This beautiful quilt was made by WAQA (and Contemporary Quilt Group) member Liz Humphreys and presented to the director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, at a dinner in Canberra on 10 November 2015, the eve of Remembrance Day. It is now hanging in the Australian War Museum collection.
The quilt was made to commemorate the expeditions earlier this year by the Walking Wounded and some members of the families of the fallen. The Walking Wounded is a group that aims to ‘support and inspire Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan and the families of the 41 soldiers who lost their lives while
serving our nation’. Their journeys have been an amazing way to commemorate the centenary of the ANZACs and to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder among our young veterans. You can read more about this quilt in the December edition of the Quilters’ Quarterly. Liz is now off to Canberra to see it in it’s new home.
Well done Liz…it’s an amazing quilt!