Two Person Quilts

If you are a bit daunted by the prospect of making a quilt for entry into the stitched and bound exhibition, in response to a query, we are pleased to confirm that two person quilts will be accepted provided that one of the artists is nominated as the focal point for communication and receipt of any sale proceeds. Have a think… perhaps there is someone that you could work with. Remember entries are not due until end of April 2022, so plenty of time to create something special.

stitched and bound 2022

We are delighted to announce that Midland Junction Arts Centre (MJAC) will host the 2022 stitched and bound exhibition. 

The exhibition will be displayed from 10 September – 5 November 2022.  Entry closure will be at the end of April.

stitched and bound is WAQA’s contemporary quilting exhibition.  It is a biennial juried exhibition showcasing the innovative range of current work being produced by Western Australian artists who challenge the usual concept of the ‘quilt’ medium.  Artists are encouraged to work outside the quilt format and push the boundaries of the medium focusing on making personal statements through the use of unconventional materials, ideas and techniques.  Pieces to be exhibited are selected on artistic merit, innovation within the quilt medium and standard of design and execution.  Typically, 30 – 40 works are chosen by three independent jurors for showing. 

The full conditions of entry can be found here

In summary:

  • entry is open to residents of Western Australia
  • work to consist of at least 2 layers held together by quilting or tying
  • works must not exceed 200cm wide. 3D works must be able to be contained within a 40cm x 40cm square
  • an artist can enter up to two quilts
  • work previously shown in Australia or previously submitted as an entry to stitched and bound is ineligible
  • artists are encouraged to offer their exhibited work for sale

We have explored the possibility of touring the exhibition in regional WA.  We have selected five potential regional galleries north and south of Perth and applied for a grant to fund this tour. Workshops would be held in parallel with the exhibition to encourage the extension of the art.  We await the outcome of the grant application.

Getting Organised…

The committee are starting to make plans

  • The next stitched and bound exhibition will be held in the second half of 2022.
  • Negotiations with a metropolitan gallery are going well   
  • After a successful trip to Lake Grace in 2019 we would like stitched and bound 2022 to have a regional tour after its Perth showing. This is subject to funding, suitable locations etc. 
  • We’ll be contacting some members in regional centres to discuss this early in 2021
  • If you’re a regional member and would like stitched and bound 2022 to come to your town feel free to contact us.

Susan Sheath and Marilyn Clark-Murphy, Co-Convenors,

Lyrical Stitch – Marjorie Coleman Exhibition

A solo retrospective exhibition that reflects the evolution of Marjorie’s work over five decades is being held at the Holmes à Court Gallery Western Australia, until the 28th November 2020.

The stitched and bound team visited the exhibition last week, and it was incredibly inspiring – so interesting to see the variety and multitude of techniques in all the work over the years.


stitched and bound 2019

Click on any image to enlarge and to start the slide show. The artist file is also available–download here Artist File

Exhibition Opens

The stitched and bound 2019 opening today was a great occasion. Lot of artists and their guests present. Colourful and interesting exhibition. Exhibition details:

Zig Zag Gallery, 50 Railway Rd, Kalamunda, October 11 – 27, Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm, Sat-Sun 10am – 4pm.   stitched and bound committee members will be in attendance to talk about the quilts, Wednesday-Sunday 10.30am – 1.30pm.

Link for the downloadable booklet with information about the artists: Artist File


s and b criteria

Hi there everyone. A reminder that stitched and bound, WA’s own special quilt exhibition for unusual and original quilts, is happening again this year at the ZigZag Gallery Kalamunda, 11 -27 October. We invite everyone to enter and to visit.            

Some words of caution for intending entrants

Please ensure all Conditions of Entry are satisfied before you enter your work. Conditions for 2019 are not the same as they were for 2017.

Remember your entry must be your original design, and your own work.  This is a juried exhibition maintaining a high standard where judges examine your artist’s statement which discusses your motivation behind your work as well as the actual process you used to make the work.

What is an original work?

It must be a piece from your imagination, something you designed yourself. It could not for example be part of a kit or something from a workshop or made under tuition. Such works are suitable for other exhibitions such as QuiltWest.

CQG is running a workshop on writing an artist’s statement at their April meeting. If you miss this then examples will be available from the CQG website

Hard-copy entry forms are available with the Conditions of Entry, but the organisers much prefer online entries because of ease of processing. Thank you!

Virginia O’Keeffe for s and b