Retrospective - Braidwood Quilt Event 2017
Braidwood Airing of the Quilts &
Indoor Competition & Exhibition 2017
An amazing, versatile and very beautiful collection of quilted pieces of art, were spectacularly displayed. This year Quilts were received from Queensland, Victoria, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood and 2622 region, Batemans Bay, Nowra and beyond.
The return of the Indoor Competition and Exhibition was welcomed by many our thanks to June Weatherstone, her helpers and the BQI members and their families who assisted in set up/down of the theatre.
The Airing of the Quilts displayed many varied styles of quilting and as always very spectacular, our thanks to the Braidwood businesses and building owners for their assistance.
In addition there were many quilts displayed in vacant buildings and privately by a number of businesses such as the Braidwood Pharmacy and Braidwood Antique Store.
This year there were two additional events
- Firstly - the exhibition of heirloom quilts in the Braidwood Court House and
- Secondly - one of Australia’s leading textile artists, Lisa Walton, conducted classes over 4 days at the Braidwood Servicemen’s Club. The classes were enjoyed by all and Lisa hopes to return and hold classes in July.
Braidwood Quilters will continue to meet between 10 and 3 on Wednesdays at the Scout Hall for a friendly chat and quilting away. The door is open, come and join (and you can become a member later - we are sure you would want to participate.
Lois McKenzie - free form machine embroidery
The popular workshop is on again starting last week in March.
What do we do?
- We organise the annual Braidwood Quilt Event and the famous Airing of the Quilts
- We hold the Braidwood Quilters mid-year Country Luncheon
- We plan monthly community quilt workshops
- We get together every Wednesday for sewing, fun and goss
- Our members support worthy projects
- We travel quilts to support other quilting organisations
- We initiate and participate in “fusion events” which cross over into other areas of the arts
Become a Member
- like friendship and creativity,
- enjoy the company of like minded people,
- appreciate support from your peers and happy to support others,
- would like to learn or further your skills and techniques or
- would be happy to mentor others,
- love rich fabrics and love creating timeless quilts,
then Braidwood Quilters is the right group for you.
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