Tickled Pink quilts to knitted knockers
Lovers of sewing, fabric and craft will want to visit the Tickled Pink Textile Exhibition on this Saturday, October 20, from 9am to 4pm at Cornerstone House.
The exhibition will feature the Aotearoa Quilters Pink Challenge that is touring New Zealand. The display includes 84 12x12 inch fabric squares that have been created by quilters all over the country. Predominantly pink, each square is different to the next, with a variety of hand and machine stitching.
Exhibition organisers, the Whangamata¯ Patch and Quilters group, have been busy creating pink baby quilts which will also be on display before they are donated to the neo-natal ward at Starship Hospital.
In support of the Breast Cancer Foundation, the exhibition also highlights a recent Foundation initiative called Knitted Knockers. These are knitted breast prosthesis that offer a comfortable, lightweight alternative for kiwi women who have had a mastectomy. These ingenious creations will be on display at the exhibition and anyone who is handy with a needle and wool can pick up a pattern to make and donate them to women in need.
The textile exhibition is also supporting Uplift Project, an organisation that collects new and second-hand bras and donates them to many of the Pacific Islands including Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga. The Patch and Quilters group will be collecting unwanted bras to donate to the project.
Cornerstone House, where the exhibition will be held, is at 101 Ocean Road, Whangamata¯ , behind the Z Service Centre.
Entry to the exhibition is by gold coin donation, which will be donated to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
A section of the Aotearoa Quilters Pink Challenge that will be on display at Cornerstone House this weekend.