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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 on April 1841 to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land-now known as Tasmania. The original quilt measured at approximately 128" x 128", but Lessa recreated it in quarter scale with fabrics from her stash. She used many different scraps, imagining that's what might have happened when the original quilt was being made. She followed the colors of the original quilt loosely, and tea dyed fabrics that didn't look old enough. You can obtain the same look with reproduction fabrics, or make a more contemporary-looking version like the one created for TQS.
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TOPIC: Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited!

Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 29 Dec 2015 10:38 #134805

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Thinking, just thinking right now. I'll download all the directions,but I'm just thinking...
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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 28 Dec 2015 13:40 #134792

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Yep, I'm on board! Am using the fabric kit; it's all washed and ready. I am looking forward to learning more about its creation and to thinking about the women who made it under such terrible circumstances.

The older I get, the more connected I feel to the generations of women before me who made homes for their families, including their amazing quilts.

Barb in rainy rainy can I say RAINY Alabama
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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 26 Dec 2015 04:39 #134784

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I also saw the original, although at the V&A in my case, and really love the old British medallion designs. Will probably be working from stash for the most part though - what else is a stash for, if not to cut up and sew.


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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 25 Dec 2015 21:57 #134783

I am also excited to start this one, but have to say I will be doing it in my own colour choice of blue yellow and white.


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My motto in life: live by the three GGG’s - be Grateful, be Gracious, be Gorgeous to yourself
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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 25 Dec 2015 17:28 #134782

I am looking forward to this one. I saw the original quilt at the museum here in Brisbane a couple of years ago. Doing this quilt will mean so much. Rosemary
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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 25 Dec 2015 08:54 #134777

I'm giving some serious thought to this one. I haven't done a BOM for quite a while. :blush:
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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 25 Dec 2015 07:40 #134776

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I am so ready. I plan to keep up each month with this one!!!!!!!
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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 22 Dec 2015 16:50 #134731

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I'm considering doing this one, I missed the Lynette Anderson quilt as I was too busy quilting A - Z. Must try harder to keep up.
best wishes Pam
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Welcome to the Rajah Quilt Revisited! 22 Dec 2015 14:49 #134729

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It's almost time to start your TQS BOM 2106 - Rajah Quilt Revisited! Are you getting ready?
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