My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

'Summer Dragonfly' accepted to Living Colour!

So the good news is I can't show you my quilt that I submitted to Living Colour!  It's good news because it was accepted along with 31 others and will be travelling internationally for at least the next year.  Pretty exciting!!  These are the confirmed venues taken from the Living Colour website:

The exhibition will premiere at the Australasian Quilt Convention 10-13 April 2014 and will tour in 2014 and 2015. The following venues have been confirmed:
Apparently there were 177 entries so I'm feeling a little bit humbled.


Today is Waitangi Day in New Zealand.  It's a public holiday and as we live pretty close to Waitangi itself, we usually go along.  But not today, it's rainy and windy and generally yucky.  We also planned to paint some more window sills but that ain't happening either.  So what's a girl to do?  More shelf cleaning of course!

I made this wallhanging for the NZ Hoffman Challenge quite a few years ago.  Then I folded it up and put it in the cupboard and it's been taking up space ever since.  I don't like it enough to hang it on the wall, but I can't quite bring myself to chuck it either.

Well, a few slices with the rotary cutter later, a bit of zig-zag along the edge,  a couple of buttons and I have a scissor or rotary cutter pouch and a pocket for my mini cutting board and a small ruler.   Perfect for a sewing date at a friends.

And then I found this little UFO.  It's silk roving type stuff (I don't know what you call it when it's silk) free-motion stitched down onto hand woven wool and I've begun hand stitching here and there.  But what on earth do I do with it?  It's too fragile to become a pouch or anything useful.  Any suggestions?

I think the next UFO I'm going to show you is the hated one that Suz mentioned in a comment on my blog come back again tomorrow!


  1. Hi Charlotte, congratulations on your acceptance. I can't wait to see your entry. I am sure it will be awesome. My entry didn't get in but that is okay. It had a few shortcomings so I was pretty sure it wouldn't get in.

    My lovely parcel arrived safely and I love the threads and pouch. Thanks very much.

  2. Congratulations! I missed the deadline - again! I knew I wasn't going to make it a couple of days after we were chatting so I stopped before I had yet another half finished project. Now I've got a lovely bit of fabric and some interesting lacy leaves that I'll turn into something else one day.
    Again, congrats and may it be another step on your way to the life of an artist.

  3. Congratulations! I look forward to getting my mail!

  4. Congratulations Charlotte! I'm so happy for you, you clever-clogs!!

  5. Awesome!! You can start ticking off some of those resolutions already :-)

  6. Congratulations, it'll be an amazing experience. Unfortunately I missed out this time, on the up side, I've got a completed quilt ready (and photographed) for Symposium.

  7. Having seen the real thing, and also the amazing photos, I'm am not in the least bit surprised that your entry was accepted. Do you need to wait until it has finished being shown before you can reveal all?? Now do you mean that you are going to show my terrible UFO?? I thought the plan was to give it to some other poor unfortunate to finish off??

  8. Congratulations ... I've just realised you got in!!! I love the sneak peek and can't wait to see the whole quilt - so exciting. I bet you can't stop catching it unawares and smiling!

  9. Congrats on the quilt. Nice use of ufos too. How about a special book cover from the roving one? I made a lot of mine into a sample book. The rest got added to Dear Jane mostly. Speaking of which, I've finished two thirds of the quilting now!!!! Might make the exhibition yet - 22nd is the final deadline.



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