Saturday, 16 April 2011
Art Quilt a la 1991
On another fairly drab weekend back in early 1991 I went on what would now be called "retreat" with about 6 other quilters to Griffith University's Nathan campus with Ruth Stoneley. No ordinary quilt weekend - we were to try unconventional, non-traditional just-do-it patchwork and quilting. Not a pink or green floral to be seen. The house was my first home as a married person, a 3 bedroom highset carved into a rather steep block of land with three levels of gardens and a rotary clothesline at the side. Each of the other participants shared a small piece of fabric with me from which the quilt hanging on the line was created.
The bee buttons were given to me by a friend and inspirational mentor who still works at Griffith University - they came from England (the buttons) and had travelled far to be part of my first art quilt. I'm about to make a cuppa and think about the journey since 1991 ......