Who are the Loose Threads? A group of eight friends brought together by a mutual love of quilting. We've been going now for what must be twelve years and in that time our friendship has been bonded by times of great joy and sorrow. I feel truly blessed to have such wonderful friends.
We meet twice a month at each other's homes and if there's a fifth Tuesday in the month, that's the time to give ourselves an extra treat. This Tuesday we decided to take in two exhibitions, Cressida Campbell's Timeless: The Art of Cressida Campbell;
and Margaret Olley's Life's Journey.
These two women artists are among the top of my favourites list, so to have them both exhibiting in Brisbane at the same time was indeed a treat. There were only four of us on Tuesday and we made the most of the glorious early autumn weather by taking the City Cat into the city for the Cressida Campbell exhibition.
If you are anywhere near Brisbane over the next week or so, do yourself a favour and get yourself to the QUT Gallery, where I guarantee you will be transported by the extraordinary paintings of Cressida Campbell. Her woodblock technique is nothing less than stunning.
After lunch in the city, we hopped onto the City Cat to the University of Queensland to the Margaret Olley exhibition. This amazing exhibition of water colour art is quite extensive and takes in the artist's travels from the 1950s up to the 1970s. No wonder she is considered our living treasure.
By coincidence, this Cressida Campbell woodblock painting is of Margaret Olley's living room.
We are so fortunate in Brisbane today to have an abundance of world class galleries which hold the most wonderful exhibitions. We levitated back to our car which we had parked in the university grounds earlier in the day and drove home.
To complete the perfect day, a large parcel was waiting for me at the post office - my fabric order from the States. Bliss.