# fabrictrail by SAlt
The hashtag symbol is explored in this exhibition by five talented textile artists from South Australia. Originally a typewriter key symbol for ‘number’, the hashtag is now widely used as a means of connecting targeted audiences on social media platforms. This Exhibition shows how the members of the group have interpreted the theme in textiles.
This Exhibition will be on display at the Queensland Quilt Show in October.
Bordering Extinction by Sue De Vanny
My inspiration for this theme Bridges and Borders is the diminishing Rhinoceros. These are the White (wide mouthed) Rhino. All of the 5 different types are critically endangered. Having gone on safari in different parts of Africa the Rhinos are almost non-existent due to poaching. Whilst lots of work is being done to stop this practice and the success of some conservation efforts, it’s still a major problem. As for my work in this piece I feel quite passionate that with more help we can turn the rhinos on the bridge around and bring them back to substantial numbers.
Colorful Retina by Sugy Kim
Quiltmaker’s Statement: The eye is the window of the human body through which it feels the beauty of the world and also the sorrow of the world. What a human eye sees is an illusion of what is real. It is the retina of the eye which converts the light into neural signals and sends these signals on to the brain for visual recognition and interpretation. My quilt is the perception of a beautiful life seeing through a colourful retina. Having a colourful retina will always see the bright side of human life.
Our 2017 SOTA Exhibition is opening at Dogwood Crossing at Miles and will display from 3 February to 27 March.
A wonderful opportunity for country quilters to see this amazing exhibition of juried Art Quilts.
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In April, Kaye Sauer, of Apatchy Quilting, delighted us with her quilting journey, comparing it to a walk she took with her husband along Hadrian’s Wall – not exactly sure where it is taking you.
The quilts she showed us told her story – a story of attempting anything regardless of whether she thought she had the skills to do it or not! From traditional quilts, to story quilts, to art quilts, to her most recent experimental work, depicting faces, people, her Top 40 and, ultimately to that wonderful quilt Bowie – Evolution of the Starman!