"Gloria is an excellent artist. Her works are attractive, meaningful and very soothing. Although Central Australia is a desert with little rainfall during the year, it still has trees and desert vegetation of unique varieties. It is the home of the Spinifex grass land, various kinds of desert flowers, animals and many other natural gifts. Little rainfall in summer or winter makes areas happy. You observe colourful flowers laughing in the whole area. It is hard to believe that you are in the desert. Acacia, wild orange, rock, wild passion fruit etc., are laughing to welcome you. Gloria uses the natural gifts for her artwork. She depicts the varieties of bush tucker meticulously." — M & S Textiles
"Nambooka is a well-known designer in the quilting world. Her designs are clear, colourful and very attractive. In this design, Nambooka depicted the happenings around a waterhole on a summer day.
"On a summer day, people wander around the bush to collect bush food and drink water from the waterholes. The semi-circles or ‘U’s are the people and their footsteps can be seen on the tracks. They use digging sticks to dig and gather food from the ground. Because of the hot day, animals like goannas, rainbow snakes, tortoises and frogs can also be seen going to the waterhole for water. Some long gum leaves (eucalyptus leaves) and fruit had fallen to the ground.." — M & S Textiles
"Traditional Aboriginal laws of food hunting involves bush food, sea food, wild life hunting etc. However, they never do anything to hoard or spoil the nature of their environment. They honour their ancestral lands and the teachings from those ancestors. In many occasions, Aboriginal people gather near the river for various ceremonial rituals, where they perform dances, rock-art, story-telling etc.
Barbara Egan comes from Robinvale region of Victoria. She grew on the Murray River in Robinvale. With her connection towards her land of Robinvale and the Murray River, she would never move out from there. Her dreaming’s mainly involve River Dreaming, Emu Bush etc." — M & S Textiles