Tuesday 11 March 2008

$500 acquisitive art quilt award for Braidwood Quilt Event

Many members of Canberra Quilters will be aware of the Braidwood Quilt Event, with its famous "Airing of the Quilts", which is held in November each year. This year (2008) it will be held on November 22-23, and the local FyreGallery will be offering a $500 Acquisitive Award for a quilt that focuses on Women.

In the two weeks within which Quilt Event 2008 will be held, FyreGallery will hold an exhibition at No 84 Wallace Street, Braidwood (November 14-29) of wood-block prints, etchings, lithographs and dry point with the focus on women.

Artists include Thea Proctor, Adelaide Perry, Vera Blackburn, Lisette Kohlhagen, Napier Waller, Christian Waller, Eileen Mayo, Eveline Syme, Frank Weitzel, Jesse Trail, Ethel Spowers, Ethleen Palmer and any others who created masterpieces of printmaking from the 1800s to the late 1900s in Australia.

FyreGallery will offer a $500 acquisition prize for an art quilt that celebrates Women inspired by one of the artists listed above. Suitable quilts of any size submitted to the Braidwood Quilt Event in 2008 are eligible to nominate for the prize.

For details and entry forms please contact Jill McLeod in Braidwood on (02) 4842 2626 or email her on dunvegan@activ8.net.au.

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