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Heidelberg’s Busy Bee Signature Quilt, 1895-96

8 March @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 26 April 2020

$5

During 1895-96, a Busy Bee group in Heidelberg, Victoria, made a signature quilt to raise funds for their local Scots Church. Contributors embroidered names or other identifiers on the cotton squares. The Busy Bees pieced the squares together. The quilt testifies to their church and family connections as well as their community, business, government and social networks in Heidelberg, Prahran, Williamstown and elsewhere. This intriguing exhibition, commended in the 2019 Victorian Community History Awards, tells the story of the making and survival of the quilt.

Details

Date:
8 March
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.heidelberghistoricalsociety.com.au/hhs/quilt.php

Organiser

Heidelberg Historical Society Inc.
Phone:
03 9455 2130
Email:
heidelberg.historical.society@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.heidelberghistoricalsociety.com.au

Venue

Old Heidelberg Court House
Corner Jika Street and Park Lane
Heidelberg, VIC 3084 Australia
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Phone:
03 9455 2130
Website:
http://www.heidelberghistoricalsociety.com.au