28 Aug 2021 - 31 Oct 2021


This exhibition highlights Australia’s rich quilting heritage and the technical skill and dedication of its quilt-makers.

Presenting over twenty patchwork quilts that demonstrate a range of diverse approaches to quilting, the exhibition showcases more than 125 years of Australian quilts from the 1820s to the 1950s. The quilts are drawn from the Gallery’s collection, which has been developed with the assistance of the renowned quilt historian and collector, Dr Annette Gero.

Dates: Saturday 28 August to Sunday 31 October 2021
Times: 10 am – 5 pm daily
Cost: Free
Bookings: No Bookings Required for General Admission.

All visitors are required to check-in on arrival via the digital Check In Qld App as part of the Gallery’s CovidSafe plan.

[Please note General Admission does not include entry to the Children’s Gallery. Pre-book free entry to the Children’s Gallery via EventBrite.]

Age Group: All ages welcome.

Image: Maker unknown Silk rhomboid quilt c.1860 (detail) | Silk and satin, pieced over papers in the English method, 183 x 162 cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection. Acquired with funds raised by the Friends of the Ipswich Art Gallery, 2018