Curriculum Vitae


Grants and Acquisitions:

  • Churchill fellowship to study and research textile processes in USA & Canada
  • Quilters Guild (NSW) SCHOLARSHIP to attend the Surface Design Assn conference in USA.
  • BERNINA Australia featured artist
  • Arts Queensland Grants: To attend the Textile Forum, Victoria & the National Textile Symposium, ACT
  • STANTHORPE ART GALLERY Artwork acquired as part of their textile collection.
  • AQUIPP Award Quilts in Public Places Exhibition


  • European Quilt Championships, Netherlands
  • Quilt Shows Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney
  • Queensland Embroiders’ Guild
  • Queensland Art Gallery Foundation

Honorary Life Memberships:

  • Australia Textile & Surface Design Association
  • Schoolhouse Quilters



Selection Committees:

  • 2QAQ SoTA 12 exhibition


  • Narrabri Cotton Expo
  • The Quilters Guilds of NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australian and Northern Territory
  • Embroiders’ Guild of Queensland
  • Caloundra ARTS Festival
  • Brisbane Camera Group
  • Queensland Royal National Association (Quilts)
  • Textile Arts Festival


  • Queensland Quilts quilt exhibition to United Kingdom Quilt Fairs


  • CSA Gallery, ACT (exhibition curation)

SOLO exhibitions and SPECIAL DISPLAYS:

  • 2010: Expertise Events Craft & Quilt Fairs nationwide
  • 2004: Craft Queensland Gallery
  • 2002, 2000: Queensland Quilt Show
  • 2000: Space 43, Brisbane
  • 1997: Australian Quilt Festival, Melbourne
  • 1996: Robert Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
  • 1992: Exhibit 912, Brisbane

Group exhibitions:


  • Germany: Geobenzell Quilt Exhibition
  • Switzerland: Bernina Australia
  • Netherlands: European Quilt Championships
  • USA: Pennsylvania Fibre Arts Exhibition, World Quilt and Textile Exhibition
  • United Kingdom/EUROPE: Spring & Autumn Quilt fairs, National Patchwork Association
  • New Zealand: Quilt Auckland


State Art Galleries

  • Northern Territory: Craft Acquisition Award

Regional Galleries:

  • New South Wales: Port Macquarie
  • Queensland: Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Cooloola, Strathpine.

Private Galleries:

  • Brisbane: Cintra, Robert Hughes, Fusions, Space 43, State Library, Crafts Council, Arts Council, Graydon
  • Sydney: Fairfield City Gallery
  • Victoria: Metro Craft Centre & Gold Treasury Museum
  • Melbourne: Wangaratta Exhibition Gallery


  • Parliament House (NSW), Sydney
  • Richard Randall Studio, Brisbane Botanical Gardens

Commissions and Major Projects:

  • Brisbane Boys College Centenary: Designer/Artist Textile Wall Panel Community Project
  • Surat Bush Festival: Artist Community workshops (mask making), street parade and festival
  • Queensland Health (TASSC): Designer/ Artist 2 Quilts, working with children
  • XLN Fabrics, Sydney: Design/stitch 2 Quilts for fabric promotions
  • BERNINA Australia: Design/stitch Quilt and Workshop Programme
  • Uniting Church of Australia, Brookfield Parish: Design/stitch Textile Wall Panel
  • Brisbane City Council, History of Brookfield: Designer/Artist Wall Quilt Community Project

Public Spaces Art:

  • Stanthorpe Art Gallery
  • Brisbane Sebel Hotel
  • Gold Coast Marriott Resort
  • Melbourne Telstra Building

Private Collections:

  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • UK
  • USA



  • Exhibiting as a Visual Artist (nationally/internationally)
  • Master classes and workshops with National and International tutors on Dyeing and printing processes
  • 1990-2000 Digital Imaging, Photography, Airbrushing, Picture Framing (study) at QUT & TAFE, Brisbane
  • 1985-1987 Assoc. Diploma in Visual Arts, majoring in surface design (textiles) at QUT, Brisbane
  • 1969-1992 Employed as Survey Draftswoman, Queensland
  • 1977-1992 Self Employed
  • 1969-1977 Employee – Selling Screen printing and craft goods through crafts shops and fairs
  • Certificate in Cartography / Diploma in Illustration Brisbane (study) at QUT (not completed)
  • 1967-1969 Employed as Show card Writer – Woolworths, Queensland, Grace Bros. NSW
  • 1966 Secondary education completed

Continuing Studies:

(International and National workshops and tutors)

  • Photo-transfer processes
  • Dyeing
  • Printing and Surface Design techniques
  • Hand & Machine Embroidery
  • Surface manipulation techniques
  • Colour and Design
  • Collage and Mixed Media processes
  • Drawing and Artists Master classes



Major Symposiums & Conferences:

  • The Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association
  • The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (Brisbane Textile Forum)
  • Quilt Auckland Symposium
  • Textile Art Festival

Arts Organisations and Universities:

  • McGregor Retreat USQ
  • ARTS West

National and Local Guild conferences:

  • Quilt Encounter SA
  • Quilt Camp NSW
  • Creative by the Sea NSW, Dookie VIC,
  • Queensland Quilters and Quiltfest Qld
  • West Australian Quilters
  • Community & school Groups
  • Quilting, Art & Craft Shops

Techniques include Dyeing and Printing, Hand & Machine Embroidery, Fabric manipulation, Design and Mixed Media.




  • Fibre Art Study Group, Washington DC
  • Arrowmont ART School, Tennesse
  • Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Ohio
  • Quilt Groups in Japan, British Columbia, Washington DC, California
  • Autumn Quilt Fairs, United Kingdom and Europe


  • Melbourne: Victorian Quilters Exhibition
  • Sydney: Quilters Guild
  • Brisbane: Churchill Fellows Association, The Lyceum Club, Qld Quilters Annual Conference & Quilt Show and local Quilt groups, Photographic Society of Qld & Qld Camera Clubs, Papermakers of Qld, Qld Spinners Weavers and Dyers.



  • Australian Patchwork Directory
  • BERNINA Brochures & CD-ROM’s

Quilting Magazines:

  • Quilts Japan
  • Down Under Quilts
  • Australian Patchwork & Quilting
  • Quilters Companion
  • American Quilt
  • International Quilting
  • Popular Patchwork (UK)

Art/Craft Magazines:

  • Textile
  • Craft Arts
  • Australian Craft
  • Craft link
  • Down Under Textiles
  • Fibreline


  • Brisbane Courier Mail
  • South West News

Publications (self published):

  • SASHIKO DESIGNS – Quilt Patterns
  • DYEING MADE EASY – Fabric Dyeing Processes
  • A Community Self Portrait of Brisbane – photographic publication Brisbane City Council



Organisation Boards / Executives

  • Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association: National Vice President (2004-2008)
  • Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association: Queensland Branch founding president (2006)
  • Churchill Fellows Association Queensland: Vice president (2002-2005)
  • Churchill Fellows Association Queensland: committee member (1990-present)
  • Schoolhouse Quilters Group: Group Founder, Foundation President and current member (1999-2001)
  • Ozquilt Network Inc: committee member (1984-1987)
  • Brookfield Community Quilt Group: Leader and Tutor (1984-1998)
  • Brookfield Show Society: Vice President, committee member, Honorary Life Member (1992-98)
  • Brookfield Chronicle: Editor (1989-1995)

Brookfield Community Projects:

  • Christmas Concerts: Photographer and Costume co-ordinator
  • Redressing Brisbane: Artist in charge
  • Special Places Book Project: Selected Artist
  • Brookfield Historic Quilt: Designer & Artist in Charge

Current Memberships:

  • Surface Design Association USA
  • Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association
  • Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists Inc
  • The Australian Forum for Textile Arts
  • Schoolhouse Quilters