In the May issue of Down Under Quilts (get your FREE subscription!) we featured a fabulous collection of pieces inspired by the humble Australian icon - The Wagga. As quilters we are generally au fait with this term, but 'look closer' and you will discover so much more!
The collection is called Wrap-Unwrapped and includes quilts and textiles that have resulted from the responses the nine members of the WRAP group have experienced during their research into the wagga rug.
The collection is showing in Sydney at the NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney until 30 July 09. This Friday 17 and next Friday 24 at 11am, there is also a free, one hour, illustrated talk and discussion in the Parliamentary Theatrette . This will be about the history of the wagga, the background to the exhibition and the stories collected along the way.
Sounds fascinating to me, I hope to get there on the 24th ... might see you there! If you cant make it, visit the groups' blog, Wrap-Waggas to find out more about wagga rugs and the groups' activities.