One of the developments among quilters during Covid shutdowns has been an increased use of technology to spread the word. When face-to-face workshops and lectures were not feasible, many quilters improved their technology skills to teach online, with both pre-recorded and live sessions. As a result, quilters who wanted to learn had to upskill as well.
The advantages have been huge. Technology enabled us to stay in touch with each other and, while we missed the excitement that only in-person events could provide, we started to think more about how we could make our meetings, exhibitions, and classes available to a wider audience.
Clever groups, like my guild QuiltNSW, realised that these changes could still be used even after shutdowns were lifted. Starting last month, general meetings of the group were offered simultaneously in person and via Zoom. I certainly appreciate this.
The Canberra Quilters exhibition started today and, soon after the prize-winning quilts were announced, photos and details of all the quilts entered in the show were posted on the group’s website. You can view them here. Those of us who won’t be at the show can now appreciate the beautiful work of the entrants. Thank you, Canberra Quilters!