Thursday, March 9, 2017

Road to Maryborough

What a fantastic day out! The sun shone all day, but wasn't too hot. Our destination was Golden Textures, the biennial contemporary art quilt exhibition at Central Highlands Art Gallery in Maryborough. But two quilters on a road trip had to visit a couple of quilt shops along the way.

Our first stop was Threadbear in Castlemaine, who are celebrating their 25th birthday with a 25%-off sale. We may both have picked up some bargains there. After some morning tea at a local cafe we headed to Maldon and the Village Patch. Again, some purchases may have been made. A couple of other local shops also benefited from our visit, including a newly-opened French cafe where we lunched on baguettes.

We finally made it to Maryborough and Golden Textures:
One corner of the exhibition, with three of my favourite pieces. On the left is a work by Susan Matthews, the small one in the centre is unmistakably by Dianne Firth, and on the right a work by Margaret McDonald.

Close-up of part of Susan Matthews' Ode to Banksias #5:

Beautiful quilting on my favourite piece; Margaret McDonald's Flow: The Parched Land:

One of a collection of small machine embroidered pieces called Doorways, by Cathy Jack Coupland: 

You can see a few more pictures of the exhibition, and of Maryborough, in a post on Jacaranda's blog here. But if you can, get there yourself before it closes on 26th March!


  1. I am so looking forward to going there next Fri. I travelled there for their exhibition 2 years ago. For such a small gallery they exhibit wonderful textile pieces. The photos really inspire a visit. Thank you

  2. Thanks, I didnt know about this exhibition, sorry I have to miss out on the Threadbare sale, but might try to get to this exhibition before it closes.

  3. Always a treat to see quilts hung in a gallery, hope to find the right day to see this one for myself. Thank you for showing this taster.