OwnerNational Wool Museum
Location Geelong, Victoria , Australia
MakerAnnette Claxton
Origin international
Pattern Appliqué
Date1990-1999
Dimensions (H x W in cm)760 x 1180

History

Donated to the NWM by the artist as it was exhibited in the 'invited artists' section of the Expressions 2002:Wool Quilt Prize.
Earliest Date: 1991

Artist Statement: (Included as a text panel with the quilt when displayed in Expressions 2002: The Wool Quilt Prize)

"Quilts are my passion"

Annette has sewn since childhood, taking pleasure in the use of needle and thread and the
handling of fabrics. For over twenty years, Annette has been making and exhibiting her quilts,
attracting awards in international and local UK exhibitions. She has also been invited to judge
major national UK quilt awards as well as shows in the USA.

Annette has also taught the art of quilt making over the last twenty three years, inspiring
many students to develop their confidence in original design work and an open attitude towards
the craft. She has written ten books about the subject and regularly contributes articles to
quilting publications.

She is inspired by architecture and art and is not afraid to indulge her passion for colour.
Whilst admiring the traditional craft of quilt making, her particular interest is in
contemporary quilts, especially those that push the boundaries of what quilt making can be. Her
deceptively simple designs are meticulously prepared and made by hand and sewing machine.

Description

Felted quilt with colourful abstract shapes and designs on surface. A black felted border frames the central design area which has a white background. Tulle has been appliqued over the surface. On the lower edge, colourful felted pieces are attached in the shape of triangles, half moon and balls

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