Stitch­ing skills on show

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Mem­bers of the Auck­land Quilt­mak­ers are get­ting ready for their an­nual Quilt Show and Mar­ket.

The group of 35 tex­tile artists have been meet­ing for the past 15 years and their work cov­ers all types of quilts from tra­di­tional to con­tem­po­rary and in­no­va­tive.

They spent a week­end to­gether stitch­ing in prepa­ra­tion.

More than 60 works will hang in the main ex­hi­bi­tion. Ad­di­tion­ally, a se­lec­tion of Small Works New Zealand chal- lenge quilts will be dis­played.

Some ex­hi­bi­tion quilts will be for sale along with a range of pre­vi­ously dis­played quilts and quilt­ing prod­ucts.

Sev­eral mer­chants will be there and a king-sized quilt is be­ing raf­fled in sup­port of Mercy Hospice.

The show is on May 3 and 4 at the Par­nell Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 545 Par­nell Rd. En­try to the ex­hi­bi­tion and mer­chant ar­eas costs $5.

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