Collingwood draws a crowd for quilts
There was a clear winner at Golden Bay’s patchwork and quilt exhibition which drew over 300 visitors on Labour weekend.
‘‘Crystal Prism’’ by Pamela Burnett of Collingwood took home the top People’s Choice award for its stunning contrast of colour and craftsmanship.
The 26th annual Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters’ Guild exhibition at the Collingwood hall displayed about 104 quilts by the group’s 30 members.
Burnett said the piece, which will be a present for her grandson’s 21st birthday, took many hundreds of hours to make, and involved complex instructions such as mirror images of the geometric shapes.
‘‘It was fun to make and I really enjoyed doing it,’’ she said. ‘‘I was doing a section in a day. Every seam you sewed you had to press a certain way, so there was a lot of ironing. It wasn’t as complex as it looked once you read the 2 pages of instructions and went about methodically.’’
The quilting was done by Ricky Unterberger from Hope and the pattern was designed by Hoffman’s Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero.
Event coordinator Liza Eastman said Unterberger had used rainbow variegated thread to quilt it.
‘‘Which really complements the colours in the quilt, it’s really gorgeous. There’s a lot of work in the whole thing.’’
Eastman said Colleen Burns came second place with her quilt, ‘‘Memories of Denniston’’ which was also an incredibly crafted piece.
‘‘We are really happy people made the effort to come out and take a look because it was a really good display.’’
Pamela Burnett took home the People’s Choice award at the quilt exhibition in Collingwood over Labour weekend.