Venus Court (2014) 2m x 2m - SOLD
This piece was my first commissioned hanging. It was made for Jake and Sam O’Brien who have a band called Venus Court and who used this quilt as the image as their EP album art and as a banner for their live shows.
Women of Peace (2016) 124cm x 165cm - SOLD
Appliqué quilt made using new and recycled materials.
As a feminist and a craft-activist I look to create artwork that celebrates the achievements of women as well as the contributions they make to building a more peaceful, just and inclusive world. This hanging features the portraits of three leaders who greatly inspire me: Layman Gbowee, Malala Yousafzai and Aung San Suu Kyi. Amongst their many achievements, each of these women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, hence the title of this work. 
This piece was purchased as a gift for Virgin Unite's Jean Oelwany who wrote: 
“I’m forever grateful for Tal’s beautiful piece of artwork that proudly hangs in my home.  Her ability to create something that is aesthetically stunning as well as carrying meaning and authenticity is rare in this world.  I’m so thankful that she is a “craft-activist” that will change many people lives for the better through her work."
"Mandela & Tutu" (2016) 140cm X 120cm - SOLD
Commissioned portrait of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Chinese Urns (2016) 110cm x 110cm
Appliqué quilt made using new and recycled materials, the two urns featured on this piece were hand painted by my paternal grandmother, cloth-artist Dawn Fitzpatrick in 1978.

Portrait of Karl.S.Williams (2015) 70cm x 70cm
Appliqué quilt made using recycled materials, hand painted using silk screen printing ink
Freedom Train (2015) 40cm x 70cm - SOLD
I created this piece for the "Songs of Freedom – Celebrating Democracy Quilt Exhibition" which was held at M.A.D.E (Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka), on the 19 Nov 2015 – 31 Jan 2016. 
The Elders Quilt 110cm X 100cm (2017) 
Appliqué quilt made using new and recycled materials. This piece features the portraits of Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This hanging was gifted to Richard Branson by Igniting Change and Jean Oelwany, it marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of The Elders on the 18th of July 2007. 
Resilience, Resistance and Responsibility (2015) 200cm × 200cm 
Appliqué quilt made using new and recycled materials. 
This piece was created as part of my research into craftivism as a mode of active citizenship. It was undertaken in partnership with Emerald Community House (ECH) and took the shape of an informal residency undertaken at ECH in Emerald, Victoria. During my residency I collected stories from local community members about what makes them/their community resilient and I patched these stories together into the above quilt. 

"Family portrait with Richard for Ajaz" (2017) 120cm x 180cm
Self Portrait (2016) 60cm x 60cm 
The Igniting Change Bookcase Story Quilt (2015) 130cm × 217cm 
This quilt was made during a 4 week resident at the office of the Melbourne based charity Igniting Change. This project was part of my PhD research into Craftivism and the Political Moment at the VCA, University of Melbourne. The quilt was created in order to help Igniting Change communicate the impact of their diverse work. It acts as a story telling devise that invites questions and starts conversations about the work of Igniting Change. I donated this hanging to Igniting change, it now hangs in their office in Balaclava. As a result of the strong relationship that fostered with the Igniting Change team as a result of this project the charity invited me to take up permanent residence at their Balaclava office. Since setting up my sewing studio and office at Igniting Change we have collaborated on many other projects.
Under these Southern Stars (2013)
90cm x 90cm, hand embroidery in gold thread onto black velvet.
Made using a Hapticlab template which can be found here:
Hanging for baby Banjo (2016) 30cm x 55cm
Collaboration with my grandmother Dawn Fitzpatrick, she made the central squares and I assembled this appliqué quilted hanging (2016)
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