The Honour Quilts which myself and other members from Kilmore Quilters have made, will be on display at the Kilmore Memorial Hall on Sunday 19th April as part of a larger historical exhibition.
As posted previously, each participant received a few blocks per month with the name and history of a soldier attached. You could use those names or research your own family friends/members.
|My version of the completed Honour Quilt.|
During the past week, my Husband and I took our children to the Melbourne Museum. There was an exhibition of WWI careers (for want of a better word). Victorians were featured. Profiled were soldiers, nurses, women factory workers, surgeons and then of course, there were weapons and prosthetic limbs. The topic which sparked the most questions from the children were about the plaster face masks/moulds and the before/after photos of the soldiers who were disfigured by ammunition. The exhibition was very confronting and emotional.
Quilt #4 of 12 for completion this year.