Quilting Resume of Brenda Gael Smith
Quiltmaker, Designer, Teacher, Curator, Writer & Quilt Judge

Special Projects

Juried Exhibitions

  • Quilts=Art=Quilts 2014, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY: Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius
  • Australia Wide Four (2014-2016) a travelling exhibition of Ozquilt Network Inc – Neptune’s Necklace #2
  • Progressions 2014: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: Tundra and Forest
  • Australia Quilts European Patchwork Meeting 2014 guest country exhibition
  • Reconciliation 2014: Gosford Regional Art Gallery: Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius
  • PETITE Miniature TEXTILES 2014: Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, Victoria – High Country Lupins #2
  • TEN – AQC Challenge 2014: The X Factor
  • Brother International Quilting Contest 2013 – Eco ChallengeForest;
  • Dare to Differ 2013:  Gallery M,  Adelaide: Flying Colours: Eclectus Parrots;
  • FREE – AQC Challenge 2013: Flying Colours:  Uncaged
  • Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria April 2013 – Dreamlines #5;
  • Art Quilt Australia 2013: People Place & Nation: CraftACT, Canberra: Desert Tracks: Not Terra Nullius and Canberra: Meeting Place;
  • Australia Wide Three (2012-2014):a travelling exhibition of Ozquilt Network Inc - Tussock
  • PETITE Miniature TEXTILES 2012: Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, Victoria – Pyrenees #3, Poppy Field
  • Regeneration: Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney, Regrowth and Hope, Promise, Bounty: Reap What You Sew;
  • Selections from the Del Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection 2012: Visions Art Gallery, San Diego, Evergreen
  • Dare to Differ 2011: Gallery M – Marion Cultural Centre, Desire Lines#5: After the Rain and Turf
  • Seven Deadly Sins - AP&Q AQC Challenge 2011: Desire Lines #7: Lust in the Log Cabin
  • One Step Further 2010: Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill, Victoria Desire Lines#6: Spark! and Shining Through
  • Australia Wide Two (2010-2012):a travelling exhibition of Ozquilt Network Inc - Tussock
  • The New Quilt 2010: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney, New South Wales Desire Lines#5: After the Rain and Turf
  • PETITE Miniature TEXTILES 2010: Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, Victoria Milk Chocolate
  • Remember - AP&Q AQC Challenge 2010: Timelines #1: Remember the Date!
  • One Step Further 2009: Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Victoria Desire Lines #3: Running Hot & Cold
  • Fantasy - AP&Q AQC Challenge 2009: Dreamlines #1: Magic Carpet
  • Re-fabricating Environments 2008: Braemar Gallery, Springwood NSW Afterglow and Acacia Bloom
  • Dare to Differ 2008: Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, SA - Grass
  • My Place travelling exhibition (2008-2010): Tudibaring - Place where the waves pound like a beating heart.

Twelve by Twelve:The BOOK!Twelve by Twelve International Exhibition Program

  • April 2010 Australasian Quilt Convention, Melbourne, Australia
  • May 2010 Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
  • June 2010 Textile Art Festival, Brisbane, Queensland
  • September 2010 Craft & Quilt Fair, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • September 2010 Craft & Quilt Fair, Christchurch, NZ
  • April 2011 Midsomer Quilting, Chilcompton, UK
  • August 2011 Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK
  • November 2011 International Quilt Festival, Houston, USA
  • April 2012 International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati, USA
  • July 2012 International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, USA
  • September 2012 North West Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • February 2012 Craft & Quilt Fair, Palmerston North, New Zealand (Colourplay)
  • April 2013 Australasian Quilt Convention. Melbourne, Australia (Colourplay)
  • May 2012 Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville Australia (Colourplay)
  • July 2013 Midsomer Quilting, Chilcompton, UK (Colourplay)
  • August 2013 AQS Quilt Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA (Colourplay)
  • September 2013 North West Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon, USA (2012 Series)
  • October 2013 AQS Quilt Show, Des Moines, Iowa, USA (Colourplay)
  • September 2014 European Patchwork Meeting/Carrefour Européen du Patchwork (Colourplay)
  • October 2014 Association Belge du Patchwork exhibition (Colourplay)

Selected Bibliography & Videography

Modern Quilts: Improvising Using Stacks of Solids
  • Quilting Arts magazine (February-March 2012) celebrates art quilt collaboration and includes an in-depth Q&A article about the Twelve by Twelve project.
  • Patchwork- und Quiltjournal (February 2012) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special edition. It includes an article about the Twelve by Twelve exhibition of the Theme Series at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in 2011.
  • More than thirty projects in Australian magazines such as Australian Patchwork & Quilting, Down Under Quilts, Quilters Companion, Down Under Textiles, Australian Homespun and Australian Country Craft
  • Four Fantastic Quilt Finishing Techniques, instructional DVD and article Quilters Companion, May 2009.
  • Meet A Quilter Profiles, Down Under Quilts, March 2006 & Homespun, October 2008.
  • By the Dozen, profile of the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project, Quilters Companion, November 2008.
  • Global Quilting, profile of the Twelve by Twelve Collaborative Art Quilt Project, Down Under Quilts, November 2008.
500 Art Quilts  1000 Artisan Textiles  DUQ Cover Issue 94 (March 2006)

Prizes & Awards

  • September 2013: Second prize, Art Quilt (Open) category, Canberra Quilters Exhibition Flying Colours: Eclectus Parrots
  • August 2011: First prize, Tiny Treasures Canberra Quilters Exhibition, Lorikeet Dreaming
  • June 2009: First prize, Art Quilt (Open) Sydney Quilt Show, Savannah and First prize New Traditions from Old Favourites, Dreamlines #3;
  • September 2009: Second Prize Art/Pictorial Category Australian Machine Quilters Association Show, Acacia Bloom
  • August 2009: Third prize, Tiny Treasures Canberra Quilters Exhibition, Rose Moderne
  • August 2008: 1st prize, Mixed Media Quilt (Open), Canberra Quilters' Exhibition, Acacia Bloom.
  • June 2006: 1st prize, New Interpretations of a Traditional Block (Amateur), Sydney Quilt Show, Making Waves.
Savannah ©Brenda Gael Smith  Dreamlines#3   Acacia Bloom - Detail   Rose Moderne © Brenda Gael Smith  

Training

  • Creative Skills Certificate - Patchwork & Quilting 7802-10, The City & Guilds of London Institute (July 2004).
  • Judging Skills Certificate awarded by Jeannie Spears, NQACJ (November 2007).

Judging Assignments

  • 2014 Sydney Quilt Show, The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc
  • 2014 QuiltWest, The West Australian Quilters Association Inc
  • 2013 Festival of Quilts, Auckland Quilt Guild
  • 2012 Pearl Challenge, 30th anniversary challenge of The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc
  • 2010 Quilters Showcase, Victorian Quilters Inc

Memberships & Associations