Tuesday, 3 June 2014

20th Anniversary Seminar of The Quilt Study Group of Australia

 Flyer for the 20th Anniversary Seminar

20 years ago the Quilt Study Group of Australia was formed.  In that time there have been seven QSGA seminars run in Australia.

To celebrate this anniversary, the next Quilt Study Group of Australia seminar will be held from
9.30am to 5pm on Sunday the 6th and Monday the 7th of July 2014

Seven outstanding quiltmakers and practitioners will speak on Sunday on a wide-variety of topics  including keynote speaker Di Ford, who will be talking about 19th Century Inspirations in Quiltmaking.

 Margaret Rolfe, founder of the Quilt Study Group of Australia is the guest speaker at the Seminar dinner on Sunday night.

On Monday, quilts will be uncovered as four well-known quiltmakers reveal their collections.

Registration forms are available for download at

19th Century inspired Quilt Made by Key Note Speaker: Di Ford

Speakers on Sunday 6 July :
  • Di Ford : Key Note Speaker 19th Century Inspirations in Quiltmaking 
Afficiondo of Antique Quilts and early (1970's) trailblazer within the quilting industry of Australia
  • Gail Walker :  Greenmount Cemetery - an Early Inspiration for Baltimore Album Quilts
Re creator of Baltimore Album-style Quilts since the 80's, and currently studying  Mourning Quilts from the Victorian era
  • Nonie Fisher : Retrospective Recollections - A personal journey
An extremely proficient quilter whose story encompasses details of the early beginnings of the quilting movement, groups, guilds, and bees in NSW.
  • Jennifer Palmer : Cataloguing and Caring for  Quilts
Professional curator of Cultural Heritage Exhibitions within the domain of Museums
  • Michelle Watters : The History of the Southern Cross Quilters
Exploring the journeys of members of an online Australian Quilting group 
  • Chris Jones & Margie Creek : The Meigunyah Quilt Project
Hidden treasures from the Archive rooms of an Historical Queensland Home
  • Jessica Wheelahan : Modern Quiltmaking- A different Approach
Exploring the relationship of textiles, art and quiltmaking, whilst referencing Fashion, Modern Art, Design and original creative process.
  • Margaret Rolfe : 20 Years of History : Memories of the Quilt Study Group of Australia
 Founding Convenor of the Quilt Study Group of Australia and Guest Speaker at The 2014 20th Anniversary Dinner.

Please avail yourself of a Registration Form, if intending to attend,  from  australianquiltstudygroups.blogspot.com.au

All quilters and friends are most Welcome!

1 comment:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh the things you can do if you live in Sydney............