AUSTRALIAN QUILT MUSEUM

The Lions Club of Quilters Victoria has been working very diligently towards their goal of establishing The Australian Quilt museum Preservation and public access to a significant and quality collection of work is their key priority. The Australian Quilt Museum will initially celebrate our quilt history from 1939 onwards. The quilts acquired will be comprehensively catalogued, documented and stored in museum quality conditions until a permanent museum location is established. The first step, in this huge initiative, was to begin to acquire quilts. Last Saturday, the 3rd of March, I had the honour of being the guest speaker at their 'Meet the Maker' day. At the conclusion of my talk, it was

GIRGARRE - Small Town Transformation

Over the past 12 months I have been working with the members of the Girgarre Quilters Guild to produce 5 large wall hangings depicting the past, the present and the future of Girgarre. This huge undertaking has been funded by Regional Arts Victoria's Small towns Transformations project. Initially a series of workshops were held based on colour choices and design elements, fabric painting and different landscape techniques. The local community have been very involved in providing information about the town and have been a wonderful support throughout the time spent working on the quilts. A team of 4 or 5 quilters were assigned to each panel and the quilts are nearing completion. They will

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