Crafty quilter in league of his own

Ross Ellis will feature at the QuiltWest exhibition at the Perth Craft and Quilt Fair.
Ross Ellis will feature at the QuiltWest exhibition at the Perth Craft and Quilt Fair.

Ellis has made more than 20 quilts and won several awards with his latest creation, which features at this year’s Perth Craft and Quilt Fair.

‘When I first got into quilting, I had no idea how few men were involved, nowadays I’m often the sole male exhibitor, or outnumbered by women quilters 700 to one,’ he said.

His entrance into this year’s fair took him two-and-a-half years to finish.

The completely hand”made quilt features 16 native flowers and their botanical names.

‘I love that with quilting, you are using fabric to create an artwork and something practical, it is also extremely relaxing,’ Ellis said.

The Perth Craft and Quilt Fair includes inspirational displays, expert artisan meet and greet sessions and workshops.

The fair features crafts including card making, scrapbooking, knitting, embroidery, sewing, quilting, mixed media and napkin art.