QUILTING AT IT’S BEST: The Bundaberg Quilters and Friends of Kepnock Grove Auxilary are hosting a quilt festival at Kepnock Grove.
QUILTING AT IT’S BEST: The Bundaberg Quilters and Friends of Kepnock Grove Auxilary are hosting a quilt festival at Kepnock Grove. Max Fleet BUNQLT

Kepnock Grove to host first quilt festival

A BLANKET of colour will be thrown over Kepnock Grove this month as it hosts its very first quilt festival.

Featuring more than 100 quilts, the display features antique masterpieces made by the Kepnock Grove Committee.

The festival will feature live entertainment, an art exhibitions, a free sausage sizzle, market stalls and Devonshire tea.

Kepnock Grove Committee president Shirley Roll said quilting allowed people to express themselves.

"And be creative on an enormous canvas," Mrs Roll said.

"It is art that can also be a beautiful heirloom it can be comforting and bring enormous joy."

Bundaberg Quilters Club president Christine Whiteman and its 150 members are supporting the quilting festival.

Mrs Whiteman said the club had made hundreds of quilts for people in their time of need.

"Through donations of blocks and fabrics after the Bundaberg floods, our club banded together to make over 200 quilts for people who'd lost everything," Mrs Whiteman said.

The quilt festival will be held at Kepnock Grove on Saturday, September 26 from 9am-3pm.



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