Following our AGM in August, we now have a new committee in place:
- Jen Mitchell as President,
- Kaylene Wilson as Vice president,
- Liz Dyer as Treasurer
- Vireya Jacquard as Secretary
- Helen Irving & Madeline Fernbach as committee members.
Life membership was conferred on Jan Watson.
New revised guidelines for our Quilts of Love as well as labels for them have been posted under the quilts of love menu.
Following the successful quilters challenge exhibition with MADE the viewer’s choice of best quilt of the exhibition was awarded to Suellen Crouch.
Trish Lemon is coordinator of the ‘O’ birthday quilts and fat quarters. Individual members will be contacted about the making of any quilts. We will celebrate Thellie’s 70th birthday with fat quarters. Please read the following for details: Thellie Wilson – O Birthday
Congratulations to Jen Mitchell for her winning entry.
I was very shocked but thrilled to win the Songs of Freedom -Celebrating Democracy Quilting Challenge. This was a joint initiative between the Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureke (MADE) and Ballarat Quilters Inc, part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration. The quilt called Freedom’s spirit celebrates a French ancestor, in the Du Rieu line, Esclarmonde de Montesgur, a young noblewoman turned freedom fighter who died at Montesgur, the last stand of the Cathars in 1244. — at Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.