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Quilters inspired by show’s success

Friday, 21st October, 2011

HANDMADE: Annette Dennis with her quilt “Friends” HANDMADE: Annette Dennis with her quilt “Friends”

By Erica Visser

The curtain has only just come down on this year’s event but the careful art of quilt-making ensures that some practitioners are already preparing for the 2013 Silver City Quilters Exhibition.

More than 300 people went to the Trades Hall during the October long weekend for the biennial Silver City Quilters Exhibition.

On display were more than 90 quilts of various sizes and themes and a demonstration table where a quilt was being made.

Annette Dennis won second place in the popular choice competition for a large quilt entitled “Friends”. 

Mrs Dennis said that it took her “around nine months” to complete.

“The handwork is all mine but my daughter did the parts on the machine,” said Mrs Dennis who has been quilting for 15 years.

Silver City Quilters Publicity Officer, Marjorie Morris, said that the weekend was a great success.

“It was really busy on Saturday and Sunday so that was good,” Mrs Morris said.

While those who missed out will have to wait for two years for the next show, people interested in the craft may join the quilters at their weekly meeting.

“We’d really like more members,” Mrs Morris said.

“We need younger members to join too, as our young ones are now in their fifties.

“If you’re interested you can pop in and see what we do.” 

Quilters meetings are held every Saturday afternoon at the Aged Persons Rest Centre in Blende Street.


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