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One of the stories from the NQR:
"Connie Real started quilting in the 1950s. "She knew nothing about the craft and started from scratch." In the 1960s Connie was influenced by an article in the New Idea magazine on Mrs. Bland a Canadian woman married to an Englishman and living in Melbourne. The article promoted quilting and referred to American designs such as 'Ohio Rose', 'Triple Sunflower', 'Daddy Hex' and 'Double Wedding Ring'. "In the 1970s interest was growing in Queensland and as people saw Connie's work they too wanted to know how to do it. Interest was also stimulated through CWA meetings and eventually in 1978 Connie began the first patchwork group in the Darling Downs when she was asked to..."
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