Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Merelyn Pearce Does Margaret Preston

This post doesn't need much text. Just enjoy the photos!  For those of you who don't know, Margaret Preston was an Australian artist in the 1920's (I think that early) and beyond who mainly worked with woodblock prints, so that her art would be more affordable for the average homemaker. Some of her designs were even published in women's magazines so they could be pulled out and framed. Fancy that! She specialised in Australian native flowers and birds, and I have long been an admirer of her beautiful work. Merelyn Pearce has made a fantastic job of turning these prints into beautiful quilts. I can't describe to you how tiny her appliqued pieces are! Just amazing.  Anyway, enjoy.  Apologies for the not perfect photos. There were so many people milling around, I had to go FAST.



































Wow, what an eyeful!

Only other news I have is that I have booked in for a Sue Spargo workshop later this year.  How exciting.

Hugs

Deb

8 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Just lovely Deb! How amazing is her art, and how amazing is the wonderful talent that turned these stunning pics into quilts. Breathtaking ...thank you for sharing!

Dorothy said...

I was amazed at the size of the applique pieces in the quilts and took lots of photos. You'll enjoy the Sue Spargo class, I went to the last ones.

Kathie said...

oh these are beautiful , wow I had never heard of her.
back to look at the photos close up! Sue Spargo, how fun! I just love looking at her work, she is amazing with the needle and threads....
thanks!!!!
Kathie

Heather said...

Wow, those quilts are just wonderful. I took some workshops with Sue Spargo last year and just loved them. Enjoy!

Margaret said...

So beautiful! Love it! And how fun that you're going to the Sue Spargo workshop!

Miriam said...

Aren't they all amazing quilts!
The vibrant colours and the tiny, tiny applique are stunning!
Have fun with Sue Spargo!

Beth said...

Thank you for sharing so many detailed photos. As someone who lives on the other side of the world, it is fascinating to see such a detailed look at this gorgeous work.

Cathy said...

Incredible quilts I would love to see them in the flesh!!! Where are you going for Sue Spargo? I'm going to Amitie. xo