Karoonda East Murray Centenary Quilt
A group of local residents participated in the design and construction of the Karoonda East Murray Centenary Quilt, measuring 2.4m x 1.25m. A Textile Artist was appointed as the Project Supervisor and Instructor. This was a Community Project initiated by the Karoonda Quilters Group. The Quilt depicting the 100 Year Journey of Karoonda East Murray District; 1911 – 2011, was unveiled by Dorothy Blacket at the Karoonda East Murray Centenary Celebrations on 30 September 2011. This project was funded by Department for Families and Communities, Office for the Ageing “Positive Ageing Development Grants 2009/10” and supported by the District Council of Karoonda East Murray.
The project began on 19th May 2010 with regular fortnightly working days until 30th June 2011, followed by weekly meetings during July and August 2011. During September 2011 various individuals met in small groups twice weekly to effectively work on the quilt until completion and unveiling on Friday 30th September 2011. In all, this project has taken in excess of 3820 hours of volunteer work by senior residents in the Karoonda district.
Please feel free to come into 11 Railway Terrace, Karoonda during normal office hours and have a look! Photos are welcomed.