Tick­led Pink quilts to knit­ted knock­ers

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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.

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