Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Annette Gero talk for the National Trust Parramatta on 11th August 2012

 
UNFORTUNATELY THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. IT WILL BE HELD AT A FUTURE DATE TO BE DETERMINED BY THE NATIONAL TRUST PARRAMATTA IN 2013.

The Fabric of Society: the story of our ancestors told through the quilts they made, both men and women.
 A talk by expert historian and passionate collector of historic Australian quilts, Dr. Annette Gero.
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 historic Australian quilts since 1982. She curated a stunning exhibition shown at Old Government House in 2000. 

The thread that holds the patchwork of Australian history together is that every story told includes the making of a quilt. Each story draws on women's and men's memories, diaries, their letters to relatives, official records, and newspaper and magazine articles reflecting current domestic influences. Surprisingly, it has recently been uncovered that many men made quilts, both during the wars and during the Depression. Some wonderful examples will be shown. In addition, on display during the talk will be an exact replica of a coverlet held in the National Trust collection. The original was made by Frederica Josephson and the replica was beautifully recreated by The Quilt Study Group of NSW. Dr Gero has found out some exciting new stories about the maker of the coverlet.
Replica of the Frederica Josephson coverlet

Dr Gero will have copies of her book "The Fabric of Society - Australia's Quilt Heritage from Convict Times to 1960” ( which is fast running out)  for sale (cash or cheque only please).
Saturday 11 August, from 2.30 pm
Parramatta National Trust
Burnside Public School Hall, Masons Drive, North Parramatta 
Talk begins at 2.30,   $5 donation
Free parking is available.

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