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A Knitty Life - then

2008 - 2014 - Four fabulous books published - see BOOKS

2009 Mittagong NSW - Sturt Winter School - the first of ten lovely years teaching workshops

2010 Sydney - Powerhouse Museum exhibition 

2011 London - Spring Knit and Stitch show at the Olympia guest artist

2012 Nantes, France - Pour l'Amour du Fil exhibition - guest artist

2013 Australian Tour - Craft and Quilt Fairs - Guest Artist

2013-15 Australian Tour - Portraits of a Tea Cosy Travelling Regional Gallery Exhibition - see website menu


And lovely, lovely years of workshops, around Australia and at home in the hills of Noosa.

Proper Work 2009 & Before

Loani snuck into large organisations and spring-cleaned and restructured electronic filing systems - a modern filing fairy. Before that she like to administrate for artistic and charitable organisations.  And in another life entirely, she mucked about on the viola and taught little kids how to whip out a tune on their own instruments.


Loani is the happy mother of one grown up son, Benjamin Bunny and daughter-in-law, Giada. She is ridiculously smitten with one deliciously happy Pound Puppy, Charlie, and two slothful Burmese cats, Purl and Bruce. And thanks her lucky stars for her real beaut bloke, Julian.

Oh and.. Loani sometimes talks about herself in the third person.  She can't help herself.


Fabric Follies - NOW

Loani is now translating all that tea cosy colour and joy into fabric follies; wearable art and quirky quilts. She is making her unique mark in the land of stitching and is ready to share it with you.

2016 She ate her words about quilts and quilting. And finished her first fabric blankie.

2017 Discovered a bunch of fellow quilters to play with in the Wallace House Quilters.

2018 Became a compulsive fabric collector (insert rolling eyes emoji here).

2019 Curated A Life in Patches exhibition at the Noosa Art Gallery.

2019 Began testing the Fantastical Fabric Follies workshop out on her patchwork friends. Those lovely jubelies! She is so so thankful for their trust and guidance.

2020 Began teaching Fantastical Fabric Follies - a Collage Design workshop.

2021 Learned not to give all her stuff away. She might need one or two for show and tell.

2022 Australasian Quilt Convention - Tutor, Speaker and exhibitor.

2022 Queensland Quilters Exhibition - Judges Choice (Catherine Butterworth) Award 

And .. Viewers Choice Award

2023 Grampians Texture, Fantastical Follies Workshop - Halls Gap, Victoria 

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