Sunday, June 9, 2013


It is with great excitement and anticipation that I announce the coming of the 

the Queensland Art Gallery
Southbank, Brisbane

 from Jun 15 to September 22

Photos above courtesy of the National Art Gallery, Canberra

If you don't know the story of the Rajah Quilt, then listen to this audio and read below.

Thank you to the abc for the audio.

 The basis of the story is that it is one of the few surviving examples of needlework done by convict women while being transported to Australia. It is rare to have the quilt exposed as it is kept away from light in order to preserve it. Occasionally, it is on exhibition at the National Art Gallery, but lately, it has been 'allowed out' to various galleries so that more people can view it.

There are replicas on display now and then, but we are getting to see the original. As a needleworker and lover of history, it is like Christmas come early for me.

photos above courtesy of The Courier Mail, Brisbane Jun 8, 2013

You can find further articles here

 See you at the Gallery!


  1. Thanks for the reminder Chris! My friend had told me it was coming and while I saw it at the Not Just Ned exhibition in Canberra I'll be making time for it in Brisbane.

  2. I've only seen a small replica, so I'm looking forward to seeing this...

  3. Amazing that you folks are getting to see the original... just beautiful!

  4. It has travelled a bit, maybe South Australia is on the list too...


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