Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Quilt Study Group etc

This email arrived recently from the Quilt Study Group............

"As you already know, the Frederica replica is currently on show at Old Government House Parramatta. What you may not realise is that the original coverlet is also on show - a rare treat since it is now quite fragile. The two coverlets are displayed so that authenticity of the replica can be appreciated."
 Here are the two coverlets - original on the right. I and several of my friends have blocks we made included in the replica
 Also in the email is info about some workshops you can do in January at Old Government House in Parramatta...................
Quilting Workshops – How the ‘Frederica Coverlet was Made'
Come and enjoy a couple of hours with the women who re-created our famous Frederica Josephson coverlet (C.1850). You will learn how the coverlet was made with the paper piecing method. You will also get an ‘up close and personal’ viewing of the original coverlet and the reproduction recently made by members of the Quilter's Guild of NSW.
Where: Old Government House, Parramatta Park, enter via Pitt St, Parramatta NSW 2150

When: Tuesday 22nd an Thursday 24th January. Two sessions each day 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

Cost: $10 per person - includes materials, kit and viewing of the original and replica ‘Frederica’ coverlets

Bookings Essential – ph 02 9635 819 or ogh@nationaltrust.com.au

Numbers: Limited to 10 per session.
ALSO in the email was news about a very special friend of mine. Lyn Dennis will be the guest speaker at the first meeting of the QSG next year.............
The first meeting of the Quilt Study Group of NSW for 2013
Date: March 9th
Where: Powerhouse Museum in the Charles Kerry Room room on 5th Floor. (Numbers are limited to 30. Please advise Sandra Lyons if you intend coming)
Speaker: Lyn Dennis will be talking about the Rachel-Kay-Shuttleworth collection in Gawthorpe Hall in Burnley UK which she visited last year.
The pattern for Chocolate Stars is available here.
Makes up to a double bed size quilt with lots of foundation piecing.
Easy flying geese too! Just the thing for some holiday sewing.

Hope all the shopping's going well and you're not too stressed!


  1. What a treat to see both quilts. I love the hexagon with the 2 red diamonds, they really stand out. Those workshops would be wonderful to attend. Your Chocolate Stars quilt looks good enough to eat!! Talking of food I've decided your faux Wedding Ring quilt looks like Whoopie Pies.

  2. hello Chris, the new quilt is beautiful. I have had my Reproduction Beauties quilted now so when it is bound I'll come to Hobbysew to show you. regards Debi

  3. Hi Chris, Wishing you,Bob and your Blog followers all a very Merry Christmas. We all look forward Chris, to another pleasant and inspirational year watching you create great quilts. Cheers