Gloria Loughman: The Quilted Landscape
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About the Event
Have you thought about making a quilt to capture your memories of a special place? Perhaps a wonderful holiday destination, a view from your lounge room window or a memory of a special place from childhood. No matter what the inspiration, creating a landscape quilt is an achievable project. The process combines making decisions about design and color choices as well as incorporating accurate construction techniques. This lecture and slide show will focus on these components, solving the mystery of where to begin.
Gloria lives at Drysdale, on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, in Australia. She is a trained secondary teacher having worked mainly in the areas of literacy and special education.
Over the years she has dabbled in many areas of patchwork. After completing some studies in art, she began to make her large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush. These quilts have won many major awards, both in Australia and overseas. Her quilt ‘Kimberley Mystique’ was the winner of Australia’s national quilting award in 2003. Recent work has been based on architecture and semi abstract landscapes.
Gloria has written four books, and has travelled extensively both in Australia and internationally, teaching workshops and giving lectures.
In 2009, her commitment to teaching was acknowledged, when she received the Rajah Award, presented for an outstanding contribution to quilting in Australia.