Quilt - Prize winning 'Harmony Day'; 2007; R15685

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Quilt - Prize winning 'Harmony Day'

About this object

Rectangular patchwork quilt made up of 35 different coloured blocks of material, each measuring 29 x 29 which are sewn together by hand or machine stitched. Each block has an icon depicting a particular country, for example the block depicting Australia has the popular icon of the koala. The icons are crafted by using hand appliqué, machine appliqué or hand embroidered. Each block has been worked by a different craftsperson. There is a wide floral border measuring 120mm in depth surrounding all the joined individual squares. The back of the quilt is covered in the same floral material as the border. 10mm black binding surrounds border. Quilt is padded with cotton wadding. Each block has the maker's name. On the reverse side of the quilt is a rod pocket to enable it being hung measuring 80mm.

1. Armagh Orchard County by Marie Harper - Apples - appliqué

2. Japan - Maureen Galloway - Maroon hand embroidery

3. China - Dragon tangerine - Machine embroidery

4. New Zealand - Karen Smith - Hand appliqué

5. Netherlands - Robyn Pegg - Red tulip

6. Brisbane - Kay Burnett - Red poinsettia - machine embroidery

7. Philippines - Nieves Merlo - Palm Trees - machine embroidery

8. Mykonos - M. Elliott - Windmill - machine worked

9. Eire - Virginia Purdon - Ireland - handworked buttonhole

10. Africa - Niloffer O'Rose - Africa - appliqué

11. Fiji - Maureen Galloway - Tropical fish - handworked buttonhole

12. Japan - Robyn Pegg - Cherry blossom - hand machine work

13. Germany - Rosi Aziz - People - buttonhole stitch

14. England - Delores Malone - buttonhole stitch

15. Scotland - S. Reid - Purple thistles - buttonhole stitch

16. Indonesia - Lyn Lie-Williams - Idol - buttonhole stitch

17. Argentina - F. Bond - salsa dancers

18. Australia - Bev Steele - Map of Australia - Machine stitched (inscription) - We all call Australia home \ Harmony Quilt \ 2007

19. Ireland - Marie - Irish dancer - machine embroidery

20. Australia - Trish Haddon - Australian icons - hand embroidery

21. Australia - Eirie - Virginia Purdon - hand appliqué

22. India - Rosi Aziz - Dancer - handstitched buttonhole

23. Canada - Madeline Minnet - Flag & mounted police - appliqué

24. Australia - Robyn Pegg - machine appliqué - koala/book Inscription Redlands Koalas\Cleveland\Library 2007

25. Wales - Karen Smith - Red dragon - machine appliqué

26. New Zealand - Sybil Colvin - kiwi & silver fern - appliqué

27. Wales - Virginia Purdon - Daffodil - hand appliqué

28. Egypt - Belle Castles - sphinx - hand appliqué

29. Redlands - Madeline Minnet - lighthouse - hand appliqué

30. Philippines - Flo Birkett - Banong - printing & lace

31. Ano Maca - Marie Harper - Buildings - machine appliqué

32. Hawaii - Bernice Unthank - Frangipani - reverse appliqué

33. China - M. Elliot - Red lantern - machine blocks

34. Japan - Bev Steele - Kimonos - slipstitched on block

35. France - Minnet - Fleur-de-lis

Date Made

2007

Place Notes

Cleveland

Place Made

Queensland

Medium and Materials

Cotton, Metal, Silk, Ink, Glass

Inscription and Marks

Embroidered on back of object - HARMNONY DAY QUILT \ 2007 \ BEV STEELE \ MADELINE MINNET \ MARIE HARPER \ NIEVES MERLO \ ROBYN PEGG \ NILOFFER D'ROSE \ KAY BURNETT \ VIRGINIA PURDON \ FRANCIS BOND \ SYBIL COLVIN \ MELODIE ELLIOTT \ BERNICE UNTHANK \ TRISH HADDEN \ DELORES MALONE \ SHIRLEY REID \ MAUREEN GALLOWAY \ ROSIE AZIZ \ LING-LIE WILLIAMS \ FLO BIRKETT \ BELLE CASTLES \ QUILTED BY \ TONY & JENNINE FARRUGIA

Written in ink > AND KAREN SMITH

Measurements

2360 x 1770 mm

Credit Line

Donated by Isobel Castles

Object number

R15685

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