The Lines gallery is in 2 sections to allow for the different orientations to be shown proportionately.
Mary Jane Sneyd – Line of DescentFirst prize, sponsored by 'Tis the Season. Nothing is more important than family. I miss my daughter and grandchildren dearly.
Sonya Prchal – Pahia PatrolMerit prize, sponsored by Pink Possum. My husband nurtured our children's imagination with his stories of goblins meeting trees .... A trip to Pahia with our daughter evoked these memories, seeing the gulls' perfect meeting spot, where they enjoyed the view and enthusiastic conversation.
Jo Hollings – Relationship LinesFirst time entrant prize, sponsored by The Apple Basket. New relationships often start off strong as if they will never end. For some, over time, the two lines ofen act like a fault line with tragic results. But for some couples, the two lines merge into a single strand, enduring a lifetime of challenges and change, leading to unwavering joy.
Catherine Parkinson – Drawing the LineWe all need to draw the line at women being silenced, unseen and inheard in our patriarchal society. Women have unique ideas, opinions and rich world views that need to be heard, seen and spoken.
Debra De Lorenzo – Going Going GionMy visit to Kyoto took me to the suburb of Gion. The beautiful architecture was serene, calming and very old. The short squat buildings had not changed in hundreds of years and were a restful change from the downtown hotel I was staying at. In this quilt I tried to replicate this contrast.
Fyvie Murray – Write 100 timesWriting lines was a common and hated form of punishment for petty infractions. I wanted to capture how it was loathed and the student's perception of its hypocrisy. Here an annoyed student has graffitied her lines and writeen a maughty message to a friend in pencil.
Heather McOnie – Spine – Out of AlignmentThe inspiration for this quilt came from the pattern and form of the fabric. The Spine (backbone) represents both physical and societal issues. 'Red' represents pain, discomfort and dysfunction, brought about by various means. 'White' indicates resolution with positive outcomes for the future.
Jennifer Patterson – Gathering FlowersThe placement of rust represented a shoulder and body line, with the softer imprint a relection on water. A broken line and some voids make you think about where the line will go next. The gathering of flowers enables a purpose, and lack of facial features adds more strength to the body lines.
Lynn Moffat – Nature’s LaceInspired by a photo I took on the way to Milford Sound, early on a cold winter morning. The many angled lines of the cobweb caught my eye, sparkling in the watery light, looking like delicate lace between the path handrails.
Mary Transom – Fire FrontA fire front is the kind of line that we never want to see. Global warming is heating and drying the earth; our fear is that more and more fires will be in our future. We can each do our best not to contribute to global warming. Techniques: shibori and bleach dyed fabric, melting and burning.
Melanie Martin – Forget-Me-NotAs my mother and I travel this path of her Dementia together, the journey has altered the raltionship and dynamics between us, blurred the lines. Sometimes we forget who we are to each other and to ourselves, is she my mother or patient, am I her daughter or caregiver?
Merrilyn George – Lines in the LandscapeParts of a river are invisible on foot, but aerial views show them carving lines in the landscape - one of repeating sections of different shapes. Man, mountain and river, including the adorning animal and plant life, share an underlying pattern of adaptation, travelling along the curve of time.
Rachel Ratten – UprightThese two forms are linear in their concept ... constructed of lines within lines, with lines on top - altogether a lot of lines!
Sheryl Madigan – Crossing the LineMy response to March 2022 - Parliament protests, the invasion of Ukraine. Many lines were crossed.
Shirley Sparks – The Forgotten LineA forgotten railway line brought to life with a tourist rail cart adventure.
Lois Parish Evans – Tree LinesMerit prize, sponsored by Aroha Quilts. Lines of trees border fields, protecting crops, delineating the landscape, uniform in their appearance, and often gracing the horizon line. In the cold of winter the ghostly lines of bare branches against the dark of night create a lace-like impression backlit by the dying rays of the sun.
Barbara Hilford – Lines of EnduranceAgainst wind, heat and age, comes one last golden pear.
Catherine McDonald – Battle Lines are DrawnBattle lines are drawn, the fight begins with soldiers wondering what the outcome will be. One thing for certain is there will be futile death on both sides. Why do we not learn from history?
Kat Martin – Running FreeJust as rows of tiny pixels create an image, a combination of continuous lines will also bring an image alive.
Merrilyn George – Line MakersA river doesn't return to its source, but it does define our landscape. Rivers take a line of least resistance as they flow, creating curved lines in hills and valleys and interlocking lines during rock formation. Lines of discussion will help guardians uphold a river's living entity and well-being.