Well we've now completed our first rough design plan for the 'picture quilts'.
This first part of the quilt is about - the first landing at Skirmish Point (Bribie Island) by Captain Matthew Flinders - native flora and fauna....pandanus palms, melaleuca(paperbark) trees, mangroves...animals and birds....emus, kookaburras, dingoes, kangaroos, echidnas, carpet snakes....the ocean and rivers...fish, turtles, dugongs, crabs. - Aboriginal History....their annual 'trek' from the coast to the Bunya Mountains, how they live....their homes, food, hunting....and how the arrival of 'white man' changed their lives and home forever.
This is the second part of the quilt, which joins up and flows on from the first one above. This quilt is more about the history of Redcliffe.....the first landing by Captain John Oxley - the 'Red Cliffs' of Redcliffe - Aboriginal history.....further images of their 'way of life' and especially the unusal connection they had with the dolphins in the area....the dolphins would help the Aboriginals hunt fish - the dolphins would herd the fish into shore, where the Aboriginals would be waiting to catch the fish in nets. The Aboriginals would take their share of the catch and they then would feed some to the dolphins - Amazing story, heh?
So 'us artists' have done our 'bit' for now. The 'quilters' will have a look at our 1st design drawing and will let us know what changes are needed. So I'll 'keep ya posted' on the progress of things....