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!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Podcast - Interview with Quilt Artist, Helen Godden

This was a really fun interview!  Helen Godden is an Australian Art Quilter extraordinaire.  When I attended Manawatu Symposium in January, Helen generously agreed to an interview and although it's fairly short and sweet, it's packed full of info and interesting conversation.

I forgot to get a photograph of Helen and I, so I stole this shot from Helen's website!
Helen makes wonderful quilts, she teaches and travels and lectures.  She is down to earth, practical and funny.  Helen also has a very talented daughter, Ineka, who recently won a trip to Turkey with her quilt that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

I captured the crowd after Helen's lecture.  Helen spread her quilts out and generously let people examine them up close, photograph them and even TOUCH them!  
Helen is also an ambassador for Handi Quilter, and recently developed the couching foot for the HQ machines.  She has been doing lots of work experimenting on how to make beautiful artworks with the couching feet and you can go here to see Helen in action.

And, just for fun, here are the lyrics to the song "Redback on the Toilet Seat" that you hear me mention!

Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me Helen!

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1 comment:

  1. Great interview! I've now subscribed to Helen's blog and am considering doing her online class, although I've (ahem) got a few other online classes I should knock out first...


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