Day of quilting, festive cheer
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.