Fairholme Quilters 2014 Quilt Show: raffle quilts

Fairholme Quilters made two quilts to be raffled at our 2014 Quilt Show, on 4th - 5th April.

Proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Association Action for Mental Health, supporting people with mental health problems and their carers in our local area.

The Kensington Quilt - designed by Val Nadin. Pieced 
by Val Nadin, and Fairholme Quilters members. 
Custom machine quilted by JoAnn Phillips (Quiltwise).
227 cm x 2 cm (91" x 108")

The centre panel and border fabrics are reproductions of John Hewson's designs, from the John Hewson Winterthur Museum collection, produced by Andover Fabrics in 2011. John Hewson was a renowned calico printer living and working in Kensington, Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Philadelphia Museum of Art holds this bedcover made by his wife, Zibiah, using John Hewson’s woodblock printed fabric.

Centre medallion detail of The Kensington Quilt. 

Marmalade - designed by Elizabeth Hartman 
(Oh Fransson!), machine pieced by 
Fairholme Quilters Tuesday Night Group. 
Machine quilted by Christy Wang (Quilting Treasures), 
who generously donated the wool batting.
80 cm x 230 cm (72" x 92")

Elizabeth designed and made Marmalade as a raffle quilt for the first national QuiltCon, held in Austin, Texas in February 2013, by the Modern Quilt Guild, of which she was a founding member. The pattern was included as a gift in the delegates registration, and was released  for sale immediately following this highly successful event.

The back of Marmalade incorporates a pieced panel,
echoing the pieced shapes on the front.

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