‘WASTE not, want not’, may be an old saying, but it has been beautifully applied in a modern context for the 15th biennial Hamilton Quilters exhibition.
‘Scraps to Heirlooms’ was officially opened by group founding member, Beth Basham, last Sunday and will be on display throughout the summer months at the Hamilton Art Gallery.
This year’s theme encompasses the concept of frugality, with the desire to use every last scrap of material and minimise waste.
Each quilter has used their own interpretation of the theme, with varied responses.
Victoria Keen’s quilt ‘Salvaged’ is made from the selvedge edges of fabric that are usually cut off and discarded after the quilt is completed.
Ms Keen had friends faithfully save their selvedeges for her, so that she would have enough to construct her quilt.
The exhibition ‘Scraps to Heirlooms’ is showing at Hamilton Art Gallery until January 13, 2013.
Further details in today’s Spectator.