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1930 American Quilt Arcadian Quilting
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! The shops are already bursting at the seams with Christmas fare … the overseas mail is also into the swing with parcels, cards and those collectable Christmas stamps.

The Carols can be heard wherever we go! I wonder if Meredith Willson had any idea how popular her Christmas song would become when she wrote ” It’s beginning to look like Christmas” in 1951?

The quilting members recently enjoyed several lovely surprises (a bit like Christmas) when we were shown two 1930’s quilts, both belonging to one of our members. Having once lived in America she was able to buy and add these two amazing quilts to her private collection.

The first quilt is made from embroidered blocks, each representing a State of America (50 states at that time) and the second quilt is called a Dresden Plate quilt. Both are handmade and hand-quilted.

Another group member proudly showed her ‘hand-pieced’ Hexi-Quilt, a true labour-of-love, 3 years in the making and quilted by Sue Olma.

Hexi Quilt Arcadian Quilting

Normal life goes on around the planning and preparation for Christmas and we next look forward to seeing Andrea Blackford from the Assistance Dogs Australia Team and her Ambassador dog Bella at our meeting on 29th November when we will present quilts to her for children who will receive an Assistance Dog as a support to their lives. We are proud to be able to add in a small way to the wellbeing of children with difficulties.

May we wish each of you a very merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Let’s see 2024 as an open-door to a better future for all! For further information please call Carole on 9894 7749.

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