Our 2016 raffle quilt is 'Rousillon' - you can read about its making and naming below.
The raffle will be drawn at the close of our 2016 Quilt Show, on Sunday 10th April. Tickets are available from Fairholme members, at the show (8 - 9 April 2016).
They are $2 each, or 3 tickets for $5. Proceeds will go to Studio ARTES Northside.
We do not have facilities for purchasing tickets online, but you can order tickets by mailing this form with your cheque or money order to
Fairholme Quilters Incor email:
PO Box 942
Pennant Hills NSW 2120
The quiltWork on the quilt starts more than a year in advance of show - choosing a design, fabrics, allocating tasks, coordinating a timeframe that allows for quilting, and selling of the tickets is no small task.
|Unpacking the fabrics|
|A glimpse of the toile backing|
Our group is also fortunate that one of our members, Jo-Ann Phillips, is a professional long-arm quilter who offered to quilt an edge to edge design, as her contribution to the quilt. After several months' work, the last seam was sewn, the quilting was done, and the quilt was bound - finished!
During the year, in planning for the 2016 Quilt Show we had invited a local supported art studio at which several textile artists make a range of beautiful art, to be our guest exhibitors. Studio ARTES will also be the beneficiaries of our quilt raffle.
The final task was to name the quilt. Thinking about connections with France, we took advice from a friend of a friend living in the south of France and interested in textiles. We were delighted with her suggestion of naming the quilt for the village of Rousillon in the Vaucluse Department.
Janice has visited Rousillon twice, and agrees that it is indeed one of the most beautiful villages in France. Built on deposits of ochre mined for dye used in the textile industry, most of the village buildings are painted red ... a lovely coincidence with the colours of our quilt.
|The village of Rousillon is in a lavender |
growing region, in the Vaucluse Department
|Rousillon is famous for its red-painted buildings|
|A beautiful Rousillon door|
|Red ochre deposits around Rousillon - the region is |
sometimes referred to as the Grand Canyon of France.
Thanks to Janice, for your spectacular photos of Rousillon.