This exquisite artwork was presented to the people of Moree by the Moree Quilters on 2nd March 2001, to commemorate the year of the 'Centenary of Federation of Australia'. This photo does not do any justice to the grandeur that braces the wall of the office at Tourism Moree.
The Moree Quilt features a number of historical icons in and around Moree including:
The Moree Plains Gallery; The Moree Memorial Hall; The Band Rotunda; All Saints Church of England; Historical Lands Department Building; The Moree Club &; The Pioneer Cottage- Mary Brand Park. A section pays tribute to our Gwydir & Gingham Wetlands, local wildlife and also to the Agriculture of the Moree area. The women of the Moree Quilters Association were ever thoughtful and have worked in tracings of children's hands on quilt edge to represent the future. One that we hope will be forever fortunate to the Moree Plains Shire.
The colours and fabrics complement each other and visitors stare in awe of this beautiful artwork.
Local quilting ladies involved in the wonderous project include:
Sue Aber, Heather Brennan, Helen Burling, Jan Davies, Jennifer Dewar, Glenys Fry, Jean Gall, Maree Hannah, Lynette Harding, Toni Hunt, Kay Hunter, Bev King, Dulce McCrae, Marie Michell, Daphne Murray, Jean Reardon, Gwen Rees, Mary Reiner, Lori Smith,Maree Stevens & Cynthia Tapscott.