Start Date: Friday, 4 June 2021
Finish Date: Monday, 14 June 2021
Finish Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Grenfell Art Gallery, 88 Main Street
Contact: 02 6343 2059
The Grenfell Stitching Group have been meeting for over five years on the 3rd Monday of the month in the Grenfell Hub.
Members are from within 100kms of Grenfell and are dedicated patch workers and quilters who come together to share their knowledge and work on a variety of creative stitching projects including quilts, clothing, home décor, bags and almost anything that can be made with fabric and thread.
Over the past 18 months, during the pandemic, group members turned to their creativity to get them through lockdown and being socially isolated. We used the Grenfell Stitching Group Facebook page and group messages to stay in touch and keep each other inspired.
This time has seen a resurgence in the creative arts with virtual classrooms and tutorials on platforms like You Tube and Zoom allowing us to continue to learn and create individual works of textile art.
Normally, the group host a Quilt Show and Soup Kitchen as part of the Henry Lawson Festival with proceeds in the past donated to community groups such as Lilier Lodge and Care West. This year the group has completed a quilt designed by Katja Marek called The New Hexagon. Each member English paper pieced several hexagons to contribute 52 to the project. They were then joined together and quilted by the group to create the spectacular red, white and black quilt on display. We are now offering this quilt as a special raffle prize with proceeds again donated back to the community. Tickets on sale in the Gallery.
Please enjoy SEWN IN – textile creativity during lockdown.