Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saturday 5th October 2013 – Karen Fail talk about Friendship Quilts to the QSG of NSW at The Powerhouse Museum

Friendship quilts provide a lasting memory of shared lives and are a link with quilt makers of the past. Karen Fail, author of Between Friends - Quilts to Share, will talk about the early history of friendship quilts and their role in the lives of quilt makers.

One of Karen's friendship quilts is ‘Charming Stars’. After Karen's term on the guild committee as President ended, she was presented with a wonderful friendship quilt, Charming Stars (172cm x 220cm) (see photo). 'Knowing my busy schedule', Karen explained, 'the committee had not only sewn the blocks together to make the quilt top, but had basted the quilt ready for quilting.'  The quilt is a constant reminder not only of the exciting time she had working for the guild, but of the people who shared her enthusiasm for quilting and became her friends. She will always treasure it.

You are invited to bring along your own friendship or group/collaborative quilts to show the Quilt Study Group of NSW members and friends. These could be made from birthday blocks, to commemorate a special event in your life or made as a Round Robin. Be prepared to tell the story of your special friendship quilt.

The talk will be held on Saturday the 5th October 2013 in The Target Theatre, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney from 2pm to 4.30pm. Fees to come to the talk are: Guild members $5, non-Guild members $10. There is free entry to the Powerhouse Museum and afternoon tea is provided. 

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