Friday, 20 September 2013

Quilt Study Group : Friendship Quilts

Members of the Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc who are fascinated by the history and concept of Friendship Quilts will be enthused by the upcoming meeting to be held by the Quilt Study Group.

Karen Fail, author of Between Friends - Quilts to Share will talk about the early history of Friendship Quilts and their roles in the lives of quilters.

"Charming Stars"
One of the beautiful quilts to be viewed from her collection will be Karen's own 'Charming Stars', a 'Friendship Quilt' presented to her by other Guild Committee members upon completion of Karen's  term as President of the Guild. 
Like all friendship quilts, the story of this quilt holds its own special meaning. This quilt reminds Karen of the exciting time she spent at the helm of an expanding and creative guild, and her gaining of the new friends with whom she shared her passion. It will always be a special quilt for Karen.

Attendees are invited to bring along their own examples of Friendship Quilts and/or Group and Collaborative quilts to show to the Quilt Study Group members and friends. 
Perhaps there is a "Birthday-block" quilt to bring along, "Round Robin" quilts from a quilt group or family signature-block quilts,  made for a commemorative family moment or celebration.

As always, it will be the story behind the quilt that will have all members fascinated.

Date : Saturday 5 October
Time : 2.00pm - 4.30 pm
Venue : The Target Theatre
             The Powerhouse Museum
Admission Fees : Guild Members $5 and non-Guild members $10

Free entry to The Powerhouse Museum and afternoon tea will be provided.

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