April

I feel like I have been so busy, but, don’t seem to have much to show for it.

The patchwork group Iam a member of, had an Easter Exhibition. I entered three of my quilts, and also entered the challenge section. The Challenge was to use some or all of two pieces of the fabrics participants were given, and make a wallhanging around the theme, which was ‘Lighting up Bendigo’s Icons’. I chose to Depict Father Henry Backhaus, who came to Bendigo in the Gold mining Era. On the wallhanging I have shown him overlooking his tent chapel, the precursor to St. Killians Church which he founded.

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The ‘Open Book’ reads ‘In April 1852, a gentle faced man with auburn hair falling to his shoulders, rode down Bendigo Valley. He was George Henry Backhaus. He soon endeared himself to diggers of all creeds, on the gold fields’

Machine embroidery, pencil, fabric marker, raw edge applique.

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