• Owner:
    Yvonne Line
  • Location:
    Campbelltown NSW Australia
  • Maker:
    Yvonne Line
  • Pattern:
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 180
    Width: 140


This quilt was part of the Quilt Australia ’88 and The schools’ Banner Project.

" ‘The Quilt Australia Exhibition was organised by members of the Quilters’ Guild (now known as Quilt NSW) to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary. Three programmes were developed; a national exhibition of contemporary and historic quilts, a schools’ banner project for the children in schools in New South Wales, and a travelling exhibition of small quilts touring the states.’ (p11) The Guild invited all Australian quilt makers to submit quilts with an Australian theme.

"The logo for the Quilters’ Guild Australia ’88 activities .. was chosen for its idiosyncratic interpretation of the Australian Coat of arms. It formed the central block from a quilt owned by Margaret Swan who lived at Elizabeth Farm early this century (Gero, 1987). The quilt was made before the coat of arms was officially proclaimed.’ (p15) Australia’s isolation has freed many from the constraints of tradition and encouraged experimentation. .. With confidence, quilt makers can develop their own distinctive style and pass beyond an initial preoccupation with the number of stitches to the inch, to the visual impact of the work.’ (p15)

[From the Introduction by Dianne Finnegan, President, The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. (1988) from the book/catalogue of the exhibition, ‘Quilt Australia ‘88’]


Technique: Machine appliqué, hand quilted and finished.
Materials: Corduroy, satin, silk, homespun.

1800 x 1400 mm


Yvonne Line Textiles - A Complete Retrospective. 2017
Published by Port Melbourne Photography
Photo by John Lamb

Quilt Australia ’88 acknowledgement of financial and other support: Australian Bicentennial Authority, Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council, Numerous professionals and community members who provided free advice, services and their time.

Image of ‘Caves’ by Yvonne Line Plate No. 73, page 94, Quilt Australia ’88.’

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