Thursday, 31 December 2009


Quiltwise, 2009 was a very good year for me. Three of my quilts appeared in Down Under Quilts, one (the optical illusion quilt) as a Creative Process article, and my Selvedge Shopping Sack featured as a project.
Very recently I heard that my MAGnificence quilt was juried into the State of the Art Quilt 2010 exhibition; for me the highlight of the year!

Here are the quilts I made in 2009 (except for Hugo's Rainbow Bird Quilt) - interesting to discover that I have made three 'traditional' quilts featuring squares (I love squares, can you tell?) and three pictorial quilts. I like making both sorts; after finishing one sort I usually want to make a quilt of the other sort.

And here are my five journal quilts for 2009. I would have liked to make some more, but hey, I do need to sleep sometimes!

And finally, here are the four quilts I made for Art Quilts Around the World: Brave New World, Connexion, Where Land and Sea Meet and MAGnificent Mandala. The last one has been unveiled today, together with the mandala quilts of the other members, on our AQATW blog. Do go there to have a look at the quilts and read about my mandala!

I also made lots of ATCs and fiber postcards, a few bags and some other small projects, but I will not bother you with all of that now!

Non-quiltwise, 2009 has been a very good year as well - I had the opportunity to visit the TB outreach clinics in the Torres Strait Islands; we had a wonderful holiday in our home country, the Netherlands; I started a PhD traject (it's going well, thanks, I'm busy working on my literature review); the boys are all doing well and DH had lots of publications this year (he is a public health researcher at the University of Queensland).

Tomorrow I hope to post a little about my plans and goals for 2010...
Meanwhile, I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative New Year!


Helen McNaught @ AuntyHennys said...

Happy New Year Linda!

I plan to make your selvedge bag from DUQ - it will be my first selvedge project! I almost have enough strips collected:-)

Your 2009 completed quilts and projects are all fantastic! Looking forward to seeing what 2010 brings!

Enjoy your New Years Eve,
Happy Sewing!

Ellen said...

Linda ,ik wens jouw en je gezin een heel gelukkig 2010
Dat het voor jou een cratief jaar mag worden.

A3jana said...

Linda, Happy New Year to you and your Family!!
I like to see more of you in 2010! I like the Mag quilt and I'm very quirius(?) (nieuwsgierig) at your finished Len's quilt!

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, what a year you had! Bravo - I love your quilts. I can't wait to see what you do in '10.
Happy new year to you and your family.
(in snowy Connecticut, north of New York City)

Lynn Cohen said...

What a wonderful lot of creativity and great alcolades given well deserved. Happy New Year Linda!
Tell Hugo I said hi.

Margeeth said...

I wish you a happy new year. It's nice seeing all you have made together, isn't it?

gunnelsvensson said...

Great works!
Happy New Year!

Thea said...

You did have a big year. All the best for this year and enjoy your break in Melbourne! x

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