are coming to Perth as guests of the West Australian Quilters Association.
Who are they? – In a nutshell, men who are also master appliqué artists. They are Egyptians who are attempting to maintain their centuries old craft of appliquéd panels which lined the insides of their tents.
What will they do here? – They will present 2 one day interactive sessions where we can see how they work and experience their techniques that are centuries old by recreating one of their designs in the same way they do it.
When will this happen? – 30th and 31st July for the interactive sessions. More information on these will be in the next issue of the Quilters Quarterly.
2nd August: There will also be an evening of hearing their interpreter talk about their skills, their need to keep this tradition alive, and how they have managed to keep their incomes from disappearing due to modern copies. At the same time see them working as well as viewing an exhibition of their work which will also be for sale.
There will be more details on this in the Quilters Quarterly, including your invitation to attend the evening event.
Please mark your diaries now.