|Annie with her Klimt Kiss quilt.|
Annie professes to getting bored easily and wanting to try many different techniques. Her white textured quilts (above is 'Korowai Ma' and you can read more about the making of it here) show a willingness to take risks and experiment with shape and form till she gets it right.
This photo shows the underside of the petals of 'Korowai Ma'. You can see the multicoloured fabric and the cording that we talk about in the podcast.
You can see Annie's first white quilt called 'White on White' here, as a prizewinner at the Auckland Festival of Quilts 2013.
Annie has a blog that she shares with her sister, Mary, called Two Sewing Sisters. She writes here about her processes and about her life, although she admits to finding it difficult to update regularly with her busy working schedule. If you head on over, you will find more photographs of the quilts we talk about, such as 'Songlines', Annie's quilt that was selected for the travelling textile exhibition, 'A Matter of Time', curated by Brenda Gael Smith
Annie also had a work selected for the previous exhibition curated by Brenda, called 'Living Colour'. This work was titled 'Unfurling'.
Annie has also had work in the Dorothy Collard Challenge run by The Auckland Quilt Guild, and you can see her prize winning quilts here and here.
It was a pleasure to talk to Annie about her life here in New Zealand, her connections to Australia and how she translates her stories into fabric and thread. I hope you enjoy listening.