About the work
The role of quilts is often to celebrate memories, stories, lineage and ideas. They often operate as an artistic map of effort and identity, made into something both practical, comforting and sentimental. For First Thursdays: Welcome, we wanted to showcase these beautiful creations and transport them from private to public space.
Local quilting legend, Deb Roberston, will have several works showcased in alternative spaces within Sydenham next week. Not Just Cushions' window will play host to an explosion of colour and shape and Spotlight will showcase an example of dedicated making from the hands of this artist.
Visit Deb's work in the window of Not Just Cusions - 393 Colombo St and inside the sewing department at Spotlight inside The Colombo - 363 Colombo St.
About the Artist
Deb Robertson has been making quilts for over twenty years now. She loves the process of making quilts from design to completion. As well as sewing, Deb writes regularly on her blog deb-robertson.blogspot.co.nz and posts photos on her Instagram debrobertson_sews. With a full time job, four kids, a couple of cats, a dog and a few chickens, there’s plenty going on at Deb’s house.