Day of quilt­ing, fes­tive cheer

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Co­bram Quil­ters Club hosted the Re­gional Christ­mas Quilt­ing Gath­er­ing at Yar­roweyah memo­rial hall on De­cem­ber 3.

The gath­er­ing of quil­ters at Christ­mas is a tra­di­tion span­ning 20 years.

At the first get-to­gether, only 36 peo­ple at­tended, with this year’s draw­ing 130 quil­ters from across the Goul­burn Val­ley.

Sev­eral of the at­ten­dees at the first gath­er­ing were at Yar­roweyah.

Co­bram Quil­ters Club sec­re­tary Raynor Thomas said the catch up be­tween the dif­fer­ent clubs across the re­gion of­fered many valu­able in­sights into the art form of quilt­ing.

‘‘The gath­er­ing was a chance for many to show their work and to see what is be­ing done in other clubs,’’ he said.

‘‘Ev­ery year a chal­lenge is set and this year it was to make a Christ­mas ta­ble run­ner.

‘‘There were 36 en­tries, which made a won­der­ful dis­play at the back of the hall.’’

Vis­i­tors voted for their favourite quilt, with Vikki LeQuesne’s ta­ble run­ner se­lected as the crowd favourite.

‘‘Vikki is a mem­ber of the Co­bram Quil­ters Club, how­ever, they were all win­ners and many peo­ple would be happy to have any of them on their ta­ble at Christ­mas time,’’ Mr Thomas said.

Guests also heard from Bar­bara Pritchard from Walwa.

Mrs Pritchard, a for­mer nurse, spoke about the heal­ing qual­i­ties of colours.

She had with her, a large range of brightly coloured eco-printed silk scarves, many of which were bought for Christ­mas presents.

The Co­bram group did a su­perb job in run­ning the event, a job made much eas­ier by the ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties at the Yar­roweyah hall.

‘‘Vis­i­tors com­pli­mented the club on the venue where there was a lot of light and good ameni­ties,’’ Mr Thomas said.

Full of cheer: The Yar­roweyah memo­rial hall hosted 130 quil­ters from across the re­gion for the Re­gional Christ­mas Quilt­ing Gath­er­ing.

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