QUILT SHOW OPENING
As many would know, quilters and needle artists share a passion for collecting fabrics and fibres. The challenge then is to tap into the wealth of ideas waiting for a creative hand! The Waroona Visitor Centre last hosted a patchwork quilting, fibre and textile exhibition in its gallery in 2014 and it was a great success. Now in 2018 that success is set to be emulated and it is hoped that this exciting event for our town will provide inspiration and enthusiasm not only to other talented artisans but also to those setting out on their creative journey. A Hanging on the Highway was officially opened by Shire President Mike Walmsley and guests included MLA for Murray-Wellington, Robyn Clarke, Shire CEO Ian Curley and Councillor John Salerian, local creatives and community members, volunteers and supporters. Local artist Jan Burne attended the opening and when asked her thoughts on the exhibition said “It’s absolutely beautiful! A fantastic exhibition and an amazing display of local talent. The hours of patient work that has gone into each and every artwork is mind boggling - all the artists should be heartily congratulated on their astonishing work. “The transformation of the Visitor Centre is just brilliant and I encourage everybody to head down and be thoroughly impressed away by what they see. Congratulations also, as always, to the hard working volunteers and supporters for the work put into lovingly displaying each piece.” A Hanging on the Highway will open 9:30am to 3:30pm daily throughout October.
Quilt Show 2018 courtesy Tracy Goldsworthy , Guests at the opening Jan, Lynne, Jeanette & Ursula