Two announcements

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.



City of Perth Exhibit

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 

At the preview for Noongar Elders



Exhibition fever

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.

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Rotary breakfast talk

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!

Fun at Wireless Hill

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!

wireless hill4 Sun-dying outside

wireless hill 2 Sewing inside the museum


NZ Quilt Symposium

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!



stitched and bound success

Five of our WA Inspired group entered and had works accepted for the juried stitched and bound 2017 exhibition: Hilary Arber, Liz Humphrey, Roberta Chantler, Meg Cowey and Pat Forster. Hilary’s quilt ‘Beach Drift’ has been featured on the promotion for the exhibition including on the cover of the catalogue, with great effect.We enjoyed a delightful day yesterday giving short floor talks about our quilts, together with other exhibitors.

31ABeachDriftAFULL Beach Drift by Hilary Arber

Exhibition closed!

The quilts in our Mundaring exhibition are now down and packaged for buyers, or safely stored. The next outing for some of them is the NZ Symposium in Christchurch, NZ in October. WA Inspired will exhibit with four other groups at a very nice venue ‘The Piano’ during the symposium. This blog will go quiet now as we are having a rest till September.

Mundaring Arts Centre Exhibition

May 6 – June 18. Do come and visit. The quilts are great in the real! Catalogues are on this website under the Primary Production and Sand/Salt/Strata/Scheme tabs. Gallery hours are   TUE – FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM – 3PM. Floor talks are on: May 14, 11am; May 21, 11am; May 26, 11am; June 3, 1pm; June 10, 11am.

Our ‘Balbuk’s Country’ display in the City of Perth Library is also still on – finishes May 18. Some of us will be at the display half an hour before and after the library talks on Fanny Balbuk on May 11, and after the symposium on May 17. For details, search on Balbuk at