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Moonee Valley Quilt Project

We are pleased to launch a cross-generational art project, the Moonee Valley Quilt Project, which has seen three diverse groups collaborate to celebrate the artistic expression of local children.

With the help of the Essendon Quilters and the Aberfeldie Men’s Shed, the artwork of 183 children from the 2016 Moonee Valley Festival has been immortalised in 11 colourful quilts.

The quilts demonstrate the diversity of images that make up children’s views of the world.

Each quilt includes a square representing the creativity and dedication of the quilters and the enthusiasm of the Men’s Shed to lend a hand building the wooden hangers.

The quilts will be displayed at the Incinerator Gallery for two days before being rotated around various Moonee Valley childcare centres, kindergartens and libraries.

The Essendon Quilters ‘Quilts for Others’ group have made quilts for hospitals, community agencies, kindergartens, sports clubs.

They are currently planning for a range of quilt projects for a range of community service agencies including women’s refuge and nursing homes.

Quilt Tour calendar

The quilts will be on display at various Moonee Valley libraries and childcare centres from July to November.

  • Airport West Maternal and Child Health: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Ascot Vale Library: Friday, 29 September – end of October
  • Ascot Vale Maternal and Child Health: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 20 October
  • Avondale Heights Early Years Centre: Friday, 20 October – Friday, 17 November
  • Avondale Heights Library: Friday, 29 September – end of October
  • Beaver St Kindergarten: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Cooper Street Program: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Flemington Street Childcare Centre: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Hopetoun Early Years Centre: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Milleara Integrated Learning and Development Centre for Children: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 25 August and Friday, 20 October – Friday, 17 November
  • Montgomery Park Childcare Centre: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Niddrie Library: Friday, 29 September – end of October
  • North Essendon Kindergarten: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Strathmore Childcare: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September
  • Strathmore Heights Kindergarten: Friday, 28 July – Friday, 22 September

Contemporary Quilting – Colour and Community Exhibition

When: Saturday, 9 December 2017 – Sunday, 14 January 2018
Where: Incinerator Gallery, Boadle Hall, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds

Last updated: Thursday, 20 July 2017, 6:21 AM