Gloria lives at Drysdale, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. She is a trained secondary teacher having worked mainly in the areas of literacy and special education.
Over the years, she has dabbled in many areas of patchwork. After completing some studies in art, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. These quilts have won many major awards, both in Australia and overseas. Her quilt ‘Kimberley Mystique’ was the winner of Australia’s national quilting award in 2003. Her most recent body of work, has been based on architecture.
She has been teaching patchwork classes for many years and really enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with others. She likes to challenge her students to design their own quilts but is also happy to provide patterns for those less confident. Her classes have proved to be very popular with lots of students coming back for a second or third class.
Gloria has traveled to many states in Australia running workshops for small groups of country quilters as well as teaching classes at conferences and larger guilds in the major cities. She has also travelled extensively overseas teaching classes in New Zealand, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Fiji, South Korea and Japan.
She has written three books, with her new book, Fabulous facades, based on buildings, to be released in July, 2017. In 2009, her commitment to teaching was acknowledged when she received the Rajah Award.
The Painted Red Centre Landscape
This project features strips of hand painted fabrics in the background sky and foreground contrasting with a silhouette of Uluru and vegetation. The strips are cut from hand painted panels and rearranged on a cloth base then quilted through the sandwich. Sections of the rock are cut out and formed on a light interfacing base. This is stitched to a dark fabric which is trimmed leaving a dark edge. The stark foliage is fussy cut and fused and stitched in place. The quilt can be finished with a faced edge or borders. This project has been specially designed for the ‘Uluru Textile Art Retreat”.
Cost full fabric kit $65 to Tutor