Guess Where I’ve Been

Banksia in bloom.

Beautiful Gumnuts.

Canberra Pears at the National Gallery.

Ballarat boarding school for FibreArts@Ballarat.

Extraordinary tree in Ballarat’s waterside park.

Helen Godden’s award winning quilt at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne.

Painted windows in the artists old house at Heide Museum of Modern Art.

The fabulous trunk of a Floss Silk Tree in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

Timeless Textiles in Newcastle is a new jewel for fiber loves around the planet.

The grounds surrounding the Museum of Old and New Art, one of the most surprising and quirkiest museums I’ve ever EXPERIENCED.

This plant says, “Which way did she go?” The correct answer is AUSTRALIA! The entire month of April was spent teaching and touring in Australia… Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle and Hobart, Tasmania. Quilters are gracious and generous all over the world, but especially in OZ. As always, these big journeys create space to view your life from a new perspective. Perfectly timed after the intensity of writing the new book and on the verge of some fresh work, I came home inspired and excited to begin the next phase.

This week I will be attending Spring Quilt Market for the first time. I will have some books to sign and a nice new scarf to wear. Hope to see some of you there!

6 Responses to “Guess Where I’ve Been”

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Wish I’d known you were visiting my home town!

  2. Melissa P says:

    Welcome home! I’m so happy that you were able to soak up the inspiration for a whole month!

  3. Kate says:

    Dear Jane – awesome pics. I had many years in Canberra and at first the pears were at the uni, then moved to the gallery. I usually visit them when I’m in town – they are so sensual and beautiful.

  4. chris says:

    Glad you enjoyed your time in Oz in the southern States – next time, Queensland will have to be on your list – we’d love to see you again.

  5. kateuk says:

    Looks great- love that tree bark.

  6. So excited about your new fabrics. Can’t wait to see them in person. Absolutely love the July 4th quilt. I think it would be great in a kit.
    Melissa Minke

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