Gatton on the quilting map
ON AN annual trip to the US to visit applique conference "Baltimore on the Prairie" and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, Sew Creative's Gail Chalker was offered the chance to put Gatton on the quilting map once again.
Mrs Chalker has been asked to collaborate with renowned American quilt historian, Terry Clothier Thompson for a paper on the issues of copyright and how they related to the designing and reproducing of quilts.
"When you are designing a quilt, you put your heart and soul into it and creating it, but with the use of photocopiers your work can be duplicated and people can take your designs," Mrs Chalker said.
"I was discussing this with Terry about the problems both here and in the US and she said we should do a paper together.
"As women, for some reason we think we can just share the designs we have, but this is a problem that is across many industries."
Mrs Chalker said she was happy to be asked to work on the project.
"I am just a little old quilter from Gatton and to be asked to collaborate with such a renowned quilt historian was just great," she said.