To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, Manly Art Gallery & Museum is hosting WAR-TIME QUILTS: Quilts from Military Fabrics from the Annette Gero Collection, from 3 July – 22 November 2015. The quilts in the exhibition have been assembled by Dr. Annette Gero, who has been documenting and collecting quilts since 1982.
This very rare collection of ‘war quilts’, made by active soldiers and prisoners of war from pieces of disused uniforms, army blankets and other discard military fabrics, includes quilts dating from the Napoleonic Wars (1803-15), the Crimean War (1853-56) and World Wars One and Two.
(Text from Manly Art Gallery and Museum)
A book has been produced for the exhibition and is currently available directly from Dr Gero at a 30% discount. It is hardcover, 240 pages full colour, 130 full page quilts with 300 other photos. Discount price $89 plus $13 postage. To order post your details (name, address, phone and email contact), along with your payment (cheque or Money order) to: Annette Gero, PO Box 398, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Email enquiries to Dr Gero here.