The Fabric of Gympie: Historical Community Quilts

The Gympie Regional Gallery is honoured to be the first Gallery to exhibit the 2022 collection of the State of the Art Quilts, before it tours to other Queensland galleries later in the year. 

Exhibition on view 21 April – 14 May 2022 at the Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie.

To complement the touring quilt exhibition, The Fabric of Gympie will also be on view which will showcase two historical quilts from the Gympie region one dating from 1893. For Gympie, 1893 was the year during which the highest flood was ever recorded, and a young Andrew Fisher won the seat of Gympie in the Queensland Legislative Assembly. The quilt records those momentous events as well as the Wesleyan Conference on many of the blocks. The quilt is generously on loan from the Rotary Club of Gympie.

1893 Quilt as displayed in the Rotary Craft & Quilt Show, 2021
The Telegraph, Saturday 5 August 1893, page 5
The Brisbane Courier, 11 August 1893, page 4
The Telegraph, 25 February 1893
The Express and Telegraph, Friday 3 March 1893

The Daily Northern Argus, 3 March 1893, page 3

The Gympie Times, 27 June 1893