The 2017 ‘QUILTING AS AN ARTFORM’ exhibition was very successful. The aim was to target the wider community rather than traditional quilters, to showcase quilts as an art form. It was scheduled to coincide with International Quilting Day and WAQA’s Shop Hop. The venue was Central Park Tower in Perth and it was exceptional!
Many WAQA members with quilts which fit the categories of Australiana, Statement,
Portrait or WOW were asked to display their quilts. Five Ruby Challenge quilts and twelve
Door Challenge quilts were put up in the front entrance. We had a total of 106 quilts.
Setup day went very quickly with so many helping hands (we were set up in less than 4
hours!). The event was on for 10 days and attracted at least 3,000 people. Each day we had 3 members selling tickets for the Quiltwest raffle quilt and white glove duty plus an ‘Artist in Residence’ from 11am-2pm (and often longer) on the Sweet 16. The demonstrating on our Community Quilt Group’s Sweet 16 was an added feature which attracted a lot of attention.
Here is the team of volunteers who set up the exhibition. They did a fantastic job!