Thursday 19 August 2010

ANZA quiltgroup in Singapore

During our posting in Singapore from 2000 until 2006 I was a member of the ANZA quilting group, a very active group of ladies from around the world. Every Tuesday one of the ladies hosted the whole group while another brought cookies and cakes. Sometimes more than 20 came and the golden rule was "six stitches before having coffee and cake". We often made barely six as there was so much to share, show and tell.
For every member who left we made a friendship block. Many friendship blocks were made...

When I left, the ladies all made a me block in autumn colors.
As I like to be challenged, the measurements of the finished blocks was open. Oh my, I received so many lovely blocks from all of them, all so very different and beautiful. Pictured here are some ladies of this wonderful group.

It became a challenge indeed to group all these different blocks together. I decided to make a design with a medallion in the center, to add small triangles and appliques of flowers at the corners and to repeat this at the border.

This quilt is very special to me, it contains so many fond memories to a group of women who helped each other and made life in Singapore so much easier.

Below a few close-ups.



  1. challenging and marvelous indeed!.
    Beautiful final result. This is a quilt with personality and am sure each block tells a story.
    lovely colours.

  2. Oh these photos bring back fond memories! And I love how you've put your friendship blocks together.

  3. Hi Hilde! Thanks for your visit...When you come to São Paulo send me a message...Who knows you can visit my patchwork teacher's atelier (


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