Thursday, November 22, 2012

Guest Quilter for 2013- Nerida Richmond Benson

The guest quilter for 2013 Springwood Community Quilt Show is well know mountain resident, Nerida Richmond Benson. Nerida has lived in Canada and the United States for many years and was inspired by the revival of quilt making in these countries.She returned to Australia in 1996 and has taken up resinence in Leura. 
Many of Nerida's quilts reflect her time spent in Japan, visiting her daughter. Her love of Japanese fabrics and her skill in sashiko stitching are evident in many of her quilts. The Amish people and their beautiful quilts have also influenced her craft.
In more recent years there has been a movement away from the traditional, geometric designs to more creative, abstract quilts. At times, these pieces of art incorporate her love of poetry and offer the viewer a story or an invitation to become part of the adventure of the quilt. She has created several quilts with pockets that contain small souvenirs from bushwalks in the local area. We are excited to have Nerida as our guest quilter for 2013.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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  1. Wow I can hardly wait to see Nerida's other quilts at the show!

  2. I'm really excited seeing more of Nerida's work. It's great to hear about her influences. The quilt in the photo is really beautiful!!


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