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28 August 2015
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(L-r) Isabelle C, Jordyn C, Jaida W and Anitshka W proudly display their winning secondary quilt

(L-r) Isabelle C, Jordyn C, Jaida W and Anitshka W proudly display their winning secondary quilt

Middle School students have shown their sewing skills by winning awards at the recent Victorian Quilters Inc Quilt Expo held at Melbourne’s Jeff’s Shed.

Students began weekly patchwork sewing sessions at the start of this year, during lunchtimes, with Berwick Campus’ Individual Programs’ teacher Helen Comport.

Ms Comport is the founder of ‘Quilts of Valour Australia Inc’, an organisation which presents quilts to Australian Defence Force service members in recognition of their sacrifice for the country.

Ms Comport said the students were delighted to win the quilting prize, which included pure wool wadding for future quilts.

“The first items made by students were patchwork iPad bags. Then the students made nine patch blocks to make into a quilt with sashing,” she said.

“The students are now learning a more challenging block design which we would like to join into a quilt to award to a veteran on Remembrance Day this year.”

 

Primary Quilt winners (l-r) Grace R and Lucy B

Primary Quilt winners Grace R and Lucy B

More of Primary Quilt team (l-r) Lily B, Chloe M, Flynn W and Stewart H

More of Primary Quilt team (l-r) Lily B, Chloe M, Flynn W and Stewart H

Jaida W with her block which will be presented on Remembrance Day to a veteran

Jaida W with her block which will be presented on Remembrance Day to a veteran



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