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In the wake

  • Owner:
    Private Collection
  • Location:
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Maker:
    Alison Muir
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 96 cm
    Width: 90 cm


One interpretation of leaving and going to another land is the ability to reflect on where you are going to and from where you came. This quilt, part of my reflection series, shows the wake of a boat, and gives the reflection of hope for the future with past issues resolved or distinguished.
The wake in its other form celebrates a Life passing. My paternal grandfather emigrated from Birmingham England to Adelaide, Australia in 1910.
Selected to 'Quilted Journeys, stories of Immigration' exhibition at Immigration Museum, Melbourne 2001,
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco 2003

‘Quilted Journeys, stories of Immigration’ catalogue published by Australian Quilts in Public Places, 2001
A gift for family 2004


Materials: Commercial silks polyester and voile
Techniques: Fused appliqué and machine quilting


Andy Payne, Photographix

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