Sew Hip 32 – September 2011

The new issue of Sew Hip is out now – Issue 32, dated September 2011.

The group project to design a leaf block using Oakshott fabrics is shown, assembled and beautifully machine quilted (not by me!), on the front cover. My block is the bottom right. Instructions on putting the blocks together and making up the quilt are inside.

Also in this issue is my article on “Roses from the Heart” – telling the story of Christina Henri’s amazing determination to amass over 25,000 embroidered bonnets as a tribute to the women transported to Australia in the 19th century.

One Response to “Sew Hip 32 – September 2011”

  1. Christina Henri says:

    Hullo to the Sew Hip staff,

    Thank you for including an article about Roses from the Heart(R) in Issue 32. I am so excited to have reached over 20,000 bonnet tributes to Australia’s convict women. Only a little over 5,000 to go. The total number of bonnets I need is 25,566 and recently a group of women in Australia set as their task to make 66 bonnets for me so that I could say to myself that I have the last 66 bonnets completed.

    The bonnets that have come in from all over the world are incredible. So diverse and so beautifully created and designed.

    I had hoped to be at this year’s ‘Festival of Quilts’ at the NEC in Birmingham but I am completing my PhD at present and I am unable to travel to England. I certainly hope to be back at the festival in 2012. In the meantime Andrew Salmon, the director of the ‘Festival of Quilts’, has offered to provide a Collection Bin for the bonnets which will be near the Registration Point. When you go in you turn right and it is in the far corner. So anyone who has a bonnet for Roses from the Heart(R) and would like to drop it off this is the place to leave it. Many thanks and agin, thank you to Sew Hip for the inclusion of the Roses from the Heart(R) story in Issue 32.

    Thank YOU, Christina Henri

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