We have been busy preparing for exhibitions and will start regular posts again now.

City of Perth Library April 18- May 17, Balbuck’s Country quilt set (15 small quilts on early white settlement in Perth and Fanny Balbuck 1840-1907, a Noongar woman). This exhibit is part of the National Trust Heritage festival and is a very exciting venture for us.

QuiltWest, Perth Convention Centre, May 24 – 27. We have entered a selection of quilts from ‘Balbuk’s Country’ set into the small quilt category at QuiltWest.

Mundaring Arts Centre, May 6 – June 18. Triptych quilts  on Primary Production are the feature of this exhibition. Their subjects are varied – wheat, sheep, canola, forestry, fish farming, vineyards and orchards. This exhibition will see the realisation of our initial aim to exhibit in an art gallery. The photo is of one of the three quilts in Roberta Chantler’s work.



We are selling cards with quilt photos on the front, creator’s name and quilt title on the back, and blank inside. Each comes with an envelope and is protected by a plastic sleeve. We will take the ones that we have left to the November CQG meeting. If you would like some, ask Hilary Arber or Pat Forster at the meeting.

set of 7 note-cards $21 (L to R, top row, by Stella king, Denise Mallon, Roberta Chantler, Pat Forster; bottom row, by Stephanie Knudsen, Hilary Arber, Liz Humphries)

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landscape cards, $4 each or $24 for your combination of 7 (L to R, top row by Stephanie Knudsen, Hilary Arber; 2nd row by Denise Mallon, Hilary Arber; 3rd row by Roberta Chantler, Liz Humphries)

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Great news!

Our big news is that have been allocated Gallery 1 at Mundaring Arts Centre for an exhibition from May 5 to June 18, 2017. Hence, we have been beavering away and rumour has it that four (maybe more) of us have finished our Primary Production triptychs for the exhibition–we meet in a fortnight when we will unveil the pieces to each other, always an exciting time. Here is foot from another of Pat’s pieces – an opportunity for you to guess the animal–and yes, they are farmed in WA!





Quilt events are brewing

This blog has been a bit quiet because lots of things are brewing but nothing finalised. We have applied to exhibit at a gallery and are still waiting to hear, and have applied to have our Series I collection travel, and are still waiting to hear.

Otherwise we are all working on our Series II works which are in the theme of ‘WA Primary Production’ or some such title. We have also been asked to make a set for public display next year on a historical theme so are settling on what each of us will portray.

Photos are apparently important on a blog, so here is a sneek preview of a small section of a primary production work–can you guess what is portrayed?


QuiltWest next week, and we are in it!

28 WA Inspired quilts are ready to hang. We are very excited, and also grateful to Jenni Anning the exhibition convenor who has so enthusiastically supported our exhibition endeavours. See you there! Do come and talk to us and have a guided tour of our quilts or come to a floor talk any day at 12.30pm. Below is a sample of what you will see.

Samphire and Salt by Roberta Chantler: From the air it is easy to see salt followed by samphire encroaching upon pasture. As salinity has been increasing for decades, why has not more been done to save arable land?

Techniques: Deconstructed screen-printed and commercial fabrics, hand and machine embroidery.


Exciting Times

We exhibited at the National Trust CY O’Connor lecture last week and had a ball-quilt sales, quilt commissions and a photo with Kerry Sanderson, the Governor of WA. Next ‘show’ is at No. 1 Pump House, Mundaring, on May 1, with our ‘Scheme’ (Goldfields pipe line) quilts, again for the National Trust. We have scored a nice mention in the Trust’s Heritage Festival Program as well, for our exhibition at Quiltwest May 18-22. Come and say hello to us there! http://www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au/wa/perth/quiltwest/?date=20160518&startTime=9am