Thursday, 1 November 2012

Our November inspiration ...

comes to you by the very talented fabric artist Kay D. Haerland with her gorgeous art quilt Under the Canopy.  (yes people, this is a quilt!!).

Additional criteria - fabric and stitching
A little about Kay D Haerland
"We have a very International household. Growing up in unspoiled New Zealand, I developed a strong love of nature, which I share with my Norwegian-born husband Bård. We have lived in several European countries, and in Pennsylvania, USA, for 20 years. That was where my quilting journey started.... and it is now well into another phase with our family move to Australia, continuing our International lifestyle. Our son David was born in England, and is now here in Australia with us.
Nature is a constant source of inspiration for me. There I find endless variety of shape and texture, all with its own innate logic of geometry and coloration. My quilts are often intricately realistic in detail, and require a lot of research.

After more than 20 years of quilting, - this whole field is more fascinating than ever. It even seems to change faster all the time, with new ideas and means of expression,- stretching the borders and embracing the entire creative spectrum.

Art Quilts are my passion today, and my development has taken me from traditional quilts to pictorial quilts, miniatures and abstract, with an emphasis on surface embellishment. I have no formal art or textile training, but I sure have been to a great school of experience. I also enjoy teaching, which is remarkably rewarding."

If you would like to see some of Kay's quilts up close and personal, she is holding a solo exhibition at the Gosford Regional Art gallery from December 1st until January 9th.
Gosford Regional Art Gallery
36 Webb St,
East Gosford, NSW 2250 (1½ hrs North of Sydney)
For further information please see Kay's website.

And now some wonderful inspiration from the first half of our Creative Team ...

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by midnight on November 31st, 2012. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card and off the page submissions but please remember we appreciate original entries (you may combine with a sketch).
Don't forget to pop back on the 15th when we will reveal more inspiration from our talented team and also announce the winners for October.
Until then ... Happy scrapping!


  1. Wonderful inspiration & delightful pages to scrap!!

  2. Great LOs from the DT... getting me thinking! And thanks for the heads up re: exhibition - being a 'coastie', & my Mum a quilter, we'll go!!!!

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