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Quilt show has kids rapt

Saturday, 1st October, 2011

TRADITION: Laclan Gogler (6), Mackenzie Tonkin (7) and Thomas Gogler (4) are all wrapped up in this weekend’s  quilt exhibition. TRADITION: Laclan Gogler (6), Mackenzie Tonkin (7) and Thomas Gogler (4) are all wrapped up in this weekend’s quilt exhibition.

By Erica Visser

Handicraft enthusiasts are in for a treat today when the Silver City Quilters’ exhibition opens at the Trades Hall. 

The exhibition, which is only held every two years, features quilts that have never been on display in Broken Hill before.

Silver City Quilters’ committee member, Sue Tonkin, said that anyone who had an interest in the art of quilting should come along.

“We’d like to see some younger people get involved”, Ms Tonkin said. 

“If you’ve got any idea of how to sew, you’re welcome to join”.

Ms Tonkin said that the Silver City Quilters were getting on in years and would welcome some younger members.

“They can join as junior members from the age of eight,” she said.

“My grandaughter Mackenzie came to quilting the other day and made her first quilt.” 

The exhibition will feature a work stall for anyone who would like to give quilting a try.

There will also be a door prize and a raffle of a beautiful quilt, with funds going towards buying new material to make quilts for charity.

The exhibition opens at 10am and runs to 5pm today and tomorrow, and from 10am to 4pm on Monday.

The cost of entry is $3 for adults and free for their children. Light meals will also be available. 

 

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