If you live in Sydney or plan to visit towards the end of March, you might like to put this date in your diary:
Sunday March 27th, 2011
2:30 - 4:30pm
2:30 - 4:30pm
Antique Quilts 'Big Day Out'
Northbridge Bowling Club
The Outpost, Northbridge, NSW
(click here to view a map)
You are invited to bring along 1 or 2 old quilts for show and tell, or just come along to enjoy others share their antique quilts. It's an informal afternoon to enjoy seeing some great old quilts and hearing the stories behind their acquisition.
Special guest will be Dr. Annette Gero, who will be selling and signing her book 'Quilts: Fabric of Society'.
As well, I will be there with my collection of antique and vintage quilts, quilt tops and quilt blocks available for purchase.
$15.00 entry includes afternoon tea
(cash only at the door)
All proceeds will go to Merlin a charity who trains doctors and nurses for frontline duty in emergencies and disasters. 96c of every dollar donated to Merlin goes directly to operations.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or
SMS: 0418 221 976
A little background - Meghan, the London-based daughter of the event organiser, will be running in the London Marathon in April, the largest annual fund raising event on the planet - runners have raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981. 100% of the $15 entry fee and 50% of profit from quilt sales on the day will go to Meghan's fund raising effort.
Bernadette and I hope you can join us!