Celebrating a ‘big achievement’ in quilting

Mary White providing a history of the club to members. (Ivan Kemp) 390932_01

The Seachange Quilters is honouring 20 years of creativity with its Barwon Heads Quilt and Artwork Show.

Seachange members hosted a birthday celebration on February 28, followed by an upcoming show at the Barwon Heads Senior Centre from 10am to 3pm on March 16 and 17.

Committee secretary Nicola Stuart said 20 years was a “big achievement” for the Seachange Quilters, and the group has donated many quilts to people in need.

“As a group, we donate quilts to various charity groups around the Bellarine and Geelong… Anybody that needs a quilt, we’re happy to make one,” she said.

“There’s a wealth of knowledge within the group, and we do all sorts of crafts, not just quilting. We’re very much a group that embraces any handicraft.

“We’ve got a few of the original members from 20 years ago that still turn up every week and we have different ages, we’re not all elderly but we have us younger ones as well.”

Ms Stuart said the quilting group was a good place for people to “chill-out” and that the show would feature many items the members had created.

“It’s a $5 entry fee. There’s a raffle for a couple of beautiful quilts that have been made, and we’re hoping that people come along and enjoy the day,” she said.

“We’ll have what they call a trading table, which is full of goodies that the ladies have all made that we’ll be selling as well to raise some extra money.”