Quilters patch in a lot of fun
There are plenty of groups to join in Matamata covering a wide range of activities. One of them, the Kereone Quilters and Krafters, is based out of the Kereone Hall on Settlement Rd. Original founding member Hellen Borrington, from Waitoa, said she felt the area ‘‘needed something’’.
The group is all about helping each other. Gatherings are filled with laughter and jokes are bandied about on a regular basis. All of the current members attend because it’s a lot of fun. They also hold the odd quilting weekend or group outing. Members don’t just attend sessions, which are held the first and third Tuesday of the month, for their own benefit. The group also knits for premature babies and several other causes and families.
The Kereone Quilters and Krafters meet from 9am-2.30pm.
A list of clubs and organisations can be found in the Matamata-Piako A-Z business directory. There are also a number of groups younger people can join, including the Matamata Gym Club. Turn to page 42 to learn more about this club.
Merian Davis hard at work at a Kereone Quilters and Krafters meeting.