Friday, December 30, 2011

Talk on Australia's Quilt Heritage by Annette Gero in April 2012 for the National Trust of NSW

A National Trust lecture on quilts by Annette Gero will take place in Heritage Week 2012. It will be an illustrated talk and cover Australia's quilt heritage and the history of the women who made them.
Start Date
Saturday 21 April 2012
Start Time
10:30:00 AM
End Date
Saturday 21 April 2012
End Time
11:30:00 AM
Name of Event *
Parramatta Lecture Series 2012: The Fabric of Society : Australia's quilt heritage and the history of the women who made them. An illustrated talk by Annette Gero
Venue Name *
Northcott Conference and Function Centre
Venue Address *
1 Fennell Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Organising Property/Committee/Branch *
Parramatta Properties with Friends of OGH & EFC

Event Description *
The Parramatta Lecture Series 2012 will highlight the history of women's work in its many facets, with a focus on colonial times. 
Dr Annette Gero, historian and author of “The Fabric of Society - Australia's Quilt Heritage from Convict Times to 1960” has been documenting and collecting quilts since 1982. She curated a stunning exhibition shown at Old Government House in 2000.
The thread that holds this patchwork of Australian history together is that every story told includes the making of a quilt. Each story draws on women's memories, diaries, their letters to relatives, official records, newspaper and magazine articles reflecting the current domestic influences.
Annette will bring along some quilts to illlustrate the talk and will be selling copies of her book.

What is on offer?
·         talk/lecture
·         food/drinks included in ticket price
Cost *
Paid Event
Non Members
Bookings essential *
Yes - see for details or phone 02 9635 8149
Tickets essential *
Event suitable for:
·         Adults

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