The Coffs Coast Advocate

Quilt is a work of art

IF you go down to Woolgoolga Plaza today you will see two dozen stars.

And all of them will be on a beautiful quilt, which you can win.

Woolgoolga Art Group quilters are raffling the star-studded quilt, which has been made and donated by Daphne Hannon.

Ticket sales will go towards the cost of holding the 24th annual Coffs Harbour Lillipilli Art and Craft Exhibition, which will open at the Norm Jordan Pavilion on April 17.

The quilt will be at the Palms Centre on Friday and Park Beach Plaza on Saturday, giving shoppers at all those centres the opportunity to buy a ticket.

This year the exhibition, which will open next week, has attracted 460 different works of art and craft, all completed in the last year.

The exhibition is organised annually by the hard-working volunteers of the Woolgoolga Art Group.

Next week work will begin on Wednesday on mounting the 2009 exhibition, with more than 140 door panels trucked in to help display the work.

Next Thursday will see entries arriving and being unpacked, a day described as 'like Christmas Day, with all the goodies under the Christmas tree for us' by Lillipilli publicity officer Barry Bloor.

Work will be 'rough hung' on Thursday, with hanging fine tuned on Friday morning ahead of the judging and the opening of the exhibition.

The Lillipilli exhibition will open its doors at 7pm on April 17, with the official opening at 7.30pm and the award of prizemoney of $13,300 in 24 different sections.

It will be open to public daily 9am-4pm April 18 to closing at 2pm, April 26.

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