Queen of quilts goes on show here
PICOLA artist Linden Lancaster (pictured) is truly a stitching genius.
She had been creating quilts for eight years when her husband, Cameron, encouraged her to start making her own designs.
Since then she has been on quite the journey, and her latest stop on that journey is the Kyabram Town Hall.
Her exhibiton Quilt Show, which is open for all of October, showcases a range of her creations throughout the past 10 years.
‘‘I got a little bit sick of doing normal quilts to be honest,’’ Linden said.
‘‘My first original piece was inspired by our farm, at Picola West, its called Cameron’s Drought and I guess that one put me on the map.’’
Linden said her pieces are inspired by her surroundings. And whether it be her family portraits, the popular Kangaroo stitching or the garden of roses, they have all played a part in her life somewhere along the line.
‘‘I’m really proud of how this exhibition looks, it’s just my second solo, so it’s exciting,’’ she said.
‘‘I am proud when I see my work up like it is, it’s very humbling.
‘‘A lot of hard work goes into them, especially the hand stitching, the longest I have spent on a piece is probably around five months.’’
Lesley Lowe from the Town Hall met Linden at a workshop and after chatting breifly to the artist, realised she was a perfect fit for the local gallery.
‘‘We are excited and thrilled to have Linden’s work up in the Town Hall,’ Lesley said.
‘‘She is a very inspirational artist and the way she combines different techniques is incredible.
‘‘I encourage everyone to come down to the Town Hall and check out some of Linden’s award winning work.’’
STYLISH STITCHING — Linden Lancaster and Lesley Lowe were pictured at Linden's exhibition Quilt Show.