19/11/2021

Margaret’s rugs

The 3 quilts were made from samples of woollen material that were used at the time for making women’s coats. My aunt, Bessie Guildford, had a haberdashery shop in Surrey Hills, Victoria, and she had acquired the material samples. She offered them to me to make patchwork quilts. The samples were of all different sizes,

14/11/2021

Music memories

The front of the quilt uses band and concert tshirts. Most of the pieces were machine stitched after interfacing along the seamline. The reverse is jersey leftover from sewing projects along with some tshirt pieces. The batting is either cotton or cotton and wool. The quilt is hand tied with mercerised cotton. Queen bed size.

09/11/2021

Colours of the Earth

‘Colours of Australia’ is 130cm high and 125 cm wide and was made in 1992. There are three layers. The face layer is composed of machine stitched large and small woolen fabric pieces with darker reds, blues, greens, and purples mostly graded to each corner and paler pieces to the centre. There are ochre, pale

22/05/2021

The Westbury Quilt

“The quilt is a patchwork of red cotton fabric. Each piece is decorated with embroidery in thick white cotton thread and with cotton appliqué. The edge of the quilt is decorated with a red cotton unlined border strip decorated with cutwork daisies, producing a scalloped edge. The images and inscriptions carried on each of the

30/01/2021

A Rollicking Good Laugh

Techniques: Machine ‘quilt as you go’, rough edge machine appliqué, hand finished. (2006)

28/01/2021

Colours of the Day – Evening

Technique: Hand appliqué and threads add to the surface texture. Hand pressed leaf printing and painting and screen printing on borders from leaves collected locally. Materials: Satin, silk, cotton, blends, velvet, corduroy.

28/01/2021

Colours of the Day – Noon

Technique: Hand appliqué and threads add to the surface texture. Hand pressed leaf printing and painting and screen printing on borders from leaves collected locally. Materials: Satin, silk, cotton, blends, velvet, corduroy.

28/01/2021

Line On Line

Technique: Cutting blocks from samples then assembled by strip piecing. These were laid over wadding and a backing of calico. Top left panel of strips were laid and assembled in the ‘quilt-as-you-go’ method and then machine appliquéd around the edge. Hand quilted with crochet thread and hand finished. Materials: Wool and upholstery samples of various

28/01/2021

The Pokies’

Technique: Raw edge pieces, with minimum cutting of the material. Rough blanket stitched hand appliqué with hanging threads onto a thin wadding and a cotton/poly backing. Materials: 100% wool, crochet thread. 1200 x 910mm

27/01/2021

Games Series: Checkmate II

Technique: Raw edge pieces, with minimum cutting of the material. Rough blanket stitched hand appliqué with hanging threads overstitched. Materials: 100% wool, cotton, crochet thread. 810 x 1190mm

27/01/2021

Land of Patchwork II

Technique: Hand pieced and hand appliquéd, with lines dissecting the view as if looking at a map. Machine and hand finished. Materials: : Using found materials: Wool and wool blends, Hessian. Except crochet thread and calico.

27/01/2021

Land of Patchwork I

Technique: Hand pieced and hand appliquéd, with lines dissecting the view as if looking at a map. Machine and hand finished. Materials: Wool and wool blends, Hessian, crochet thread and calico. 1100 x 1860 mm

16/12/2020

Cotton Box Quilt

Patchwork quilt made from diamond patches in the ‘Cotton Box’ pattern, in a wide variety of cotton fabrics including plains, checks, stripes and florals. The patches have blotting paper templates. The quilt is edged with diamond shapes in a red floral cotton. The backing is of the same red floral pattern, featuring yellow, turquoise and

02/12/2020

PM Please Quilt

PM Please Quilt (2015) 210cm x 165cm. Appliqué quilt made using suit swatches and recycled ties, bamboo wadding, hand embroidered using cotton embroidery thread.

20/11/2020

Medallion Quilt Top

Quilt top, all cotton. Center frame is 600mm square of calico on to which is appliquéd red material in an elaborate cut out design. Radiating rows of mainly red and blue triangles. Other materials include, white with abstract plants scattered across it, pink with pin print white dots, white and maroon herringbone with small white

18/08/2020

Hexagon Quilt

Patchwork quilt of hexagons in pattern known as ‘Grandmother’s flower garden’. All cotton. Rosettes are set in a white ‘path’ with the centre and first ring in solid colours and the second ring prints. There is a yellow border and an outer border in pink. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. The padding is

08/07/2020

Australian Coat of Arms Quilt

Medallion quilt pieced from square, rectangular and triangular pieces from plain and patterned cottons. Central motif is appliqued in red cotton on white background with kangaroo and emu on either side of a shield. Four stars are randomly placed on the white background. There is no padding. The backing is pieced together from different types

30/04/2020

Changi Prison Girl Guides

Quilt constructed of blocks of hexagons with 72 ‘flower’ rosettes made from plain and printed cotton scraps. The centre of each rosette has the name of one of the Girl Guides embroidered on it. The one in the centre of the quilt has the Trefoil insignia outlined in satin stitch. The background is white hexagons.

30/03/2020

Grandma’s Baby Quilt

Made of wool. No batting that I can tell.

24/10/2019

By Wagga Design

10/10/2019

The Signature Quilt

342 signed calico rectangles with 342 patterned rectangles to match signatories, machine pieced with black cotton margins, wadding and calico backing. For further information about the signatories and making of the Quilt please visit https://pioneerwomen.com.au/quilt

14/07/2019

The Friendship Quilt’

“Crazy patchwork, principally pieced from cotton, silk, velvet, damask, brocade and felt with a printed cotton back. The edges of the pieces have been embroidered with a range of stitches including herringbone, feather and blanket stitches. The quilt is edged with red cotton with a machine made lace flounce all around. The backing is a

24/11/2018

Land of Patchwork I

Technique: Hand pieced and hand appliquéd, with lines dissecting the view as if looking at a map. Machine and hand finished. Materials: : Wool and wool blends, Hessian, crochet thread and calico.

24/11/2018

Heatwave

Technique: Rough edge hand appliqué and quilted and finished. Screen printing. Materials: Cotton, blends, voile silk, satin, taffeta and linen.