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Following the Thread, Let the Cloth Speak – a decade of works by Marjorie Coleman

SHOPFRONT GALLERY, NORTH METROPOLITAN TAFE,

149 BEAUFORT ST, NORTHBRIDGE, WA

Official Opening 2pm Saturday 27 July

Exhibition dates 22 July through 9 August

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Marjorie Coleman is an original member of the West Australian Quilters’ Association, and a popular workshop tutor over many years. She has also been an active member of the WAQA Contemporary Quilt Group. In the 1970’s she was established as a national ground-breaker in the making of contemporary quilts with a strong Australian identity, featuring designs based on native flora and fauna. This was in the days when there were no books or magazines on quilt making in Australia, or shops specialising in patchwork fabrics! 

Using contemporary stitch as an expressive medium, Marjorie has produced rich evocative pieces over decades. She takes pleasure from working with cloth, drawing on a lifetime of intimate knowledge to stitch for her own enlightenment. Now in her 90s, Marjorie’s recent work exhibits the same ongoing exploration that decades ago gained her national recognition.  This exhibition comprises a selection of 35 works from the last ten years.   

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