Circle of Life
15 February - 15 March 2020
The Hamilton Quilters have been delighting Western Victoria with their dedication, skill and creativity with this popular medium for over 35 years. Circle of Life is the theme chosen for this year’s exhibition with large and small quilts featuring a wide range of traditional, modern and innovative techniques showing each quilter’s own interpretation of the theme. This will mark the group’s 18th exhibition at Hamilton Gallery.
Quilt making started in the eighteenth century when frugal housewives would cut up old clothing and join the pieces together to make a warm covering for the bed. Now patchwork and quilting is considered to be an art form in its own right and the hobby has grown to include abstract art, machine embroidery and appliqué.