You can imagine how excited Australian quilters were when we discovered that a small collection of these quilts would be on display here in 2013.
Last Saturday, I travelled to Brisbane to the Queensland Art Gallery with a friend to see the Quilts 1700-1945 exhibition. Oh my.
The exhibition didn't have a huge number of quilts and I had seen photos of most of them, but it was so informative being able to get close to them. So much detail that isn't clear in photos was wonderfully 'alive'. It was so rewarding to see them in real life.
These are my photos of the banners outside the gallery. Wonderful.
The exhibition closes on 22 September. If you can't get there, treat yourself to the accompanying book (currently out of print, but being reprinted) and watch the videos that complement some of the quilts in the exhibition. I feel so enriched for having seen these amazing textiles that are full of history.