Owner of Patchwork Avenue Margaret Olive and Leigh Raar had a wide range of merchandise for sale at the Quilters Exhibition.
Owner of Patchwork Avenue Margaret Olive and Leigh Raar had a wide range of merchandise for sale at the Quilters Exhibition. Scottie Simmonds

Quilt exhibition a success

THE Bundaberg Quilters exhibition attracted more than 1500 people over the four-days it was on show.

The exhibition started on Thursday and continued until yesterday.

Bundaberg Quilters exhibition co-ordinator Ailsa Koloi said people had really enjoyed the event.

“They loved it,” she said.

“You always learn something new when you attend these events.”

Ms Koloi said people were attracted to the quilts' beauty and the decorations over the weekend.

“There is so much variety and different techniques of the quilts,” she said.

“And girls love shopping and we had nine shops.”

She said the committee had worked hard to have the day come to fruition.

Kawana Waters resident Mavis Hunt said the display was the best she had seen.

“It's marvellous,” she said.

“It's the best show out of all the quilt shows, even the ones in Brisbane.”

More than 300 quilts were on display including 23 in the challenge section and more than 100 in the art quilt section.

Guest quilt artist Jocelyne Leath from Western Australia offered her expertise for people viewing the show.

Ms Leath has won many prestigious awards for her work.

Ms Koloi said the group had organised workshops with Ms Leath, but they had already booked out.

“It was such a wonderful weekend and we can't wait for the next one,” she said.



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