Roberta Chantler, Liz Humphreys, Meg Cowey and Pat Forster enjoyed showing the WA Inspired ‘Noongar Country, Wetland Glimpses’ quilt set at the Wetland Management Conference today (see the quilts under the Wetlands Tab). Lots of small groups there with agendas and I suppose you could say we were one of them. We learnt a lot about water weed, algae, endangered beetles ………. Nearly 200 registrants (to capacity) so plenty of people viewed the quilts, many having a close look. We enjoyed the admiration. Pat’s Wetland quilt-photo posters were on a stand outside – see patforsterblog.wordpress.com
Roberta setting up
Half the display, above the coffee bar – people could view the quilts while waiting their turn!
City of Perth have asked that we hang our Noongar Country, Wetland Glimpses quilts for an extra week in their library. So, if you haven’t visited yet, you have until November 15. You can have a peek preview in the slideshows below, but of course quilts look better in the real.
Detail and context
Booklet with artist statements and story Wetlands Quilt Set Booklet
Heritage Perth Weekend Talk, City of Perth Library 20/10/18
We are sooo pleased with the responses to our 16 small quilts in the City of Perth Library. The library is a great place exhibit. In addition to the quilts there is a larger than life slide show above the library counter, works by Noongar artists besides the entries to the lifts on each floor, and pamphlet and social media advertising all arranged by the library. Then there is our visitor book with comments that tell us it is all worth while, and our booklet that documents links between our quilts and Noongar culture. Please visit — the exhibit is up until November 8, and we are giving a talk on October 20, 2pm-3pm as part of Perth Heritage weekend–book (free) through the Perth Heritage website after October 7.
We are pleased that our 16 piece ‘Noongar Country, Wetland Glimpses’ quilt set has been accepted for the National Quilt Register
Liz Humphreys’ quilt ‘Balbuk’s Country, Looking Easr’ from our previous set is now also on the register.
We invite you to a talk about our new quilt set Nyoongar Country: Wetland Glimpses.
Thu Sep 27th 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
City of Perth Library auditorium, first floor, 573 Hay St, Perth
Free but register at:
Our other news is that the November issue of Down Under textiles will contain an article on the Noongar Country quilt set and has Hilary Arber’s quilt What’s for dinner? on the cover. Hilary’s quilt shows a Great Egret ready to pounce.
Noongar Country, Wetland Glimpses
Venue: City of Perth Library, Hay St, just inside the library-counter entrance
Dates: August 21 – November 8
Talks: Library auditorium
September 27 12noon-1pm, free, bookings open Aug 18, Library Events
October 20 2pm-3pm, free, book Heritage Perth website https://heritageperth.com.au/
At the preview for Noongar Elders
Albany welcomed us with fine weather for the opening of our ‘Whadjuk Noongar Country: Wetlands Glimpses’ exhibition. Stella King and Liz Humphreys traveled down first to hang the quilts. They complemented the quilt display with dried specimens of banksia and other plants and fresh native flowers, and made the slide show prepared by Meg Cowey play continuously. The exhibit fitted well with other NAIDOC week events. It remains in Albany till July 29, then will be in the City of Perth library, near the entrance, August 21-November 8.
This morning (March 14) we had another opportunity to display our Balbuk quilts–this time with Powerpoint slides, but never-the-less the quilts seemed to be appreciated by the Matilda Bay Rotary Group. Also the educational and reconciliation outcomes of the Balbuk project.
We are winding up now for the launch of our new quilt set on Wetlands with Noongar connections. Will advertise where you will be able to see them once the venues are finalised!
WA Inspired Art Quilters had fun ‘animating’ the Machines and Makers Exhibition at Wireless Hill Museum last Sunday (January 7). We organised machine and hand sewing demonstrations, and a sun dying workshop. Visitors were interested and we enjoyed talking with them. The sun dying was a real success!
Sewing inside the museum
Our group was given space to exhibit quilts at a special exhibition at the symposium, with five other groups. We were very lucky with the spot that we were allocated–in good light at the entry. We took eight quilts from the Salt and Strata series and put up posters with photos of other quilts in those series. Denise and Pat attended and enjoyed many conversations with people who viewed the quilts and who appreciated the strong colours in them. A challenge for us now is to produce eye-catching quilts for a new series–we are working on it!