This month we went out to dinner at Lusso’s Italian Restaurant Rouse Hill and also viewed the 1988 Hills Shire Council Australian Bicentenary panels at the Rouse Hill Library entrance.
12 members viewed the banners and were blown away by how great they looked! Bronwyn gave us a commentary on the making and it was very informative. We should be very proud for the members who participated in this arduous endeavour. There was one missing, the “flora” banner. After Bronwyn sent off some inquiring letters, I can report back that the remaining banner has been found and will be re-united with the others on the wall of the staircase leading from the street up to the library. Thank you Bronwyn and Dawn for keeping an eye on what has been going on in the last few years.
Bronwyn has written an explanation and this will also be displayed. Wonderful news!
The dinner was a lovely meal and a very social occasion. Thanks to all who came.
Between 1985 and 1987 Cherrybrook Quilters, with 40 members, were commissioned to make a series of large wall hangings for The Hills Shire Council, as part of Australia’s Bicentenary celebrations. Six panels were designed by local graphic artist Graham Wade, each focusing on a different aspect of the shire, including the people, past and present, activities enjoyed in the shire, significant buildings, transport, flora and fauna. More than 3000 hours of stitching, a great variety of fabrics, threads and techniques were used, to complete the panels. For this contribution to bicentenary celebrations, Cherrybrook Quilters were awarded a silver medallion by The Australian Womens’ Weekly in their “Women Celebrate 88” programme.