Great Quilting Exhibition Over the Weekend

Southwards Museum: Saturday/Sunday 29-30 April

Story by Jill Hammonds, photos by Pam Childs

Today the doors opened on the Kapiti Coast Quilters’ Guild ExhibitionRapt in Quilts.  This is the culmination of two year’s preparation and quilt making with over 150 creative quilts on display.

Yesterday some of the guild members were busy mounting all the quilts on the display stands, ensuring everything was set up ready for the merchants who will be selling a wide range of quilting fabrics and tools, and the quilts were judged and ribbons awarded.

The crowds have been pouring through and the response has been very rewarding and the comments very positive.

Combine the viewing with coffee or lunch!

A cafe has been set up upstairs so you can make an outing of seeing the quilts and enjoying a cafe coffee or lunch.

Some of the guild members will be working on community quilts, so you can see the ladies at work and find out more about the work involved.

If you have a few sewing skills you might even feel tempted to come along to one of the day or evening meetings and get started on your own quilt. These can be as easy or as complicated as you like.

The details

Be you a sewing enthusiast or not, the exhibition is well worth a visit to enjoy the creativity of our local members.

~ The doors at Southward Museum will be open from 9am to 4pm.

 ~ Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April, so don’t miss out on this occasion.

 ~ $5 entry plus a range of raffles for those who desire – you might even win yourself a beautiful quilt made by some of the guild members.