The Modern Quilt Show Australia is proud to announce the judging panel for 2019:
Originally completing a degree in Visual Arts Education, Sharon went on to work in the not-for-profit sector in the contemporary crafts managing retail, marketing, touring exhibition and product development projects for peak representative bodies Craft Australia and Craft West.
Sharon also completed a Masters Degree in Arts Administration and her stints working for a commercial glass art gallery, fine art and collectables auction house and contemporary glass art prize give her a broad understanding of many different styles of Art, contemporary crafts and the arts industry. Sharon has been fortunate to work with a wide range of creatives, from makers to administrators, sponsors and funding bodies. Amongst it all she has usually found time to be a maker herself. At university she completed a double major in printmaking and design and when her children were small, she embraced new technologies and kept a knitting blog.
As a teenager Sharon discovered patchwork through her grandmother, mother & aunt and now her love of printing and surface design combined with a passion for all things fabric and stitchy have aligned with her work experience and have brought her to her current project: running the creative hub and quilt shop on the south coast in the historic town of Berry called Berry Quilt & Co. As a quilt maker she enjoys working in an improvised abstract manner and feels that her work usually falls somewhere between the modern and art quilt genres.
In addition to teaching workshops at our show this year, multi award winning quilter Rachaeldaisy will one of our three judges. To read more about Rachaeldaisy and book one of her amazing workshops and trunkshow click here.
Michele Eliott is local to the area a visual artist, educator and writer whose practice spans sculpture, installation, textiles and drawing. To read more about Michele and book into her workshop click here.