In her lecture "Primarily Quilts ... 19th Century Inspirations", well known Australian quilt designer Di Ford will talk about her life as a quilter. She will cover the early days of the quilting phenomenon which started in Australia in the late 1970s, and which is still so popular today.
She will tell us how she started one of the first quilt shops in Melbourne, "Primarily Patchwork" and her journey since.
Di has a great love for the look of antique quilts and she takes much joy in creating quilts that look like they belong to an era long ago. She also enjoys teaching others how to create their own heirlooms.
Sixteen of her beautiful quilt patterns have been assembled in her first book for Quiltmania - "Primarily Quilts". Di has also started a Mystery Quilt project for them. As they say on their website “After the international success of her first book, Primarily Quilts, featuring projects inspired by 19th century quilts, we asked Di Ford to launch this project with us. It should keep you on tenterhooks for the best part of 2014!”