Made by Marion

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Road

This quilt portrays some of the traffic which passes my door. I took photos from behind a bush and through a fence and then cut the items freehand straight from the wool blanket. The bits are stitched down with invisible stitching and there is some machine stitching too. The background is onion skin dyed (wrapped and crammed in a pot) with large wool stitches to denote the road. The relationship between this place and the rest of the world is intriguing - containers pass going to all parts of the world but I stay here. Some of the people in this quilt live in this area - the bus lady waves every day.

This quilt has been accepted for exhibition in Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW as part of an exhibition entitled The New Quilt and is still on exhibition where it has sold.