When I was working on edits for 'My Name is Lizzie Flynn' I discovered that there was a quilting award called the 'RAJAH'. This had to be more than a coincidence, and of course it was. The Rajah award is given to a quilter who has contributed to the industry over many years. One of the recipients, Lessa Siegele, went on to research the Rajah quilt herself and to produce a pattern for quilters to make their own Rajah-inspired 1/4 size (but still 160 x 160 cm) quilt. This one is Lessa's.
Yesterday, I met Lessa at the AQC (Australian Quilt Convention) and we talked about the Rajah (okay and the odd other thing). Lessa and I will be 'in conversation' at the upcoming Williamstown Literary Festival talking about the Rajah quilt.
Twelve Apostles with flash - showing the most recently fallen Apostle.
This quilt was one of a story sequence about a soldier, beginning with his enlistment and ending in a graveyard. This quilt is about 2 m tall and about 1 metre wide I guess.
There's also a Best of the Best exhibition with quilts from every state, or every guild.
The smallest pieces of this quilt are around 2 cm square!
I do like bubbles.
These (approx 30 cm2) pieces depicted responses to WW1.