Curriculum Vitae

Born 1955, Brisbane, Queensland AUSTRALIA
Currently lives and works in Queensland

Education/Professional Development

  • Bachelor of Arts 1976 University of Queensland
  • Workshops with leading Australian & international tutors since 1990
  • Regional Forum East, Toowoomba 1994
  • Inaugural Brisbane Textile FORUM 2004
  • Inaugural Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne 2005
  • The Brisbane Textile FORUM 2005

Professional Activities

2006

Australian Co-ordinator World Quilt & Textile USA

2006 – 2004

Director The Australian Forum for Textile Arts

2005 – 2003

Tutor for patchwork & quilting groups in QLD & N.S.W.

2004

  • Juror Masquerade, Darling Downs Art Quilters exhibition, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery QLD
  • Speaker Queensland Quilters’ Inc. State Conference, Brisbane

2003- 1999  

  1. Tutor Patchwork & Quilting at Mad About Quilting, Brisbane
  2. Woodridge Patchwork & Sewing Centre, Logan City

2002 - 1999

Quilt Valuer Queensland Quilters Inc.

2002

  • Judge The Grape & Watermelon Festival Quilt Challenge, Esk QLD
  • Guest speaker Vision Patchworkers’ Beginners Graduation Night, Ipswich

2002 - 2001

Judge quilt section, Beenleigh Show QLD

2000

  • DelegateQueensland State Quilting Conference, Toowoomba QLD
  • Judge quilt section, 121st Mackay Regional Show QLD

1999

  • Judge, quilt section, Mt. Gravatt Show QLD
  • Judge, Inaugural Cominyah Quilt Show QLD

2000 - 1998  

  • CHALLENGE 99 Convenor Queensland Quilters Inc. Biennial Challenge competition
  • Management Committee Queensland Quilters Inc.

1997   

Queensland Contributor Down Under Quilts magazine

1995-94   

Tutor Patchwork and Quilting, Queensland Arts Council

1995-92   

Tutor Patchwork and Quilting, Mount Isa and North West Queensland

1995   

  • Tutor Learn to Sew, Aboriginal and Islander Development Women’s Recreation Assoc., Mount Isa
  • Co-organiser Outback Quilters Jamboree, Mount Isa

1994   

Co-organiser Inaugural Outback Queensland Quilters Challenge, Isa Uniforms and Fabrics, Mount Isa

Solo Exhibitions

2006

Spinifex and Snappy Gums, Gallery 159, Brisbane

Guest Artist

2004

Roma Art Group Easter Art Show, Roma QLD

2002

Sue Dennis Quilt Artist Retrospective, Queensland Quilt Show, Brisbane

2000

Stackette Quilt Display, Queensland Quilt Show, Brisbane

 

Group Exhibitions

2005

  • Juried selection The Best of SAQA International Quilt Festival, Houston USA
  • Finalist Quilts: a World of Beauty International Quilt Festival, Houston USA
  • Queensland Quilt Show Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane
  • Juried selection Across Australia international touring exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal, Quilt Indulgence, Mittagong Australia, Panorama Mesdag, The Hague Netherlands, Tripoli Libya, Opera Museum, Cario Egypt, Damascus & Aleppo Syria
  • Wish You Were Here- in Australia international touring exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal Australia & Mary Andrews USA
  • Quilts Across Queensland The Royal National Association, Brisbane
  • Challenge 2005 Queensland Quilters Inc. touring exhibition
  • Quilt Show 2005 The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. Sydney
  • Juried selection World Quilt & Textile Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Pacific International Quilt Festival, California USA
  • Focus on Fabric Royal Queensland Art Society Gallery 419, Brisbane
  • Two by Two international touring exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal, England & Australia
  • Best of the Best Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne

2004

  • I Remember Mama: Mother, My Family, And Me International Quilt Festival, Houston USA international touring exhibition
  • One Step Further/Marvellous Minatures Victorian Quilters Inc., Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery VIC
  • Art in Textiles Textile Art Group, Redcliffe City Gallery QLD
  • Queensland Quilt Show Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane
  • Margie’s Quilts of Hope Country Fabrics & Quilters Store, Toowoomba QLD
  • Quilt Show 2004 The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. Sydney
  • Quilts of the Pacific Rim Pan Pacific Quilt Show & Conference, Honolulu & The Quilt & Sewing Fest, Myrtle Beach USA
  • Australian Quilt Show The Stitches & Craft Show, touring Australia

2003

  • Organic internation touring exhibition, Dijanne Cevaal, Sue Dennis, Robina Summers & Olga Walters, Europe & Australia
  • Juried selection Husqvarna MASTERPIECES: Spirit & Strength 2 year tour- Houston, Chicago, Pittsburgh USA , The Hague Netherlands, Birmingham UK, Zurich Switzerland, Salzburg Austria, Tampere Finland, Huskvarna & Haverud Sweden, Sydney & Melbourne Australia, Hjorring Denmark
  • Queensland Quilt Show Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane
  • “Super Circles” Challenge The Quilters’ Guild of N.S.W. Inc. Sydney
  • Juried selection World Quilt Competition Michigan & New Hampshire USA
  • Challenge 2003 Queensland Quilters Inc. touring exhibition
  • Quilt Show 2003 The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. Sydney
  • Quilted Journeys: Immigration StoriesMuseum of Craft & Folk Art, Fort Mason, San Francisco USA
  • Fourteenth Anniversary Series Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards Queensland Museum, South Brisbane
  • 2002
  • Juried selection TRANSFORMATIONS Darling Downs Art Quilters, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery QLD
  • Juried selection BERNINA World Quilt Competition various USA venues
  • Quilt Show 2002 The Quilters’ Guild Inc. Sydney
  • Queensland Quilt Show Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane
  • Re-fabricatingour Indigenous Spirit curator Annabelle Solomon, Braemar Gallery N.S.W.
  • Thirteenth Anniversary Series Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards Queensland Museum, South Brisbane

2001

  • Under the Southern Cross a travelling exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal, Australia, New Zealand, Europe & United Kingdom
  • Queensland Quilt Show Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane
  • Out of Step Textile Art Group, Trevenan House Gallery, Newfarm Brisbane
  • Juried selection CELEBRATION QUILTS 2001 Centenary of Federation exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra
  • Challenge 2001 Queensland Quilters Inc. touring exhibition
  • Juried selection BERNINA World Quilt Competition various USA venues
  • Journeys- The Immigration Experience Shiavello Access Gallery, Immigration Museum, Melbourne VIC Australian Quilts in Public Places initiative by the Australian Quilters Association
  • Twelfth National Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards Queensland Museum, South Brisbane
  • Quilt Show 2001 The Quilters’ Guild Inc., Sydney
  • Re-fabricatingour Relationships curator Annabelle Solomon, Braemar Gallery N.S.W.

2000

Juried selection BERNINA World Quilt Competition various USA venues

Queensland Quilt Show Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane

“ Australia’s What We Make It” Challenge The Quilters’ Guild Inc. N.S.W.

Quilt Show 2000 The Quilters’ Guild Inc. Sydney

Juried selection PROGRESSIONSArt Quilters Step into the Future Darling Downs Art Quilters, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery QLD

Re-fabricatingthe Future curator Annabelle Solomon, Braemar Gallery N.S.W.

Juried selection Horizons international touring exhibition curated by Sue Wademan, New Zealand, England, South Africa

1999

Bounty international touring exhibition curated by Dijanne Cevaal, Australia, New Zealand, Europe & United Kingdom

Australian Quilts in Public Places Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne VIC

Eleventh National Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards Queensland Museum, South Brisbane

Quilt-o-rama Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane

Juried selection BERNINA World Quilt Competition various USA venues

“Keep it Kool” Challenge The Quilters’ Guild Inc. N.S.W.

Quilt Show ‘99 The Quilters’ Guild Inc. Sydney

1998    

Quilt Show ‘98 The Quilters’ Guild Inc. Sydney

Quilt-o-rama Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane

1997    

Quilt Show ‘97 The Quilters’ Guild Inc. Sydney

Quilt-o-rama Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane

1997 Challenge “Visions” Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane

1996    

In canto con l’arte Sardinia, Italy

1995  

Quilt Show ‘95 The Quilters’ Guild Inc. Sydney

Quilts and Other Comforts Mount Isa Quilters’ Group, Mount Isa

1994  

Sixth National Dame Mary Durack Outback Crafts Awards Queensland Museum, South Brisbane

Mount Isa Potters Group Multi-media Exhibition Mount Isa

Quilt-o-rama Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane

1993  

Mount Isa Potters Group Multi-media Exhibition Mount Isa

10th Anniversary Quilt Exhibition Ruth Stoneley Patchwork Supplies, Brisbane

1992  

Mount Isa Potters Group Multi-media Exhibition Mount Isa

Australasian Quilters Exhibition Canberra  

TICTA Exhibition Mount Isa

Quilt-o-rama Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane

Keepsake Quilts Mount Isa Quilters’ Group, Mount Isa

 

Prizes/Awards/Grants

2005

First, Pictorial, Queensland Quilt Show Brisbane

First, Professional contemporary, Quilts Across Queensland RNA, Brisbane

2004

First, Abstract quilt, Queensland Quilt Show Brisbane

2003

First, Professional small quilt, Queensland Quilt Show Brisbane  

First, Professional contemporary, Quilts Across Queensland RNA, Brisbane

Highly commended, CHALLENGE 2003Queensland Quilters Inc. Logan Art Gallery, Logan City QLD

2002     

Second, Art quilt, Queensland Quilt Show Brisbane

2001  

Acquisitive winner, Australian Quilts in Public Places Shiavello Access Gallery, Immigration Museum, Melbourne, VIC

Winner, CHALLENGE 2001 Queensland Quilters Inc, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City QLD

2000

First, “ Australia’s What We Make It” Challenge Quilters Guild Inc. N.S.W.

1999

First, Eleventh National Dame Mary Durack Outback Craft Awards Queensland Museum, Brisbane

Supreme Champion, Mt Gravatt Show Ruth Stoneley Shield, Brisbane

1998    

  • Judges commendation, “In the Wild” Challenge Quilters Guild Inc. N.S.W.  
  • First, Professional innovative, Quilt-o-rama Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane
  • Second, Professional innovative small quilt,Quilt-o-rama Queensland Quilters Inc. Brisbane
  • Reserve Champion Mt Gravatt Show Presidents Trophy, Cot Quilt Champion, Brisbane

1997

  • Champion Quilter Mt Gravatt Show Brisbane

1995

  • Finalist Mt Isa Quilters’ Group Challenge Mount Isa

1994    

Regional Arts Development Fund Grant for attending Regional Forum East, Toowoomba QLD

1992  

Winner Quilters Challenge Mount Isa Quilters’ Group Mount Isa QLD           

 

Publications

2005

Quilters Companion, Great Australian Quilts No.2 p51-54

I Remember Mama by Karey Patterson Bresenhan, Primedia p81

Popular Patchwork Vol 13, No.6 p17

Down Under Quilts Issue 84 p88

Quilters Companion No.15, Vol 4, No 3 p72

Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 13, No.5 p122-123

Buttons And Other Collectables, A Collection of Poetry by Donna Davis “Dogs Down” p22

Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 13, No.4 p70

2004

  • Quilters Companion No.11 Vol 3, No.3 p103
  • Southern Star newspaper, April 14 p3
  • British Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 124 p54-57
  • Fiberarts Jan/Feb 2004 p42-47
  • Down Under Quilts Issue 71 p92-93

2003

  • Craft Fair Friend, Brisbane p22
  • Down Under Quilts Issue 70 p96-98
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 10, No.11 p68-69
  • Craft Arts International No.58 p110-112
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 10, No.8 p36-40
  • Textile Fibre Forum Vol 22, Issue 2, No.70 p14-15
  • A Report Vol 19, No.1 p4
  • Textile Fibre Forum Vol 22, Issue 1, No.69 p28

2001

  • Down Under Quilts Yearbook No. 58 p82-84 & p90-91
  • Quilted Journeys Stories of Immigration Australian Quilts in Public Places catalogue, p5
  • Celebration Quilts 2001 catalogue p46
  • The Template Vol 19, No.21 the cover & p22
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 8, No.11 p40-42
  • Under the Southern Cross catalogue, No. 12
  • Textile Fibre Forum Vol 20 Issue 3, No.61 p56 & inside back cover
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 8, No.9 p72-74
  • Textile Fibre Forum Vol 20 Issue 1, No.61 p25-26

2000

  • Australian Bounty Quilts Australiennes – Natura 2000 catalogue No. 16
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 8, No.2 p68-70
  • Textile Fibre Forum Vol 19, Issue 2, No.58 p24-25
  • Down Under Quilts Issue 50 p24-29
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting Vol 7, No.8 p74-77
  • Ozquilt Network Issue 38 p8-9
  • Ozquilt Network Issue 37 p1 & p10
  • Craft Fair Friend, Brisbane p6

Collections

  • Hope Waits Private collection, Toowoomba, QLD
  • What Would You Take? Immigration Museum, Melbourne, Victoria
  • The Wet/Dry # 3 Private collection, Victoria
  • Lava Flow Private collection Fay Gallie, QLD
  • Outback Dream’n Private collection Janie Odgers, Alaska USA
  • Lyola Gums Private collection John Martinkovic, Maleny, QLD
  • Private collections Mt Isa & Melbourne AUSTRALIA