Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Linda Robertus, Quilts
Balance 1 and 2 (2010), 28 x 28 cm / 11 x 11 inch
My name is Linda Robertus. I am Dutch, but I have been living in Brisbane, Australia with my family since March 2007.
I started quilting in 2006, when I was expecting our third son. After a year of making quilts for my children I slowly moved into the 'art quilt scene'. An online screen printing class in 2009 (with Lyric Kinard at Quilt University) has heavily influenced my work, as has the fact that my oldest son joined a gymnastics club around the same time. My series of gymnastics quilts is still not finished!
MAGnificence (2009), 85 x 76 cm /33 x 30 inch
Recently I have started using cyclists in my quilts. I am currently working on a second cycling quilt.
Speed (2010), 21 x 30 cm/ 8 x 12 inch
I like to try other techniques and materials from time to time, such as lutradur:
Grrr Argh (2010), 21 x 30 cm/ 8 x 12 inch
Ernst (2010), 25 x 33 cm / 10 x 13 inch
Making a quilt based on a photo (photography is another passion, and I keep a daily photo blog):
Monstera deliciosa (2010) , 50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20 inch
I love optical illusions:
Op Art Quilt (2010), 50 x 50 cm / 20 x 20 inch
In 2008 I founded Art Quilts Around the World; an international group where each member makes a quilt to a designated theme four times a year. I made this quilt for the Mandala challenge in 2009:
MAGnificent Mandala (2009), diameter 30 cm / 12 inch
I am also a member of SAQA, QuiltArt and the Australian and New Zealand Art Quilters. With the last group I made a series of journal quilts in 2009. For one of them I used a X-ray of a tuberculosis patient. I am a public health physician currently working as a data manager/researcher and doing a PhD on tuberculosis control in the indigenous population in Queensland. I am passionate about this subject and hope to further explore it in my artwork some day.
Journal Quilt April 2009, 30 x 21 cm (12 x 8 inch)
I have a quilt blog, a photo blog and a store on the Australian MadeIt website where I sell small handmade items. I also design and sell fabric on Spoonflower.
Best wishes from Brisbane,