19th February 2023
I acknowledge that this quilting bee takes place on Aboriginal land – the Cadigal Wangal people of the Eora are the traditional custodians of the land. And pay my respects to elders past and present.
What to expect for part two:
I invite you to help (re)create, a safe space in which making/sewing/quilting allows us to create connections, and piece together something new. A safe space in which we can share and make something protective.
The aim of the second part of the Quilting is to come together and collectively contribute to sewing together the three layers of the quilt.
As with part one, prior quilting knowledge/skills is not necessary to take part and there is more than one way to contribute: you can help to make this either by taking part in the sewing of the quilt, or telling a story or simply being there or all three.
For those that are unable to attend in-person but would still like to take part, there is the Facebook Group Chat (please let me know if you aren’t on it yet and I will add you) and I will be providing a zoom link this time (the virtual component) to assist in the sharing of stories across virtual and physical spaces.
There is no wrong way to contribute and every contribution is appreciated. All are welcome and the grounds of Frontyard are wheelchair accessible. There are two gender neutral toilets (one is out of order), I don’t know how practical they are for wheel chair access and I apologize for my over sight in regards to this.
There is no requirement to come and stay the duration of the event, staying as long as you are able to is much appreciated.
You don’t have to have gone to the first event to make a valuable contribution.
The quilt will be exhibited at the end of this event and again in August 2023 at Air Space Projects, to which exhibit you are all invited and if the quilt is sold I will be donating the funds to LGBTQ+ youth charity.
In return for your help I would like to offer you a small service of your choosing to show my appreciation for your generosity in helping to make this happen. Your name will also be sewn in/printed onto the quilt so that the people involved in making it will be embedded in it. It is my hope that this will be a kind of magic.
On a final note I would appreciate if you are able to bring with you a gold coin donation to help keep frontyard going, as I will be.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and discuss.
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Thank you everyone who could make it, hand quilting is hard work and I really appreciate all your help (I forgot to take photos before everyone left…),and again I apologise for zoom technical difficulties.