About Jan T (Urquhart) Baillie

WHAT'S ON THE SITE?You can find my art, my quilts and bits and pieces of my life. I am eager to have you visit and stay awhile.Why Utopia? The dictionary definition is: uto·pia, n., Utopia, imaginary and ideal country in Utopia(1516) by Sir Thomas More, from Greek ou not, no + topos place an...

Quilts by Jan T

More than thirty years making quiltsFrom quilts to art quilts to ... 1 Many quilts by Jan T Although I have participated in many, many group exhibitions and mounted three solo shows, lots of my quilts were not made to be exhibited — quilts for family and friends, commissioned quilts, and others made by me,...

off centre log cabin block design

Exhibition: Old Favourite Patchwork & Collections

Used to interpret favourite collections in the quilt exhibition: Collections: Old Favourites     Old Favourite Patchwork Block The Log Cabin block has been an old favourite patchwork design for quilters for several generations, and can be straight, irregular, skewed or triangular. I have used different variations of this block in these pieces, to suit...

Exhibitions: Crossings

Exhibition quilts: Crossings is an exhibition of quilts and photographs about Cape York Peninsula, at Australia's northernmost tip. The quilts are my interpretation of this amazing place, using Paul's great photographs  for inspiration. Made from cotton fabrics, some hand painted, some commercial. The quilts are heavily quilted or have free machine embroidery embellishment. My...

Tail feathers embroidery

Started on the tail feathers Using zig-zag stitch, and with the piece turned at the direction I want the strokes to go, I have been adding stitching to the tail feathers on the two birds....

My latest quilt

I’m working on the rosella quilt again, after a lengthy detour into car quilts and beginner’s quilts for patchwork school courses, among other things. I’ve completed the design and the free machine embroidery, and the layout is now decided upon....

Solo Exhibitions

Quilts as works of art?

I asked the question in my last post, what is an art quilt? Is a quilt ‘art’ because it is outside the traditional patchwork style of quilt? Is it art simply because it has been hung on a wall instead of used as a bed covering? These days many people hang quilts on the...

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