I make quilts that depict fractals (a mathematical concoction) or that are designed using random numbers; and quilts with text about traditional Aboriginal culture or that depict landscapes that hold Aboriginal significance. I am a member of WA Inspired Art Quilters who make small quilts to themes, for exhibition purposes – we are onto our fifth series of quilts and have had success with exhibiting and selling. The Mount Magnet Quilt Project is a new venture with three friends – we will be exhibiting at the Mount Magnet Rocks Astro Fest in 2019 with the Mount Magnet Aboriginal Artists Group. I find quilting is a fun and busy retirement activity, and that reconciliation with Aboriginal people through quilts is meaningful.
Colours of the Aboriginal Flag
Retail Price: $220
Dimensions: 140cm x 191cm (55x75in) (H x W)
Statement: Black (people), red (earth, ochre), yellow (sun), colours of the flag that Cathy Freeman carried triumphantly on her Sydney Olympic circuit. That action surely engendered new heart amongst Aboriginal Australians.
Exhibitions: Art Quilt Australia 2017, World Quilt Show 2018. Other quilts: Quilt National 2019, International Quilt Festival Chicago 2019 Colour Challenge and Travelling Exhibition, Quiltcon 2018
Photographer: Pat Forster