Another Quilt Convention
Usually I chuck advertising material straight into the recycle but this one caught my attention, the 2008 Quilt Convention coming up in Melbourne. I went last year and saw so many beautiful examples of women's crafts though it was really, really crowded with enthusiastic quilters. This time the exhibition will include some South African embroidery from the Kopanang Project for village women affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. This group recently received a commission for 13 wall hangings for Oprah Winfrey's South African school for girls.
Another things I noticed in the brochure was a competition to make quilts for 'Under Flynn's Wings' - as it's eighty years on since the commencement of the Flying Doctor Service in Australia's inland. A nice mix of craftwork with the history of the Presbyterian / Uniting Church's national mission to the inland.