Artis­tic quilts threaded with cre­ative flair

Amaz­ing quilt­ing cre­ations on dis­play next month at Childers Arts Space

Isis Town and Country - - Life - By ED­WINA KELLY

STATE of the Art 14 presents works from the Queens­land Quil­ters Art Quilt group’s an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion, which it has held for the past 60 years.

State of the Art 14 presents works from the group’s 2014 ex­hi­bi­tion and will ar­rive at the Childers Arts Space on Jan­uary 13.

The 2QAQ 2014 ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tured 20 works from its mem­bers, in­clud­ing two from Bund­aberg Art Quil­ters mem­bers Ailsa Koloi and San­dra Sul­li­van.

Other quil­ters whose work fea­tures in State of the Art 14 have ex­hib­ited their work na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, and have fea­tured in tex­tile art and quilt­ing pub­li­ca­tions.

State of the Art 14’s pre­sen­ta­tion of art quilt­ing will pro­vide vis­i­tors to the ex­hi­bi­tion with the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence tex­tile art­works that are very dif­fer­ent to tra­di­tional quilts.

The fascination of th­ese art quilts is in the way they break the rules of quilt­ing as their cre­ators paint, em­bel­lish and ma­nip­u­late their fab­rics.

State of the Art 14 will be

The fascination of th­ese art quilts is in the way they break the rules of quilt­ing.

at the Childers Arts Space un­til March 15.

Search­ing for a Christ­mas gift for that spe­cial per­son?

Childers Arts Space Gift Shop has re­cently re­ceived some new ex­cit­ing stock.

Come in and browse around.

Fes­ti­val of Small Halls has al­ready been to Childers but it is com­ing back to the re­gion on Fri­day.

FOSH will stop by Wallav­ille Hall to­mor­row and will fea­ture artists in­clud­ing The Mae Trio from Aus­tralia and Del Bar­ber from Canada.

For tick­ets, phone Gin Gin Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre on 4130 4630 or visit www.fes­ti­val­of­s­mall­halls.com.

Doors open at 6.30pm.

Jam Pact jam ses­sions are back at the Ap­ple Tree Creek Ho­tel on the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone the ho­tel.

If you are after lo­cal art­work, then pay a quick trip to Lo­ca­li­cious at Ap­ple Tree Creek.

Owner San­dra has in­vited lo­cal artists to dis­play their art­works with a farm theme in the gift shop. In­ter­ested par­ties can phone her on 4126 1222.

The coun­cil is on the hunt for fes­ti­val mem­o­ra­bilia.

As part of the 2015 Childers Fes­ti­val, a dis­play of photographs and mem­o­ra­bilia span­ning the 20 years of the fes­ti­val is planned as one of the ini­tia­tives to cel­e­brate the two-decade mile­stone.

Any­one wish­ing to share photographs or mem­o­ra­bilia as­so­ci­ated with the fes­ti­val can leave items at Bund­aberg Re­gional Li­braries in Bund­aberg or Childers.

All items will be re­turned af­ter­wards.

I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all read­ers a very merry Christ­mas and a pros­per­ous new year.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON DIS­PLAY: Eye on SoTA by San­dra Sul­li­van is part of the Queens­land Quil­ters Art Quilt an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion.

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