Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950

EXHI036910Opening on Friday 22 July at National Gallery of Victoria

For the opening weekend we are holding range of programs, including a symposium; Unstitching Quilts on Saturday 23 July. If anyone from the WA Quilters Association is planning on coming to Melbourne for the exhibition, they might like to book into the symposium also.


SAT 23 JUL, 10AM–3PM

Quilts are fabric cut, layered, pieced and stitched together to create objects that offer warmth, comfort and security. Through this process they can be imbued with meaning and history, reflecting the makers’ creativity, a family’s history or even offering commentary on social issues.

Inspired by the quilts on display in Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950, international and Australian experts, curators and contemporary practitioners explore the art, heritage and powerful storytelling capacity of quilts. Discover the layered stories behind quilts on display; learn about the historical and contemporary quilt collection of the International Quilt Study Center; and consider how traditional practices and contemporary innovation inform today’s makers.

EXHI036908Speakers  Leslie C. Levy, J.D., Ardis & Robert James Executive Director, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Quilt House, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Dr Annette Gero, exhibition co-curator, quilt historian & collector; Lucas Grogan, artist; Margaret Rolfe, quilter & author; Crystal McGann, quilter, Project 48; Linden Vine, quilter, Project 48; Leeyong Soo, DIY guru, freelance writer, ethical fashion stylist & designer; Cecilia Heffer, Senior Lecturer Textiles, Fashion & Textiles, University of Technology, Sydney; and, Katie Somerville, Senior Curator, Fashion & Textiles, NGV

Tickets $28M / $35A / $30C, includes exhibition entry



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1 Response to Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950

  1. Marie Connolly says:

    Can you tell me whether the NGV exhibition, Making the Australian Quilt 1800-1950, will be exhibited elsewhere? It is such a terrific exhibition it would be a shame if it didn’t get a wider viewing.

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