Flower Power

Materials: fabrics, various yarns, embroidery cottons,

Technique: calligraphy, embroidery, knitting, crochet, beading, tied quilting, sewing

Size: 50 x 80 cm


Description: Plants are an inspiration to us all – many different types and colours all blooming harmoniously together in close proximity. This quilt celebrates this diversity with its multi-hued flowers and leaves in a variety of techniques (fabric appliqué, ribbon ruching, crochet, knitting, felting, etc).

Quotes about the importance of flowers are lettered and embroidered on the fabric:

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today (purple ink and gold embroidery)
As the sun colours flowers, so does art colour life (turquoise ink and silver embroidery)
People who have flowers in their gardens surely have flowers in their hearts (black ink)
The earth laughs in flowers hearts (black ink)
Along the way, take time to smell the flowers hearts (black ink)


Created using remnants from the “Swishy Swathes” and “Tropical Profusion” collaborative projects from Tricia’s 2012 Artist-in-Residency at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Some of the flowers were made by Tricia’s cousin, Gay McEwan.
Displayed in “Spectrum” at Gallery 159, The Gap in 2013.
Exhibited in “State of the Art” touring throughout Qld in 2014.

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