A WIMMERA gallery is one of eight venues nationwide to host a travelling quilt art exhibition this year.
The 'Australia Wide Three' show of 34 works continues in Redrock Books and Gallery, Horsham, during February.
Redrock is the sole location for the show in the region.
Exhibiting textile artist Sue Cunningham of Stawell will launch the exhibition in Redrock at 6pm on Friday.
The quilts showcase original and wide-ranging interpretations of modern textile art from top quilt artists in Australia.
National organisation for art quilters Ozquilt Network selected the works on display.
Ozquilt Network president Tanya Coxsedge said the show would excite people with the infinite possibilities of the quilt in art.
"The people who selected the works read like a 'who's who' in the world of textile art," she said.
"The selectors were renowned textile artists Deborah Brearley, Tony Dyer, Susan Matthews and Judy Wilford, all of whom have taught textile art workshops in Horsham.
"Textile art takes a long time to create, which is one of the reasons why art quilt exhibitions appeal to people.
"This art form has evolved out of utilitarian quilt making into a highly personalised form of self-expression."
Marion Matthews of workshop series Grampians Textures and Brushes helped co-ordinate the Redrock exhibition.
She said the show was a rare opportunity for Wimmera people to see the work of Australia's talented textile artists.