Inspired by the Rajah Quilt Exhibition

At Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Friday 1 May to Sunday 31 May 2020
10:00am-4:00pm Save to calendar


rajah1 resizedUnnamed women convicts aboard the ship, Rajah, travelling from England to Van Diemen’s Land in 1841 made The Rajah Quilt, said to now be one of the world’s most significant textiles.

The Rajah Quilt is held in the National Gallery of Canberra’s collections. The quilt was rediscovered in 1987. At an unknown point after its arrival in Tasmania the quilt was returned to England and gifted to Elizabeth Fry who in 1816 formed the Quaker Group, The British Ladies Society for the Reformation of Female Prisoners. The quilt’s ownership in the following 147 years remains unknown. The Rajah Quilt has been an inspiration to quilters in this exhibition who come from Goolwa and surrounds.

Gallery hours  Monday to Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Things to know  Dorset Button making workshops Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May, bookings essential, limited places.

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