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(Moonee Valley Community News)
QUILTING is making a huge comeback, according to Essendon Quilters convener Robyn Falloon. The quilters are working hard in the lead-up to an exhibition at Moonee Ponds’ Incinerator Arts Complex, from April 4-6. Ms Falloon says she is simultaneously working on 16 quilts, but that is nothing unusual.

The addictive, age-old craft is making a comeback among young people, she believes. “It’s huge and it’s lovely to see young people getting involved, so there’s a future in quilting.” Ms Falloon, who started quilting in 1990, has previously held the office of Victorian Quilters state guild president.

She says April’s exhibition will feature more than 150 works, including some featured in the Windows of the World Challenge. “This challenge brought together 20 small quilts from Essendon and 20 from Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild, Jamestown, New York. “The Essendon collection was sent to the US in June last year and was exhibited in September at the Chautauqua Fall Festival, which attracts huge numbers of visitors. “The entire collection of 40 quilts arrived back in Essendon recently and will be on show at our Treasure Trove exhibition.”

Essendon Quilters also contributed to a “Vintage Treasure” quilt, which will be raffled to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Details: Robyn, 0428310043.

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