Thursday, August 30, 2012

Updated details for Dr Annette Gero and Karen Fail talk on 12th September 2012

The Powerhouse Museum is organising to have Aunt Clara's quilt and their military quilt at the the How the Power of Quilting Connects Communities seminar on the 12th of September 2012. They are the subject of talks that Karen Fail and Dr Annette Gero are giving at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre at Castle Hill.
See the previous entry in May 2012 for details of this event. The programme is available at

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Annette Gero talk for the Nepean District Historical Society on 11th September 2012012

In conjuction with the Nepean District Historical Society's Library History Week display Dr Annette Gero will be giving a talk on Australia's quilt heritage and exhibiting some of the antique quilts featured in her book "The Fabric of Society: Australia's Quilt Heritage from convict times to 1960".

As part of their Antique Quilt Roadshow, they invite participants to bring along their own antique quilts, which Dr Gero will be happy to assess on the day.

When: Tuesday 11th September 2012
Where: Library Theatrette Penrith Civic Centre
Cost: $5 including light refreshments.
Bookings essential on 4732 7891

For more details see

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dianne Finnegan QSG of NSW talk on Saturday 15th September at Elizabeth Bay House

This talk for the Quilt Study Group of NSW will take place at 2pm on Saturday the 15th September 2012 at Elizabeth Bay House, 7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay.
Elizabeth Bay House. Photograph (c) Patrick Bingham Hall
Dianne Finnegan has made quilts for nearly thirty years and along the way has been president of The Quilters' Guild NSW for the Bicentenary, exhibited internationally, curated exhibitions, explored the history of Australian quilts, written books and articles, fundraised, and travelled around the world teaching.
Currently, she is working with the Historic Houses Trust on their Soft Furnishings Project, restoring and replicating textiles at Elizabeth Bay House. 
For this event, Dianne will give her presentation on the Soft Furnishings Project followed by afternoon tea. Then there will be a guided tour of the house by one of the regular guides and a tour of the textiles with Dianne.
Entry to Elizabeth Bay House will be half price for this event  - $4 or Concession - $2; Members of HHT- Free. There is also a fee to the Quilt Study Group of NSW for the talk. This is $5 for  Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc. Members and $15 for non-Guild members.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. Please email Karen Fail at  to secure a place at this event.
You are advised not to bring your car. For details on how to get to Elizabeth Bay House, see