Sunday, 4 October 2015

WAQA 'Quilted' Exhibition

I visited the Ellenbrook Art Gallery in early September to see the WA Quilter's Association exhibition 'Quilted'. What a wonderful selection of quilts! Here are just a few.

Colour My World by Denise Mallon

Homage to an Unknown Quiltmaker by Rebecca Chandler

Detail of 'Homage to an Unknown Maker'

Wagga by Helen Pearlman

Detail of 'Wagga' - a tied quilt

Memories by Julie McAllister

Detail of appliqued central medallion in 'Memories'

Gwen by Elizabeth Humphreys

Detail of 'Gwen' - Amazing applique and quilting

More gorgeous applique

A wonderful display of miniature quilts

Close-up of one of the sweet miniatures

Close-up of a miniature feathered star - stunning!

This dolls house had mini miniature quilts inside!!

In the bedroom ...

... and the lounge room

12 Shades of Blue by Pat Forster

Detail of 12 Shades of Blue

Crazy Quilt by Hexagon/Crazy Club members

Detail of Crazy Quilt

More detail of Crazy Quilt

Durham Strippy by Phillipa Thomas

Detail of Durham Strippy - beautiful quilting

Our Logo by Di Mansfield

Detail of Our Logo

After all that inspiration I have now added to my list of things to try:
  • Hexagons
  • Crazy quilts
  • Modern quilts
  • Miniature quilts
  • Medallion quilts
  • Waggas - for those of you who don't know, these are a type of quilt made in Australia in our early years
We have some amazing quilters in WA. I hope you found their quilts inspirational as well.



Lisa V said...

Looks like it was a lovely display.

Bev C said...

Hello Tracy,

I love the dolls house on display. A great deal to see at the display, didn't know Ellenbrook had a gallery.

Happy days.

Lin said...

Thank you Tracy - what a brilliant exhibition! A good to see some crazy quilting. I love those miniatures and the WAQA banner is superb! xx