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Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Last year we visited Cambodia which was an eyeopener - it is still a poor country trying to rebuild from the war. It is a country trying to rebuild without much foreign money but it will slowly, slowly do this - I knew little of the countries history and found the buildings themselves interesting and different to Vietnam. So here are a few of the photos from that trip.

A variety indeed - old, rebuilt, repaired and new.... and wonderful carving and sculptures


Sunflower Sunburst

Below are photos of my 'Sunflower Sunburst' that I entered into the NSW Quilters Challenge 'Purple and Yellow'. There was a wide variety of quilts entered and the interpretations were extremely diverse.
All these small quilts (60 X 40cm) will be on display at the Sydney Quilt Show which I and some of my students will be attending in June next year. The quilts will then be exhibited at various sites as a 'suitcase exhibition' for the next 26 months. The Sydney Quilt Show is fantastic - loads of quilts, art to wear, quilt exhibitions, demonstrations and shops and more shops etc...
A day is not enough - two or even three days are needed to have a good look.
All the quilts have been published in the 'Template' - the NSW's Guild magazine.
The photos below are the progressional stages as well as the finished quilt.

The 2012 challenge is "PEARL" as it is the Guild's 30th anniversary which "Pearl' is the anniversary stone.  Now this title has me stumped!!!!! I will have to do some very creative thinking...

I know some of you visit my blog regularly but I do not here from you and it is good to be in contact with all of you!!!

Enjoy!!! I hope??

Suzanne Gummow "Sunflower Sunburst"   - 60 X 40 cms

Above and below - pen drawings of the sunflowers
Above and below - purple random pieced background - hand-dyed
and commercial fabrics
Above- Sunflower applique - before stitching - hand dyed fabrics
Below - Sunflower stitched Applique

Monday, 28 November 2011

What happening?

Hi everybody

I have not posted for a couple of days or more but be patient!!!
Been SO busy at work - end of year marking etc...
Enjoy the earlier posts and if you have not been 'watching' lately have a good look!!!

Also just booked our trip to Sri Lanka for next year - more great photos and inspiration

Have a look at Pam Holland's blog - in Dubai at the camel races - so exciting!!

See you very soon so keep watching


Monday, 21 November 2011

Sunday, 20 November 2011

More Collage

More examples from the Collage workshop - these are works that the students completed in the second week (for 'homework'). So if you were in the Collage workshop please send me photos of the finished sheers and circles so I can share with the world on this blog. Your work was fantastic - I was very impressed with the finished pieces - well done!!!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Collage Workshop

Last Saturday I taught a Collage workshop where the students learnt two new techniques - circles and sheers so here are some of the circles that they began. These photos are the beginning - work in progress.

Friday, 18 November 2011

MsSC Fashion Parade on Exhibltion Night

Here a few photos of the fashion parade  - the students produce some great outfits for this parade each year.
Every year is very different from the previous year. It is a great night for the celebration of the students achievements in the Arts.
Next post will be the Collage workshop photos.

Francesa Zollo

Grace and friend (both outfits created by Grace)

Elsie McKeller
Jade Guerin made the outfit and her sister is modelling

Francie Mewett
Susie Foulon and her two daughters

Just a few outfits modelled for the parade