After close of show one day I ventured through the amazing Quilt Display and was VERY taken by the FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP displayed taking up a huge length of wall that it was so hard to capture in one photo.
Officially stated as "a unique, colourful, eye-catching handmade community textile artwork." I found it unbelievable as to the variety of techniques used in all the flowers and found myself absorbed in inspecting them noting the techniques I knew and many I'd never tried. Spell-bound with admiration with the 495 contributions from 355 individuals aged from 2 (would you believe?) to 91 (again, would you believe?) who mostly live in or around Brisbane.
11 hangings - each 180cm long x 40cm wide
giving a total width of 440cm
A fascinating variety of mediums and techniques have been used, from traditional to modern.
Here are some closeups, taken randomly, for you to appreciate the detail.
Flowers of Friendship is indeed a testament to the collaborative and creative spirit of Queenslanders.
We are endeavouring to have it on tour for all the Craft & Quilt Fairs in 2015 so as many visitors to the shows can appreciate such community spirit.
But here's the best part:
Tricia said that this community artwork needs a permanent home and is willing to discuss with anyone who may have hanging space on a prominent wall where it may be viewed regularly by the contributors and visiting members of the public. It certainly deserves a place where it may be seen and appreciated by as many people as possible.
Have you got any suggestions or are part of an organization who may?