Last evening was the opening of the State of the Art Quilt 2010 at the Boonah Regional Art Gallery. After an introduction by Sue Dennis, the exhibition was opened by the flamboyant Janet de Boer OAM who among her many talents, is the editor of Textile Fibre Forum and a leading light in TAFTA (The Australia Forum for Textile Arts Ltd). Janet's opening speech reflected her journey to Boonah from Brisbane and that time as evening approaches when the mountains absorb last light.All the entries were quite different expressions of the quilt as art and the art as quilt.
I was privileged to have a quilt selected on SotAQ10- Dreams Debris - and its creation is so connected to our travels next week. All the hand embellishment is based on Judith Baker Montano's book "Elegant Stitches" . As each of the three pieces was created, I incorporated another stitch or technique from Judith's book. I'm happy to call it a modern day "sampler". The exhibition continues for another month before heading north to the Childers Gallery. Today is the 2QAQ meeting at Greenslopes - my last before Lorraine and I head across the pond - can't wait to catch up with everyone.