Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A Somerset sojourn

This June Somerset Patchwork is going on a sojourn to Brisbane 
to visit the Quilts from the Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
29th - 30th June

The exhibition 'Quilts 1700-1945' is on show at the Queensland Art Gallery
from 15th June - 22nd September.

Would you like to join Karen and Sue on Saturday 29th June for a guided tour of these outstanding quilts and
visit the original 'King George III reviewing the Troops' as shown above?
Other attractions at the gallery include 'The Rajah quilt' 1841, on loan from the National Gallery of Australia
and a selection of quilts from Ruth Stonely, a well known Brisbane quilter.

After visiting the gallery Saturday morning, there will be an afternoon and evening of stitching 
followed by a full day of fun and activity on Sunday 30th June.

Karen and Sue will bring along their large collection of English style quilts for 'Show and Tell' 
along with a sewing project for you to work on during the day on Sunday.

The cost of the weekend will be $250 - 
this cost will cover entry to the Queensland Art Gallery with a guided tour Saturday morning, 
stitching Saturday afternoon and evening with Karen and Sue. 
On Sunday we will have a small project for you to sew using our traditional hand piecing techniques. 
A fully catered lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

The event will be held at the Riverside Hotel, Southbank, Brisbane - a short walk to the gallery, 
city centre and other attractions along the Brisbane River. 
The hotel has accommodation available and also provides on site parking for visitors.

For more information please contact the shop 03 9807 3399,
 visit here to download a booking form or send us an email!

Sue and I would love to see you there!


  1. Gosh I would love to go! My parents are from India, so historic quilts of that style are especially appealing! The flight from California is a killer though!

    1. Sue and I would love you to come, but I do understand about the distance problem! Maybe the quits will travel to the USA one day. :)

  2. I hope so! Of course, this might be the excuse I've always needed to finally visit Australia.... ��

  3. I visited the V & A exhibition in London in 2010. The quilts are not to be missed! What a great opportunity that they are coming to Australia.