Thursday, August 28, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Stacks of Improvisation is full but there are still some spaces in . :Serendipity Circles on Saturday, 20 September. Come along and we can improvise together!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Talking of SAQA, congratulations to Helen! Her work Graffiti 1 was juried into the SAQA exhibition Wide Horizons IV that will premiere at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace, France:18-21 September 2014. Don't forget, all 144 works from the Colorplay Series will also be on exhibition at this event.
|Graffiti 1: Helen Conway|
Many of the Twelves enjoy the educational, networking, mentoring and exhibition opportunities offered by Studio Art Quilt Associates. If you’ve been thinking about joining SAQA, add the discount code “BGS” to the application form and you will receive a 10% discount on the membership fee.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Quilt Symposium Manawatu 16-21 January 2015) is the premier quilting event in New Zealand. A wonderful week of quilting organised by quilters (on a voluntary basis) for quilters. The Twelve by Twelve International Quilt Challenge is participating in this event in three ways:
- Kirsty and Brenda are part of the teaching faculty, presenting an array of stimulating workshops;
- Brenda is giving a lunchtime presentation (Saturday, 17 January 12.15-1pm) Adventures & Inspiration from the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge and there will be an opportunity to view some of Kirsty and Brenda's quilts "in the cloth"; and
- Deborah's distinctive work Indigo Garden is part of the Living Colour! travelling textile art exhibition, curated by Brenda, that will be on display at the Symposium.
- Working to a Theme (2 days)
- English Paper Piecing (1 day)
- Back to Basics Scrap Party (1 day)
- Stitch Some Magic(1 day)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
And works by Terry (Cacao y Canela), Diane (Blowin' in the Wind) and Brenda (Dreamlines #3) made cameo appearances on the program cover:
Colourplay was on exhibition at AQC 2013 with works by Helen, Kirsty, Terri and Nikki on the program cover:
Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge from Can Do books:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
It began when I made this huge quilt called No 1 African Fabric Shop to amuse my friend Magie Relph the wonder of the real African Fabric Shop. Long story short it was far too big to keep so we took a rotary cutter to it and chopped it up into planks.
So, please, come over and have a look at the art and put a bid in!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
|Leave My Land Alone|
my last 20/12 series quilt
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
No need to actually lace up your tennis shoes for this virtual race.
It's as easy as donating directly to the ACS through Fiberart For A Cause
beginning January 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. Central
For each $1 you donate, we will be 1 meter closer to the finish line.
$5000 donated = We all reach the 5K Finish Line
Fantastic prizes from our very generous sponsors as we reach 1K ($1000 raised), 2K ($2000 raised), etc. with a Grand Prize Package when we reach our 5K goal.
12x12 artist Deborah Boschert is included in the 4K level of prizes. She's donated a copy of the Twelve by Twelve book and a copy of her dvd Contemporary Fabric Collage.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Twelve by Twelve is happy to join Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2014. Brenda and Françoise will meet up in Alsace, France and all 144 Colourplay works will be on display in from 18-21 September. In addition, Brenda is curating a special exhibit of Australian quilts and will be teaching two one-day classes - Serendipity Circles and Stacks of Improvisation. We look forward to meeting some of our European readers.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Deborah's work Rocks, Rivers and Rooftops incorporates many of her favorite motifs and techniques: the houses, the hand embroidery, handwriting as surface design, a painted stenciled twig and the arch over the top of the suggested landscape. You can read the surprising back story to this piece on Deborah's blog and learn some of these techniques yourself in Deborah's new online workshop called Branches, Buds and Blossoms Fabric Collage.
Karen stitched a piece of fabric with wool felt underneath to shrink it up for texture. After bleaching, she overdyed it a very pale blue, which took away the cream color. Raised circles, created with buttons, adds extra interest.
International Quilt Festival, Houston in person, be sure to check out the following exhibits that also features works by some of the Twelves: