Quilt exhibition at Maffra Memorial Hall

This quilt will be awarded at this weekend's quilt exhibition in Maffra. Photo: Contributed

PRIMARY Patchworkers of Sale will hold their quilt exhibition at the Maffra Memorial Hall this Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 at the Maffra Memorial Hall on Foster Street, Maffra.

With the organisation’s usual biennial quilt exhibition extended out by four years due to the COVID pandemic, organisers say there will be a wide range of amazing quilts on display.

For each exhibition, the group make a quilt to be raffled for a local charity. This year, the raffle is supporting the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF), and chairman Peter Cursley has already had a great response for ticket sales.

The proceeds will go to Central Gippsland Hospital’s Maternity Unit to fund 10 fully reclinable sofa beds for mothers. Tickets are $2 each, and can be purchased at www.raffletix.com.au/salehospquilt23 or at the quilt show.

The raffle will be drawn on the Sunday.

The exhibition will also feature a quilter’s challenge; this year, the theme is ‘Through the Hoops’ – any piece of patchwork, embroidery or applique in an embroidery frame – to be voted on by attendees.

Refreshments will be available in the supper room courtesy of the Bundalaguah CWA. Admission is $5 per person, which includes door prizes.

Opening times are 9am to 4pm on Saturday, and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.

Primary Patchworkers of Sale is a not-for-profit, community organisation. The group regularly make quilts for local nursing homes to brighten up the beds of residents, and donate small neonatal quilts to hospitals.

For further information about the group or its upcoming exhibition, send an email to primarypatchworkers@gmail.com

This quilt is being raffled by Primary Patchworkers for the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation.
Photo: Contributed