Show features colourful quilts

President Glenys Wild and club coordinator Jean Gardener with a quilt entitled Ravens and Eagles.

The Warkworth Quilters Club will be exhibiting its works at the Mahurangi Community Centre in Snells Beach, on April 12 and 13.

Three of the colourful quilts will be raffled to raise funds for Adults in Motion (AIM), a programme that provides intellectually disabled young adults in Warkworth with opportunities to participate in the community. The club learned that AIM has been struggling with a rent increase at their rooms in Warkworth.

There will be more than 200 quilts in the exhibition, with contributions also coming from the neighbouring Quilts 10 club, which specialises in 12-inch cloths.

The quilts can take anything from two days to five years to complete, depending on the complexity of the design.

One of the four quilts being exhibited by club coordinator Jean Gardener, entitled Ravens and Eagles, was inspired by the landscapes of Alaska.

After an exhibit, the quilts are usually donated to anyone in the district in need of assistance.

“We see a sad story and we drop in a quilt,” president Glenys Wild says.

Since April last year, more than 100 quilts have gone to places such as Rodney Women’s Refuge and hospital birthing units.

The quilts are on show for two days only and entry is $5.


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