COLOURFUL DISPLAYS: Donna Forbes and Shirly Roll give a helping hand.
COLOURFUL DISPLAYS: Donna Forbes and Shirly Roll give a helping hand. Paul Donaldson BUNQUIL

First Quilt Festival turnout excites organisers

FROM a distance it may have looked like washing day at Kepnock Grove, but closer inspection revealed quilting creations hung throughout the grounds were all part of Carinity's inaugural Airing of the Quilts Festival.

Carinity marketing manager James Woods said given it was their first event, they were ecstatic with the number of people who attended and the quality of the works on offer at bargain prices.

"We had paintings and knitting and patchwork quilting, and it was just amazing to see the variety of skill sets we have in Bundaberg," he said.

Supporting Saturday's event, Bundaberg Quilters vice president Val Tuohy said about 30 of its members showed off their quilts.

"The quilts looked amazing all hung out among the trees," she said.

"I think Bundaberg Quilters have a very good reputation for creating quilts of a high standard. We're always eager to show our quilts and let other people see what we do and people are amazed."



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