August 28th General Meeting Speaker GLORIA LOUGHMAN

Our August guest speaker is Gloria Loughman from Bellarine Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia.

Gloria’s initiation into the world of patchwork occurred nearly 30 years ago when she was recovering from a course of chemotherapy for breast cancer. After completing some studies in design and colour as part of a Diploma of Art in 1996, Gloria began to make  large vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush after having the opportunity to travel to many unique and fascinating parts of our continent,  What began as a therapy developed into a passion which has given Gloria the opportunity to travel the world exhibiting her quilts, teaching classes and meeting lots of wonderful people.

Gloria is presenting her lecture:

The Quilted Landscape – Have you thought about making a quilt to capture your memories of a special place. Perhaps a wonderful holiday destination, a view from your lounge window or a memory of a special place from childhood. No matter what the inspiration, creating a landscape quilt is an achievable project. The process combines making decisions about design and colour choices as well as incorporating accurate construction techniques. This lecture and power point presentation will focus on these components, solving the mystery of where to begin.

Check out Gloria’s website