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Art Quilts








Portrait of Bill Portrait of Bill

81 cm x 56 cm

I started this quilt in a class with Melissa Burdon. It was right outside my comfort zone in many ways:

 A portrait, very bright colours, fused applique,machine quilting; but I really enjoyed it and am pleased with the result.

It is a gift for my friend Liz, being a portrait of her husband Bill.


Not for Sale

Awarded "Best Pictorial"
Christchurch Quilters Annual Show 2015





Calm Harbour Calm Harbour

100 cm x 90 cm

I made this for a raffle to raise money for the Green Party of Aotearoa.

The centre panel is from a photo I took of Lyttelton Harbour, Canterbury.
The flying geese oval border refers to the birdlife of the area, which includes godwits, who migrate every year to Siberia and back.
The stars are for the mariners of both races, who navigated to Aotearoa.
The outer border refers to the strong winds of the Roaring Forties, which blow around Banks Peninsula.
The raffle raised NZ$1700.




From the Bellbird


50cm x 57cm

Hand-dyed and commercial cotton prints.
Machine pieced and hand applique.
Machine quilted

A view of  Lyttelton Harbour from a lookout point near the Sign of the Bellbird on the Summit Road.

SOLD


This item is on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand




Magic Lanterns

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Magic Lanterns


74.5cm x 65cm

hand-dyed & batik discharged cotton lawn
hand quilted
selected for the NANZQ touring exhibition, "Illumination" 2009

NZ$300




Still Waters
Still Waters

72 cm x 40 cm

Made as a gift for a friend recently bereaved.
Dark, deep, rich colours and subtle textures, with gleams of warm light.
I tried to make it speak of calm and gentleness.




Foothills Oxford
Foothills, Oxford

57 cm x 41 cm

From a photo I took near Oxfort, North Canterbury.
I wanted to convey the solidity of these massive dry hills, and the sharp southern light.

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Love Quilt 2
Love Quilt

56 cm x 75 cm

I was thinking about how many ways we show love - in caring, helpful and supportive actions,
rather than endearments and protestations, which can be contradicted by selfish or manipulative actions.



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Mosaicat
Mosaicat

30.5 cm x 30.5 cm

The next Aotearoa Quilters Challenge was "Purple" my favourite colour.
As cats are my favourite creature, this was an easy choice.
Batik (hot wax) printing, hand dyeing.

NZ$75.00

This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand




Red Leaves
Red Leaves

30.5 cm x 30.5 cm

The next Aotearoa Quilters' Challenge was "Red", again a 12 inch square quilt, predominantly red.
Our grape vine was just then turning from green to autumn colours, which inspired this quilt.
Permanent marker, fabric paints and machine quilting.

NZ$50.00


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last Light
Last Light, First Light

30.5 cm x 30.5 cm

This was my entry in the Aotearoa Quilters Challenge, "Blue".
The brief was for a 12 inch square quilt, predominantly coloured blue.
It shows the beams of a lighthouse stretching out over the sea, as the last golden light fades from the sky.

SOLD




Kapiti Island
Kapiti Island

66 cm x 37 cm

Begun in a class with Chris Kenna, who does wonderful landscapes.
Her design, my own hand dyed fabrics.

NZ150.00

This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand
















joyful-skies Joyful Skies


72.5cm x 72.5cm

commercial cottons & polycottons.
machine pieced and hand-quilted
Created for the "International Dreams" challenge of the Canterbury Patchwork Society


NZ$200
I used the bold primary colours of the flags of many nations to make a sky full of rainbows






Emergence Emergence

wholecloth hand dyed batik, quilted and mounted on stretcher

15"x 13.75"x 1.75"
38cm x 35cm x 4cm

NZ$180







Leaflight Violet Leaflight Violet

26"x 20"
65cm x 50cm

shown at Manapouri Arts Group Labour Weekend Group Show 2008

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Magic Squares No.2 Magic Square no. 2

hand dyed batik, stretched and mounted

NZ$160




Magic Squares
              No.10 Magic Square no.10

hand dyed batik, stretched and mounted

NZ$160


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Magic Squares No.
              16 Magic Square no.16

hand dyed batik, stretched and mounted

NZ$160







Bethlehem Star 03 Bethlehem Star no.3

24" x 17.5"
61cm x 44.5cm

machine pieced applique and quilted. Hand-dyed cotton

This item was on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand


SOLD




Bethlehem Star no.2
Bethlehem Star 02
26.5"x16.5"
67cm x 42cm
machine pieced and quilted hand dyed cotton



SOLD


 
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Colour Gradation 2.
Machine -pieced, hand-dyed and hand-quilted cotton with  Dacron batting.
H:  121mm
W:  113mm

 
I was fascinated by the effects of colour changes in opposite directions. This quilt was accepted for the 10th National Quilt Symposium 2003

NOT FOR SALE


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Ice-Blink
Hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and quilted..
H:  112mm
W:  124mm
This quilt is about Antarctica
Ice-blink is the pale light in the night sky that showed ships the presence of ice over the horizon. 
The labyrinth is a symbol of discovery and exploration; the physical exploration of the continent and the scientific work carried out at present, both in difficult and demanding conditions. The outer curves refer to the cold saline currents originating from the ice, which ultimately drive the circulation of the world's currents. The six-sided form refers to the crystal forms off ice as seen in a snowflake.


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Koru
Machine -pieced, hand-dyed and hand-quilted cotton with  Dacron batting.
H:  900mm
W:  700mm

The young fern frond uncurls into the sunlight.
Symbolising the growth and fertility of the visible world, while below the ground complex interweavings of life support and nourish that growth.

NOT FOR SALE

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Celtic Counterchange

Machine -pieced, hand-dyed and hand-quilted cotton with  Dacron batting.
H:  690mm
W:  690mm




Created for a challenge using only two colours. I was immersed in celtic patterns at the time as I was making my grand-daughter's celtic baby quilt.

  SOLD

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Walls Within Walls
Machine -pieced, hand-dyed and hand-quilted cotton with  Dacron batting.
H:  870mm
W:  760mm

The remains of long forgotten buildings lie beneath earth tilled and cropped for generations.
We can only guess at their story.

  NOT FOR SALE

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Labyrinth

Machine -pieced, hand-dyed and hand-quilted cotton with  Dacron batting.
H:  126mm
W:  105mm


For me, the labyrinth symbolises exploration and discovery. There are many paths to self-discovery, but all begin in the heart where the primal urge to action drives us to our own search - to find our own light.

In the central portion, the beauty of nature, with its subtle colours and transitions, sheds a calm luminosity.

   SOLD

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Bluebells

Machine -pieced, batik, hand-dyed and hand-quilted cotton with  Dacron batting.
H:  630mm
W:  780mm

 NZ$200.00
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Snow on Camellias
Machine -pieced, hand-dyed and hand-quilted cotton with  Dacron batting.
H:  700mm
W:  700mm

A commission for a friend, inspired by her photo of camellias and kowhai leaves after snow. Using the same colours, and geometric shapes suggesting the curved petals and spiky leaves.




 SOLD



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The Road to Dunedin
Hand-dyed cotton, fused applique, machine quilting.   Dacron batting.
H:  300mm
W:  420mm

A club challenge -small quilt to illustrate a poem.
It reminded me of trips to Dunedin to visit my daughter.
"Hills as soft as eiderdowns"

  NOT FOR SALE



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Mokopuna
Machine -pieced and hand-quilted cotton
 Batik, hand-dyed and hand-painted.
  Dacron batting.
H:  480mm
W: 480mm

Sunlit sapling protected by ancient limbs
On the bush track I pause
and think of my grandchild.


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Leaf Sampler
Hand dyed cotton, fused reverse applique, hand-quilting and hand embroidery
H:  950mm
W:  480mm

I was inspired by autumn leaves - their vivd yet delicate colours, and their subtle variations.
I used fused reverse applique to keep the soft curves of the leaves and their slender points.

   NZ$300.00



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Air,Fire,Earth Water - Bush Sunset
Wholecloth Quilt
Hand printed batik, hand quilted
H:  1500mm
W: 500mm

The regular forms of our solid, central, tangible green earth dissolve into the fluid, formless, ever-changing colours of the surrounding elements

Accepted for NANZQ "Elemental Challenge" 2007



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Dark They Were and Golden Eyed
Wholecloth Quilt
Hand printed batik, hand quilted
H:  1040mm
W:  560mm

Beyond the edges of awareness, our subconscious mind creates vague, chaotic images - but deep and richly coloured.

  Not For Sale



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Everything Emptying into Light
Wholecloth Quilt
Hand printed batik, hand quilted
H:  1040mm
W:  750mm

Sunlight generates all colours and gives them life.

  NZ$300.00

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Autumn Light
Hand dyed cottons.
Machine piecing. Hand quilting
H:  1080mm
W:  780mm

Inspired by the art of Paul Klee

  NZ$300.00


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Indigo Willows
Hand dyed cottons, batik and shibori.
Machine piecing, hand quilting.
H: 
W: 

I used a batik technique to suggest bare branches of winter willows, and shibori for the river ripples.

  SOLD




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Forest Sunlight
Hand dyed cottons, machine pieced and  quilted.
H:  1070mm
W:  900mm

Inspired by the mysterious deep greens of the New Zealand bush.

  SOLD


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Canterbury Plains
Plains Series # 6

Continuing development of the colours of the plains and foothills

H: 57 cm,
W: 64 cm






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Canterbury Plains
Plains Series # 5

Continuing development of the colours of the plains and foothills

H: 57 cm,
W: 64 cm

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Plains-No-9
Summer Plains no 9

39 cm x56.5 cm

Another one of the Plains series. Popular with locals and tourists alike,
a stylised view of the Canterbury Plains with the foothills of the Southern Alps beyond.

NZ$150.00

This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand




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Serendipity #1

Hand dyed cotton lawn
machine pieced and quilted

H: 33 cm
W: 38 cm

This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand

NZ$30.00




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Serendipity #2

Hand dyed cotton lawn
machine pieced and quilted

H: 28.5 cm
W:47 cm



NZ$30.00




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Serendipity #3

Hand dyed cotton lawn,
machine pieced and quilted

H: 29 cm
W:40.5 cm



NZ$30.00







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Twenty Little Words of Love

There are more ways than one to say
 "I love you"

Hand batik printed and dyed cotton lawn,
machine pieced,
hand quilted

H: 50 cm
W: 50 cm

NZ$100.00







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Splash

Inspired by the complex shapes of foam
on the seashore

Hand batik printed and dyed,
hand quilted

H:45 cm
W:52 cm

NZ$ 95.00




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Chinese Whispers

Stories are told and retold, changing each time,
as the world of the storyteller changes.

Begun in a workshop taught by
Jeannette deNicolis Meyer

Hand dyed cotton lawn,
machine pieced,
hand quilted

H: 49 cm
W: 96 cm

This item is currently on display at:
The Craft Station
Little River
Canterbury
New Zealand

NZ$99.00




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Weave

Gradation dyeing  to give a three-dimensional effect.

Hand dyed cotton lawn,
machine pieced,
hand quilted.

H: 61 cm
W:132 cm

NZ$300.00




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Welcome Home

Lighted windows glow warm in the dusk,
as the last  light of the sky
glances through dark clouds.

Hand dyed cotton lawn,
machine pieced,
hand quilted

H: 63.5 cm
W:74.5 cm

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Valerie's Proteas

A commission for a companion piece
for "Celtic Counterchange"

Hand dyed cotton lawn
and photos printed on fabric.
Machine piecing,
hand applique,
hand quilting


H: 71 cm
W: 70 cm

SOLD




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Cliffs Birdling's Flat #1

Exploring the colours of the red cliffs,
the gravel beach and dry scrub.

H: 50cm
W: 61.cm
 


SOLD



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Cliffs- Birdling's Flat #2  

Further exploration of the colours of
these bold cliffs.

hand dyed cotton lawn
machine pieced
hand quilted

H: 42 cm ,
W: 61 cm,
 

SOLD

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    quilt design and images,   - Annette Baxendell 2007