Tuesday 28 November 2023

Lions Club Donation

 The Lions Club of Quilters, Victoria is trying to raise money to buy and protect Australian Quilts for the future. 

They are having an International Challenge as a way of raising some money and spreading the word. Another thing I did before I went to Europe was to make a challenge quilt for them.

I made a Coral Reef quilt, it was relatively small, 40cm x 40 cm which is just under 16 inches square.

The Coral Reef

The Exhibition of the quilts will be travelling around the world in 2024 and 2025. The exhibition will be called Our World-Coming Together.

Here are a couple of detail photos of my little quilt.

The people involved have been working hard on the project, hopefully they will receive the support that they need.

I thought I was finished making my coral reef quilts because I am really enjoying making my improv contemporary pieced quilts but the challenge for the European Patchwork Meeting in France next year is called Ocean.

The size is quite large, 80cm wide and 120 cm long ( 31" wide x 47" high) . I have a few projects on my list do to as well as having an exhibition of my work early next year, so I will have to see if I can get one done. I suppose I could try making all the components on a bigger scale! That might be quicker and will be different too!

Bye for now,


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I always like your coral reef quilts and this one in particular caught my eye. So many little details went into it! It would be wonderful if you could design another one for the Ocean challenge although the size they require might be fun to accomplish. I'm sure you can!
An exhibition of your work early next year? How I wish I could see it!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Magpie Mumblings, now my commitments are over for the year, I have some time to get some sewing done. I really want to make a new work for my exhibition next year, in fact I plan to try some ideas out today. Fingers crossed that it works!