EVERY two years the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre’s Quilting Group holds a Quilting Exhibition.
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This April will see the 17th Exhibition of the groups works from 12 April til 22 May.
The official opening will take place at 11am on 12 April.
Visitors are invited to join members of the Arts Centre to enjoy a delicious morning tea, your $5 donation per person will go towards the sustainability of the Community Arts Centre.
The entire Gallery will be transformed into a Quilting paradise filled with spectacular handmade master pieces often taking a year to complete.
A variety of techniques will be on display, showing on how the quilts are made some by hand others by machine.
The Centre invites everyone to come in and enjoy the colour therapy, and brighten your day.
The quilters will be displaying their work that featured in the ‘Flying Geese Challenge’.
Quilting Group Leaders, Margaret Polack and Lyn Cummings told News Of The Area, “Our Groups never use up their creativity the more we use the more creative we become”.
There are three patchwork groups that meet at the centre from 10am to 1pm.
The Tuesday and Thursday groups meet weekly and Saturday group (Loose Threads) meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays.
These groups are not teaching groups, but there is always someone to give advice or just have a chat and coffee with.
There are also small workshops held within each group and several times a year there are combined workshops with visiting tutors on offer for those interested in quilting.
Members are able to attend all groups, or just one.
New members are always welcome.
The Patchwork group has a saying ‘Good friends are like quilts they age with you yet never lose their warmth nor inspiration.’
The Exhibition is being held at the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Cultural Place Nelson Bay.
The Gallery is open from 10am until 4pm daily.
By Marian SAMPSON