Monday, April 17, 2017

The last few.....

The last few quilts from pictures I had taken at Dr Annette Gero's exhibition War Quilts at Ipswich Art Gallery.....  the quilts travel around and I think there are others so keep a look out if they come to your area.  She has two wonderful books, one on War Quilts and one on Australian quilts... full of history.

There is an exhibition on at AQC in Melbourne next week including talks by Annette - wouldn't that be interesting.

There is such a lot of pieces in this quilt to be hand sewn...


I was interested in the use of braid to highlight the joined seams (or cover them?)



a little peep at the back so you can see how they join the pieces of wool fabric.


another one with Indian influence of beads and cord...





love a star quilt......



Some information about the exhibition....


This quilt was in a case.... the only one found so far with a label...




More increadible piecing....



this edging just amazed me...... look at all those pieces put together....


minute little pieces....



gosh, gosh, gosh.....




I can't have taken a picture of this one... but it was clearly a kangaroo.... but the story is still worth sharing.....  I can just imagine a home sick soldier in a strange land...


This was a very interesting Wagga..... using the whole pieces of clothing... I have always seen them cut up....




Its very thick - more like a doona.... so it would have been very warm..... mend an make do at it's best...

Righto, back to regular blogging soon... I hope you have enjoyed seeing these as much as I did... and hope you can get to see them in real life sometime...



10 comments:

  1. Oh! My! Flabbergasted mind! It's soooo mind blowing. I thought the second quilt was so awesome and tedious work than come that quilt with the crazy border like ... !!! I'm speechless! Just look at that border and think - there was no die cutters back then!!! Sorry, my eyes just popped out of their sockets again. Unbelievable and yet, I saw the pictures! Thank you so much, Fiona, for sharing these. (My quilts look so boring now, but nevertheless, I am happy I saw these.) It was completely awesome. ;^)

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  2. Oh my stinking gosh, that is soooooooooooooooooooooo amazing...I don't even know if I would have the perserverance to do some thing like that. Forgive my spelling and thanks for showing such detail.

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  3. Good morning Fiona,wow what a awesome display these quilts are just amazing,like you i am fascinated by the work that has gone into these amazing quilts,loving the history behind them,thankyou for sharing my lovely friend xx

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  4. not being familiar with waggas and doonas, that was interesting. It's amazing how long those quilts have lasted with the hand stitching

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  5. Amazing....cannot wait to see them x

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  6. Just amazing what was. Created and how I t has lasted ❤️❤️❤️

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  7. These are so interesting and some very detailed, much work...and others look like crazy quilts...so sad that no one knows who made them....we should always add a label and date.
    Mama Bear

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  8. Very cool, Fiona! I notice many of the quilts seem to have a lot of red fabrics. Did the exhibit say why that is? Perhaps many of the wool uniforms were red? And unlike red cottons, they have kept their vibrant, true color.

    I was also amazed at the piece with the tiny, stacked pieces of fabric! Was is a felt material? It looks fairly thick. Such a neat three dimensional pattern it makes.

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  9. These are just stunning Fiona, so many tiny pieces in some of them.

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  10. They are amazing. I will look for them in Melbourne.

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