I was lucky enough to be able to attend my applique group's meeting again today and the standard of work is incredible as always. The group is so popular that you have to book in 2 weeks before the meeting date and all the places are usually taken within 2 hours of them being opened for bookings. There are many award winning quilters who are also members so we see many fabulous quilts and tops.
The first one is a Di Hall design, known as Phoebe, but I was unable to hear who the quilter was who made the quilt. The next 2 quilts were made by Bev Bannard and they were stunning. The first one is a replica of an antique quilt she saw in a book and the original quilt also had one green block. The second one is a replica of the Mary Manakee quilt from the DAR Museum of Washington DC.
The lovely house quilt was made by Dorothy but sadly I didn't catch her last name.
The Jane Austen quilt was made by Rosalee Clark and she designed the quilt based on an original quilt made by Jane Austen and possibly her mother and sister. Rosalee designed a pattern for the quilt and it is now sold at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath UK as well as here in Australia. Rosalee gave a very interesting talk about how she obtained permission to replicate the quilt and the difficulty she had in finding photos of the entire quilt.
It was a lovely day spent with like-minded quilters and it was lovely to catch up with old friends again. I also made some good progress on my hand-piecing so I will have more to show very soon.
Hugs, Jan Mac