Tuesday, 7 August 2012

QSG : Medallion Quilt Report

On Saturday the 21st of July, Margaret Sampson George spoke for the Quilt Study Group of NSW about Medallion or Frame Quilts. There were 68 in the audience in the Target Theatre at the Powerhouse Museum to hear Margaret Sampson George talk about her introduction to sewing and quilting, her love of medallion quilts and then to see examples of her work and those of her students. 

Margaret discussed the historic reasons for the popularity of medallion quilts, the development of fabrics from the 1500s on (especially the quilt centres based on pastoral, floral, military or commemorative panels) and the importance of medallions for commemorating important dates in the makers’ lives.

For members of  The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. there will be a lengthier report on this event and further photos in the next edition of The Template.

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