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My Tropical Garden

  • Owner:
    Anna Brown
  • Location:
    Bungwahl NSW Australia
  • Maker:
    Anna Brown
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 148
    Width: 148


Made for the inaugural exhibition of the 'New Quilt', at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly NSW in 1991. This was a collaboration of The Quilters' Guild of NSW and the Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

Publications: The New Quilt - catalogue, published by The Quilters' Guild of NSW.

The Quilters' Kaleidoscope by Dianne Finnegan, published by Simon & Schuster in Australia, 1992


Fabrics: Cotton and cotton blends, rayon. Central flower is Thai silk. Sourced from quilt shops, dress fabrics and fabric samples. The backing is black and white cotton gingham. Cotton batting.

Colours: Black, white, grey, orange, pink, turquoise. Stripes, dots, patterns, florals.

Reverse applique, machine pieced and hand quilted. The quilt is signed and dated on the back, using applique and embroidery.

Catalogue entry: I love Medallion quilts and my reverse applique Hibiscus needed to be framed. Border after border were added using triangles and strips of fabric. I used a lot of dressmakers samples with my favourite striped fabric. Even though the shapes are simple I like the busy look of the quilt.

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