Quilters celebrate 30 years
MARILYN THOMPSON and Heather Bebb are two different women drawn together by stitching, fabrics and thread.
Treasured quilts and friendship filled the room yesterday, showing the strong bonds in crafting community of the Lismore and Alstonville area which was celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the Lismore Craft and Quilters group at Alstonville's House With No Steps.
Thirty-five quilters gathered to celebrate the camaraderie and mutual passion for patchwork and tapestry.
Quilters like Ms Thompson enjoy the group projects as much as experimenting with machine quilting.
“I try to do something harder each time. As a challenge,” she said.
Ms Thompson and Ms Bebb have both quilted for more than 10 years and talk of the addictive nature of quilting that drew them to it as a craft.
They also mention the socialaspect as a great reason for gathering each Monday and sharing their love of patchwork.
Jan Phillips, one of the presidents of the group, was very pleased with the turn-out.
“Over the 30 years we've had nine presidents and seven of them are here today,” she said.