Collaborative Quilt Project

Threatened Species Quilt of the A.C.T. – a 2023 collaborative art project

34 species and 2 ecological systems are threatened in the A.C.T.

https://www.environment.act.gov.au/nature-conservation/conservation-and-ecological-communities/threatened-species-factsheets
There’s no place like home, 2018, screen printed reclaimed fabric and map, wool and cotton thread, woollen blanket, cotton wadding, 62 x 52cm, photo Brenton McGeachie
There’s no place like home, 2018, screen printed reclaimed fabric and map, wool and cotton thread, woollen blanket, cotton wadding, 62 x 52cm, photo Brenton McGeachie

I am looking for Australian collaborators to help make a patched quilt highlighting threatened species of the A.C.T, which will be delivered to the ACT Government in September in recognition of Threatened Species Day. I hope to organise an event to coincide with this presentation – all collaborators will be invited.

The quilt patches will be donated by the collaborators and be pieced together by me into a quilt. Fabrics will be supplied by me, but you can add some of your own materials if you like, i.e. fabric, embellishments, stitching.

I will be detailing a few threatened species most days, through posts, and potential collaborators need to reply “please allocate species to me” or something to that effect. I will place a name next to this species on a first in basis and message your success in securing the threatened species patch. My channels for finding collaborators include Instagram accounts: @aquiltcollective, @eon.artlife, and facebook pages: Michele England Artist and Michele England, so keep your eyes open and ears to the ground.

A pack with fabrics, species details and instructions will be sent via post in March of this year. I also have project information on my website plus updates will be made to @aquiltcollective and potentially other socials (listed above). To be involved I will need your name, address and phone number, as I need to be able to contact you and for public attribution. Send an email to eon.artlife@gmail.com if you have any questions. I will need all patches back by early July for piecing to commence. If this sounds of interest… then stay tuned. If you know a person who would like to be involved, please share this message with them and get them to follow @aquiltcollective for species announcements

All species are valuable in an ecology and some may seem insignificant. It may only be after they are gone/ in few numbers that their valuable contribution is fully understood.

Full list of threatened species : each is a hyperlink to ACT’s Dept of Environment fact sheet):

The species below are allocated to a collaborator

Baeuerlen’s Gentian (Gentiana baeuerlenii)

Brindabella Midge Orchid (Corunastylis ectopa)

Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus))

Button Wrinklewort (Rutidosis leptorhynchoides)

Canberra Spider Orchid (Arachnorchis Actensis)

Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)

Golden Sun Moth (Synemon plana)

Murrumbidgee Bossiaea (Bossiaea grayi)

Northern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne pengilleyi)

Trout Cod (Maccullochella macquariensis)

Tuggeranong Lignum (Muehlenbeckia tuggeranong)

The species below are not yet allocated to a collaborator – please get in touch, via socials see above, if you are interested

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata)

Ginninderra Peppercress (Lepidium ginninderrense)

Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis pinguicolla)

Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata)

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)

Macquarie Perch (Macquaria australasica)

Murray River Crayfish (Euastacus armatus)

Painted Honeyeater (Grantiella picta)

Perunga Grasshopper (Perunga ochracea)

Pink-tail Worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella)

Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia)

Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

Silver Perch ( (Bidyanus bidyanus)

Small Purple Pea (Swainsona recta)

Smoky Mouse (Pseudomys fumeus)

Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus)

Striped Legless Lizard (Delmar impar)

Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) (175.9 KB)

Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) (198.6 KB)

Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii)

Tarengo Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum petilum)

Two-spined Blackfish (Gadopsis bispinosus)

Not included in this quilt

Natural Temperate Grassland

Yellow Box-Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland

Not so vacant possession, 2018, screen printed reclaimed fabric, wool and cotton thread, woollen blanket, cotton wadding, 75 x 66cm, photo Brenton McGeachie
Not so vacant possession, 2018, screen printed reclaimed fabric, wool and cotton thread, woollen blanket, cotton wadding, 75 x 66cm, photo Brenton McGeachie