08 October 2008

Gee's Bend quilts in Australia

If you are in Brisbane, you will be able to see an exhibition of quilts from Gee's Bend, USA this week at the Quilt Indulgence Festival. This is one of the few times these quilts have travelled outside the USA and the first time they have visited Australia, so it's a great opportunity to see some of these vibrant works.

Don't know about these quilts? You can click here to read about the Quilts of Gee's Bend and see photos of some of the quilts. There will be 40 of these quilts on display. In addition, there will be exhibitions of quilts from four international magazines - Quilt Mania (France), Patchwork Tsushin (Japan), New Zealand Quilter (New Zealand) and Down Under Quilts (Australia).

The Quilt Indulgence Festival is on 10-12 October (that's Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the RNA Showgrounds, Fortitude Valley. The entry fee is $10 for an adult. More information can be found here.

As for me, I will am waiting until the quilts come to Sydney at the end of October (31 October to 2 November). I have reserved a whole day to soak up the details of the quilts, so that maybe I will be motivated to finish off my Gee's Bend-inspired quilt, which is still waiting to be quilted!

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