This fabulous exhibition, held at the Midland Junction Art Centre (MJAC),opened on Friday 9 September. Presented by the WA Quilters Association, the exhibition runs until 5 November, 2022 before touring to the following regional art galleries:

stitched and bound is a biennial exhibition, showcasing works that challenge the traditional concept of what makes a quilt. Forty-five quilts were juried in to this year’s exhibition. This year’s jury members were Leanne Bray, Janet Holmes a Court and Lisa Walton. All juried entries have been selected on their merits in combining traditional and innovative concepts of quilting.

In addition to the exhibition at MJAC, the curators have arranged a series of Artist in Residence programs with associated workshops. Details and booking information can be found at: https://www.midlandjunctionartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/stitched-and-bound.

We were lucky to see the last day of Phil Thomas’ residency, I do love her work. Phil is a WAQA member and is so generous in sharing her knowledge on how to achieve the results on display.

Artists in the upcoming residencies include:

  • 14 Sep – 17 Sep | Jan Rowe
  • 21 Sep – 1 Oct | Kerry Moore and Tiiu Stojanovic
  • 5 Oct – 15 Oct | Julie Devereux, Louise Wells and Anne Williams
    Textile artists Julie, Louise, and Anne, who gather inspiration from the natural world, metamorphose what they observe in their work, each in her own individual way. They have a long-term friendship and respect for each other’s practice and welcome the opportunity to develop new work while in the studio environment.
  • 19 Oct – 22 Oct | Susan Mader
  • 26 Oct – 5 Nov | Janine Judge

Congratulations to the curators and organisers, ably led by Susan Sheath and Marilyn Clark-Murphy, for such a stunning event, and for arranging a grant from Lotteries West to enable the regional tour to go ahead.

I do so hope you get a chance to see the exhibition!