Patchwork quilters work on display in Waroona

Patchwork quilters work on display in Waroona

PATCHWORK quilters and fibre and textile artists from Waroona are showcasing their work throughout October in an exhibition at Waroona Visitors Centre.

A Hanging on the Highway is open daily from 9.30am to 3.30pm and features “works of heart” and the stories behind them.

Pieces on show include patchwork and quilts, felted garments and wall hangings, embroidery and cross stitch and knitting and crochet.

Centre manager Tracy Goldsworthy said the gallery was excited to display an 1824 cross-stitch lovingly created by an 11 year old girl and handed down through the generations.

Vintage sewing machines and related paraphernalia were also on show.

Local quilters The Sew and Sews have created a Raggy Rose quilt and cushions as first prize in a raffle for Charlie’s Leukaemia and Lymphoma Fund for Research.

Second prize is a rose painting by artist Lesley Austin of Redtail Studio and third prize is three charity roses A Daughter’s Gift and the story behind the name that forms the inspirations for the raffle’s theme.