Signature Quilt

The Signature Quilt is a massive 3.15 x 2.55 m example of women’s solidarity in celebrating achievements. 

Many thousands of hours went into its creation and research is continuing to this day into the lives of women who signed it.

The Signature Quilt holds 342 signatories forming a Patchwork of Empowerment.

The calico rectangles are each signed by an Australian woman who has recorded firsts or significant achievements in their field. The alternate patches of patterned fabric were selected to illustrate the signatories profession or achievement.

Click here to explore the Signature Quilt.  

Read the stories of the women signatories and learn about the complex conservation requirements of such a large and significant textile.

We are continuing to add information about the women signatories. If you have further information about any of these women, please feel free to email us.