The BnF Centre came into being in 2006 for the sole purpose of finding a home for the replica Sloop, Norfolk.
In 1798 Matthew Flinders and George Bass in the sloop Norfolk, proved Bass Strait existed.
The quilts were made by members of the guild to reflect various aspects of the reinactment 1998 voyage of circumnavigation of Tasmania.
Notice that several quilters have incorporated the view through the ships spy-glass.
The quilts were displayed around Australia before finally being displayed at the Bass and Flinders Centre in George Town , Tasmania