It should prove to be an interesting snapshot of women’s lives in 2011


The Bacchus Marsh block
represented the iconic
Avenue of Honour

There was an article about this projest in Australian Homespun Yearbook magazine, No. 92 Vol. 12 No. 1.

It started in Maleny, Queensland.  Eight suitcases, one for each State, headed off at the end of 2010 for a one year journey within the State, to be passed from group to group, friend to friend, each adding a 10 1/2" square 'quilt-as-you-go' style.  The cases have gone back to Maleny for the blocks to be assembled and added to a large centrepiece with a map of Australia which will show all the towns that participated.

The project will raise funds for charities such as UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women).

The quilt and accompanying diaries will eventually reside in the National Museum, Canberra.

It then went on to Ballarat and Horsham and then .....


NOTE:  The request was for Friendship blocks as well as town representations




The Geelong block depicts
Eastern Beach and two of the
many painted bollards