Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Join us on a TQS exclusive 12-month historic journey recreating the historic Rajah Quilt, sewn by women convicts on board the ship Rajah, traveling from England in April, 1841, to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land (now known as Tasmania).  The original quilt measured approximately 128" x 128," but Lessa Siegele recreated it in quarter scale with fabrics from her stash, loosely following the colors of the original quilt, and tea-dying fabrics that didn't look old enough.  The more contemporary-looking version being offered by TQS is made from Cotton + Steel fabrics.


Along with each monthly installment, we will share with you historic facts about the women and the amazing journey of this celebrated quilt.  We hope that as you work on it, you will find inspiration, while being transported back in time.

The Rajah Quilt Revisited (66" x 66") program will begin with the first pattern installment on January 1, 2016.  In the meantime, to help you get ready, be sure to download the Introduction Packet, which includes everything you will need to begin working on the "Rajah Quilt Revisited" BOM quilt.  From fabric requirements and color selections to appliqué and embroidery tutorials, we have thought of everything to make this an enjoyable and rewarding journey for you to cherish.

***Download the Introduction packet pdf, so you're ready when the program begins on January 1, 2016***

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