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A Journey through the World of Quilting

with Nicky Haron


The dynamic and diverse works of multi-award-winning quilter Nicky Haron will take you on a journey through the world of quilting in all its forms. Nicky loves it all, and works across all genres – the eclectic stash of gorgeous quilts she will bring to the Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular will include Japanese boro, art quilts, hand and wool applique, machine and hand piecing. Some quilts will feature recycled fabrics, a particular interest of Nicky’s. She also enjoys embroidery and toy making and will bring examples of these to complement the quilt display. 

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Nicky, how long have you been quilting?


I started quilting just before my daughter was born – over 30 years ago


What got you hooked?


My Mum was a keen sewer and I learnt to sew as a child, so had been making my own clothes, doing embroidery and making toys for years before I discovered quilting. I think it was the fact that you can make so many different types of quilts from such a range of textiles that appealed to me. Quilting is never boring and there are always new ideas to try!


What delights you in quilting? 


I love that there are quilts for every occasion and purpose. The combination of beauty and utility in quilting is special. Not every quilt is a masterpiece, but even the simplest quilt made as a gift can bring much joy to both the quilter and the recipient. This quote from “Artists in Folk Art by American Women” says it all: “A woman made ragged utility quilts as fast as she could so her family wouldn’t freeze, and she made one as beautiful as she could so her heart wouldn’t break.”

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