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Garden of Hope

  • Owner:
    Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
  • Location:
    Lilydale VIC Australia
  • Maker:
    The Singed Sisters of Canberra
  • Pattern:
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 146
    Width: 146


When the first anniversary of Black Saturday approached in 2010, the Singed Sisters sent a message of support to the women who had attended the WinHort Yarra Ranges Pamper Day. They also sent this beautiful patchwork quilt that their group had designed and crafted, as a reminder that they were not forgotten and as a symbol of their solidarity with their Victorian sisters. The quilt was displayed at the second WinHort Pamper Day in April 2010 and later, at the Yarra Glen Community Practitioners Group offices until that office closed. It was then passed onto the safe-keeping of WinHort Yarra Ranges. The quilt was displayed at the 2015 Yarra Ranges Women on Farms Gathering, held at Healesville Victoria from 20 – 22nd March 2015. The sentiments expressed by the quilt fit with the theme of the 2015 Gathering, which is “Making Every Woman Count” and was reflected in the session theme of ‘Resilience – Shining through Adversity’.

[Yarra Ranges Regional Museum]


Large green quilt with repeated patches of square designs filled with linear panels of floral fabric of various colours. A flower design has been quilted over the patchwork in green thread.

A panel of signatures is stitched to the back. The Singed Sisters of Canberra (Tuesday Group) include Helen Gray, Liz Walter, Jayne Davies, Helen Rhandie, Lana Gourley, Margaret Nichols, Kate Nockals, Maurean Hannan, Judith Robertson, Mary Suddon, Maggie Taylor, Jaish McLeod and [illegible] Corkhill.

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum Register #10796

1460 x 1460 mm


Donated to Yarra Ranges Regional Museum by the Yarra Ranges Women on Farms Group in 2016.

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