Quilts of every kind at spring show


With a mem­ber­ship of only nine, Dan­nevirke’s Cot­tage Quil­ters have worked hard to put on a dis­play of quilts for the an­nual Spring Fes­ti­val.

New pres­i­dent Barbara Chris­tian is full of praise for her team of women who have put on the show.

Based in St Joseph’s School Hall there were quilts of every size, theme, colour and craft from hand- sewn to ma­chine-sewn.

Vis­i­tors had a ma­jor chal­lenge to pick their pref­er­ence, par­tic­u­larly in the an­nual chal­lenge which this year was to cre­ate a small item to re­flect some­thing in a mag­a­zine page which they were given.

Ev­ery­one had a dif­fer­ent page and com­par­i­son was more com­pli­cated.

In the end Pam Smith’s ze­bra item won.

The idea came from a pic­ture of a book­case in the mag­a­zine page which had ze­bra boots.

She now has to make an­other be­cause her two grand­sons, Ben and Sam, both want one.

Long-time mem­ber Anne In­gram won the large quilt com­pe­ti­tion with a de­sign that seemed to be ex­pand­ing while Cyn­thia Ir­win’s teddy bears with their cute fa­cial ex­pres­sions won the Small Quilt cat­e­gory.

Sup­port for the quil­ters came from dis­plays of ma­te­ri­als by the Crafty Pear of Pahiatua and Krista Stu­dios of Dan­nevirke, while the Dan­nevirke Spin­ners and Weavers Club put on a dis­play of prod­ucts and spin­ning.

Winner of theLarge Quilt Com­pe­ti­tion by pop­u­lar vote Anne In­gram. Winner of the An­nual Chal­lenge Pam Smith by pop­u­lar vote. A dis­play of quilts il­lus­trat­ing a range of top­ics and pur­poses. Winner of the Small Quilt Com­pe­ti­tion by pop­u­lar vote, Cyn­thia Ir­win.

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