Robyn J. Designs

About

Robyn J. Cuthbertson is an award winning textile artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Robyn’s work explores the versatility of thread as a medium for creating works of art. Her pieces use only thread, on a background fabric, to create bold designs full of colour and life. She uses her sewing machine as others use a paint brush, bringing designs to life from thread.


Craft has always played a large part in Robyn’s life, however it was not until ongoing health problems forced her to give up her Engineering career at 30 that her love affair with quilting began. None of her previous crafts had proved as addictive as free motion quilting. A year after her first wobbly stitches, Robyn bought a longarm quilting machine and has never looked back, she can hardly believe there was a time in her life when she did not quilt.


Robyn’s unconventional whole cloth quilts have won awards both within Australia and internationally. Her latest work focuses on smaller textile artworks characterised by bold lines and detailed, intricated stitching. She loves using strong colours and modern quilting patterns to create contemporary designs

strongly influenced by geometric cubism.

CV

2019

1st Innovative Quilts Victorian Quilters Showcase Amongst the Reeds

2nd Miniature Quilts Fantasy Blooms

2018

1st Wall Quilts Moveable Machine Quilted AQS (Daytona Beach) Flight of Fancy

1st Wall Quilts Moveable Machine Quilted AQS (Virginia Beach) Toffee Apple

2nd Wall Quilts First Time at AQS (Daytona Beach) Reflections in Blue

3rd Wall Quilts Moveable Machine Quilted AQS (Paducah) Toffee Apple

3rd Small Wall Quilts Moveable Machine Quilted AQS (Paducah) Toffee Apple

Longarm Machine Quilting Award Sydney Quilt Show Toffee Apple

Finalist Road to California Flight of Fancy, Reflections in Blue

Finalist AQS (Lancaster) Rose Noir

Finalist AQS (Grand Rapids) Toffee Apple

Finalist AQS (Virginia Beach) Flight of Fancy

2017

2nd Small Quilt (Professional) Victorian Quilters Showcase Toffee Apple

Longarm Machine Quilting Award Sydney Quilt Show Reflections in Blue

1st Other Techniques Sydney Quilt Show Reflections in Blue

Best of the Best Exhibition AQC Reflections in Blue

Finalist AQC Forraging

2016

2nd Runner Up Best of Show AMQF Reflections in Blue

2nd Wholecloth AMQF Reflections in Blue

2nd Small Quilt AMQF Blue Medley

Australian Uncovered Exhibition Rocky Mountain Museum Square Dance

Excellence in Longarm Machine Quilting Victorian Quilters Showcase Reflections in Blue

Best Amateur Quilt Award Victorian Quilters Showcase Blue Medley

1st Small Quilt (Amateur) Victorian Quilters Showcase Blue Medley

2nd Longarm Machine Quilting Victorian Quilters Showcase Reflections in Blue

Finalist American Quilters Society (Paducah) Blue Medley

HM Emerging Entrant Machine Quilting Exhibition (USA) Reflections in Blue

2015

1st First Time Entrant Victorian Quilters Showcase Square Dance

2nd Small Quilts (Amateur) Victorian Quilters Showcase Lepidoptera