Monday, March 4, 2019

Quilt Study Group talk by Dr Annette Gero on Saturday 9 March 2019

The first QSG of NSW talk for 2019 is titled “War and Pieced.-. Extraordinary Geometric Masterpieces and Appliquéd Quilts made from Military Fabrics” and will be given by Dr. Annette Gero. She will talk about her spectacular and now famous collection of complex geometric masterpieces and appliquéd quilts made from military fabrics. The talk will take place at 2pm on the 9th of March at The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street in Millers Point. 

Annette’s blockbuster exhibition of quilts, "War and Pieced", has just returned from Broadway in New York where 55,000 people attended the display at the American Folk Art Museum. All were made by men however nobody knows why these quilts were made and how men managed to sew them in such magnificent style. Many have up to 25,000 pieces in a quilt. Some quilters have even started sewing their own replicas of them!!!

The exhibition, “War and Pieced.-. Extraordinary Geometric Masterpieces and Appliquéd
 Quilts made from Military Fabrics” is going to be on display at The Cowra Regional Art Gallery from the 16th February to 28th April 2019.  This is a wonderful chance to hear about the mystery of the makers, the fabrics and designs as well as the sewing techniques used in making these quilts before going to see the exhibition. Even if you can't get there Annette will give a detailed talk about the collection and the design of these magnificent quilts, and show us some of her quilts.  If you have anything similar at home please bring it along.

Please encourage everyone you know who is interested in quilting to come along to the Quilt Study Group of NSW talks. The Glover Cottages is a beautiful light-filled venue for the talks and it is an easy walk through The Rocks area from either Wynyard or Circular Quay train stations. Quilt NSW guild members pay $5, non-guild members pay $10. Afternoon tea is provided and the talks start at 2pm. Check the Quilt NSW website or the latest Template Newsletters for more details.

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