Ailsa Koloi shows off her award-winning quilt at the occasion.
Ailsa Koloi shows off her award-winning quilt at the occasion. Max Fleet

Quilters share patch of memories

PAST and present members of the Bundaberg Quilters Group put down their scissors, needle and thread on Saturday to celebrate 25 years of the group.

Club spokeswoman Christel Hirning said about 80 women turned out for the celebrations of the club which began in 1987.

"It was great to catch up with all the old members," Mrs Hirning said.

"There were lots of old friends catching up.

"Some were past presidents and secretaries so we all had a lot to talk about."

Although the women did not do any quilting at the event, they were surrounded by their creations.

"We had lots of quilts on display - a lot have won awards," Mrs Hirning said.

Mrs Hirning has been a member of the group for about four years and said it had been a nice way to make new friends.

"It's a great way for people to meet new friends and get to know the area," she said.

"It was a very successful day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves."

One of the people having fun was Nancy Horton, who was part of the group that formed the club 25 years ago and is still a member.

"I met up with a lot of people that were there at the beginning," she said.

"I've made so many lifetime friends in the group."

Mrs Horton said she had enjoyed reminiscing with other members on Saturday.

"It was really wonderful," she said.

 



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