Friday, March 25, 2011

Fun Friday

Here is a snapshot of a day in the life of a quilt shop.

We were visited today by the Quilt Study Group which is a sub-committee of the NSW Quilter's Guild, and they were on a mission.  Looking for fabrics to make a replica of the Frederica Josephson's Quilt.  This quilt is owned by the National Trust Australia and was made around 1850-60, in Longueville in Sydney.  So we feel quite attached to it as a "local" treasure.  The Quilt Study Group is making a replica of the quilt, as it is very fragile, so that the National Trust can display it.  What a wonderful project, which Quiltsmith supports.  To see more information please go to

This is the the start of the the "period correct" fabric selection.  Then the discussions started.

The piles of fabrics grew,

and grew.

This is very exacting fabric purchasing.

There is a great photo of the Frederica Josephson's quilt in Annette Gero's book, " Quilts in Society", which we have in the shop.

We also had a Lynne Alchin class.  For those of you who don't know Lynne here she is standing in front of her Elizabeth Medallion quilt.

Her Friday class is a very industrious one.

They make beautiful quilts.  Here is the start of Elizabeth's Princess Feather quilt.

Here is a new quilt from Sue Ross (this class was on Sunday).  Yum.

Finally here are my last two Civil War Blocks, London Square.



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