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Share your memories of Moreland and help create the Moreland Quilt

Tamara Russell of CreativeMoreland.com.au will be co-ordinating the creation the Moreland Quilt: a community project collaborating with local business, artists, community groups, neighbourhood houses, schools and age-care facilities.

The project will create a large textile Quilt representing Moreland resident’s cultural diversity, whilst recording the history of participants. The project will record local stories and be designed to represent the culture and history of local residents and businesses through imagery, colour, stitch, fabric and embellishment.

Events will include:

  • Sessions at local neighbourhood houses and parks to stitch and chat;
  • Sessions in Moreland studio spaces, community centres, schools and age care facilities;
  • Uploading participants stories and photographs to the CreativeMoreland blog – send to quilt@creativemoreland.com.au;
  • Posting photos of roads, favourite spaces and colours within Moreland on CreativeMoreland.com.au, Instagram and other social media – #morelandquilt;
  • Geo Caching – placing items, stitch packs, find and stitch challenges and fabric swaps around Moreland for people to find and return to local business drop spots once completed.

The project aims to foster the development of new friendships, networks and collaborations.

  • All Residents of Moreland are invited to participate
  • Moreland Artists are invited to share their creative skills with the design and creation of the quilt.
  • Neighbourhood houses will be hosting sessionsMoreland studios and galleries are invited to host events
  • local business are invited to participate as collection points, display points and with the contribution of materials
  • community groups and religious centres are invited to host and participate in the creation of the quilt
  • craft and creative groups to host and assist with sharing their skills with others at the sessions
  • history groups to assist with the collection of stories, memories and local history
  • libraries and schools are invited to host events
  • age-care facilities are invited to host events with their residents and those living near by.

To participate and be kept up-to-date on all events, information and the creation of the Moreland Quilt:

  • sign up to our mailing list on the left side bar
  • like our Facebook page – facebook.com/MorelandQuilt/
  • like our Instagram feed https://www.instagram.com/morelandquilt/
  • email quilt@creativemoreland.com.au if you would like to offer assistance with the project
    • we are looking for creative groups, studios, galleries, community centres, religious centres, schools and age-care facilities to host events
    • businesses to act as collection points, display points and with the contribution of materials
    • history groups to assist with the collection of stories, memories and local history

Everyone is asked to assist with the promotion of events through their newsletters and notice boards.

 

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