textiles treasures. When visiting the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery I discovered four ‘tapestries’ depicting the history of Bristol in 27 scenes. My photos are very dodgy because the Bristol tapestries are behind glass. Hopefully, you can get a sense of the …

Beginning True a quilt by Sue de Vanny steals the show

Who could not resist this quilt titled Beginning True by Sue de Vanny. For me this quilt which received an Honourable Mention would have been the show winner. The quilt is part of an Australian Quilt Convention exhibit in the the 2015 challenge True Blue.  For me it stole my heart so …

My huge sampler takes centre stage YAY!

Last night, at the Albert Hall in Canberra, the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT annual exhibition was opened by Dr Brendan Nelson Director of the Australian War Memorial and former Defence Minister. This year I was excited as I was invited to exhibit my band sampler. At nearly 100 feet long it ran …

Quilting – Just a Little Bit Crazy: A Review

Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell have worked together to bring out a book on crazy quilting that has a slightly different take on the topic. Quilting – Just a Little Bit Crazy: A Marriage of Traditional & Crazy Quilting and that is what it is!  Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell …