from 1980-1994



Sonya Else (Textile artist, Quilter and Pattern Designer) My sewing journey began when I was 10 years old making Barbie doll clothes then taking my hand to some cross stitch embroidery, this was followed by my teenage years where I taught myself all of the intricacies of dress-making. After working in the retail area for a number of years I decided to refine my textile skills. I began using traditional methods making quilts, and then found my true passion after participating in a free motion quilting and art quilt workshop. These days you will find me either exploring the world of textile art, designing patterns for others to try, or free motion quilting on my Sweet Sixteen sewing machine for the patchwork community. I am in my element when I have something to create, and enjoy the challenge of improving my skills by having many projects in progress at one time. I love the creative process, from finding inspiration through nature, to exploring different fibres to create texture and bring my work to life with 3D effects, and love to play with colour by dyeing natural fabrics and fibres. I am stimulated by the world we live in and aim to spread joy through creating and sharing my artwork with the community.






March 2020

Linda Steele is a Textile Artist, Accredited Judge, Appraiser and Teacher living in Victoria, Australia. Linda has been fortunate enough to win awards with her designs in Australia and America including Best of Show in the Victorian Quilters Showcase twice and Best of Australia in the World Quilt Show. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, France, China and the UK.



Be Persuaded—Jane Austen

Oct 5th /Nov 11th 2019

Jane Austen



An Evening with Jane 17th October

A special community event to complement the Kyabram Town Hall’s

“Be Persuaded – A Jane Austen Experience” 

A historical garment and paraphernalia exhibition. Take a break from the pressures of rural life. Come and enjoy something different: When:  6 pm, Thursday 17 October. Where:  Kyabram Town Hall for an English supper, talk on rural health and well-being and entry to BE PERSUADED exhibition, followed by the free film  Sense & Sensibility at the Kyabram Plaza Theatre. You can dress up in the style of the era. Cost: Tickets are all inclusive: $20 single;  $30 couple;  $40 family (2 adults, 2 school-aged children – each extra school-aged child $5). RSVP:  5852 1546    0490 371 641: Online: Ticket website: TICKETS AVAILABLE at Kyabram Town Hall by Tuesday 15 October.  



CWA Country Womens Associationcreative Arts State Exhibition July 2019 Women of Empire—The Homecoming  March/April  2019 Shepparton Artisans League FEB  2019 Santa’s Cave Dec 2018 Gloria Loughman Quilts November 2018 Linden Lancaster Art Quilts October 2018 Trilogy –Art by Rob Burns Marilyn Daneili & Cam Thompson July/August 2018 A Matter of Time—quilts Aug/Sept 2016 U3A University of Third Age Art Show  May 2018 Women Of Empire—March/April 2018 Santa’s Cave  Dec 16th—23rd Dec. 2017 Quilt Exhibition by Pam & Peter 2017 Christmas In July   2017                            

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