I know it has been a while since we saw February, but, you know me, I love doing our blog, but don't have a particular schedule in mind as to when to do it! We did have a March get together as well, where much of importance was discussed, and I will tell you all about our upcoming, exciting events, after I tell you all about our fab Feb day.
Pam Hammer was our wonderful guest speaker. She gave us a lovely talk about how The Geelong National Wool Museum has taken on the job of re-launching the Australian Quilt Register. The aim of this register is to keep a record of everyday Australian quilts, and Pam encouraged all of us to go to the register and put up a photo of a quilt or two, or more. I will explain how this is done in a separate post. As Pam says, the old register had not been kept up to date and it is time we recorded the types of quilts were have made and are making now for future generations. Pam is a volunteer =, who has taken on this huge job, and we thank her very much. Many of us brought along an older quilt to show Pam the type of work we have been doing over the years
Pam also brough along this quilt which had been donated to the collection in Geelong. It is 44 x 45 inches in size and is made up of 1,980 suffolk puffs. According to my efficient note taking it was made in 1980 or 1890.
The quilt belowis another where I lost the plot - however it may be Val with a Therese Hylton quilt. It is, however, very beautiful and once again I apologise.
I have written a note about a beautiful dream catcher quilt made by Simone for her daughter, but I have no photo, so Simone, if you would kindly bring it again, I will make sure it is in our next blog - it is such a magnificent quilt, I simply cannot deprive my loyal reader (s) from viewing it.
As I said, plans were started in March for our May and June meetings. In May, we will be holding our Cuppa for Cancer. There will be our usual, ever popualar lucky dip as well as some great raffle prizes and all preceeds from the trading table will be donated as well. So start saving your change and going though your stashes and patterns for this May event.
June will involve the celbration of our 20th anniversary. It will be a gala event to which all Scquilters are invited. We hope you will come from near and far for this wonderful celebration - more details to come.'
Another reminder - the Waverley Quilt Show will be held on the 2nd-3rd of June at the Mulgrave Community Centre - 255 Wellington Road Mulgrave.
In the meantime we meet next on Wednesday 4th of April. As always, all Scquilters are welcome to join us. See you there,
Your (much) roving reporter