Signature Quilt

The centrepiece of our collection, the Signature Quilt was made locally in 2000-2003 to celebrate the achievements of Australian women over the last 100 years.

The Quilt is made up of calico squares, all signed by Australian women who have recorded firsts or those who have made significant achievements within their field, with alternate patches of patterned fabric, appropriate to the signatory’s field.

You can explore the full Quilt, read the stories of the women signatories and learn about the complex conservation requirements of a large textile in our Centralian environment.  We will continue to add material about the women signatories to our online display of the Signature Quilt — as a small, not-for-profit museum, our limited resources only stretch so far.

View the Signature Quilt