Quilt and patchwork exhibition coming to Campbelltown

Countless hours of hard work and creativity will be on show at Campbelltown Civic Centre this month when the biennial Campbelltown Patchwork and Quilters Guild exhibition rolls around.

The show runs over two days and highlights the fantastic designs and crafts of the dozens of locals quilters who form the guild.

Event coordinator Denise Blackwell said the members greatly looked forward to holding the show every two years.

“It’s surprising just how much work goes in to get this up and running,” she said.

“It’s our major fundraising event as well, we support many local charities.”

Those organisations include Meals on Wheels, One Meal Makes a Difference, Blankets of Love, Camp to Belong, RSPCA, local nursing homes, local hospitals, local police and Pink Ribbon supporters.

The guild will also be raffling off their prize-winning quilt from this year’s state quilt show.

Ms Blackwell said a good quilt was “all a matter of taste”.

“We don’t have judging at our show but we do have a viewer’s choice award,” she said.

“It’s always interesting to see what people choose as their favourite piece.”

Ms Blackwell said the event would include raffles, food, stalls with quilting supplies for sale, a Japanese quilting workshop and, of course, a variety of members’ quilts on show.

The Campbelltown Patchwork and Quilters Guild biennial quilt show will be held at Campbelltown Civic Centre – next to Campbelltown Council – on November 11 and 12.

For more information call Denise Blackwell on 0425 226 379 or email dblackwell1@live.com.