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Designs threaded through quilts

‘Handlers’ Arlene Cole and Lindsie Pemberton mind the merchandise at the Quilt and Needlecraft Exhibition.
‘Handlers’ Arlene Cole and Lindsie Pemberton mind the merchandise at the Quilt and Needlecraft Exhibition.

KALEIDOSCOPIC colours and designs swirled through 100 different quilts on show as part of the Coffs Harbour Quilt and Needlecraft Exhibition.

Held over three days and closing at 2.30pm yesterday, the exhibition attracted large and predominantly female crowds to the Coffs Harbour Racing Club.

Visitors admired the impressive collection of quilts and wall hangings plus an almost equally large exhibition of needlecraft pieces.

They browsed among more than 20 different stalls selling all kinds of sewing and quilting perquisites as well as admiring a special display of dresses.

Coffs Harbour Quilters and Needlecraft Club member Lorraine Tibbs, who helped mount and man the exhibition, said all the quilts had been made by club members, the majority completed within the last 12 months.

She said the quilts on show were of a high quality of execution as well as design.

The club has about 130 members and attracts more than 60 to weekly meetings.

“It is a lovely group,” Miss Tibbs said.

Funds raised by the quilt and needlecraft exhibition will go to local cancer support services.

Topics:  coffs harbour racing club



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