Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago president Jennifer Knox,
of Dunedin, displays her work at the group's country day in
Mornington on Saturday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Tea and sultana cake sustained up to 200 quilting
enthusiasts from throughout the lower South Island as they
gathered to chat, admire work and buy supplies in Dunedin on
Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago held its biennial country
day at the Mornington Presbyterian Church, to which more than
100 men and women travelled from outside the city.
President Jennifer Knox, of Dunedin, said most of the group's
111 members also attended the event, which was held ''every
other year'' to the club's exhibition.
The country day was a chance for quilters and patchworkers to
connect, she said.
''It's about people from little country groups to bigger
groups like ours all coming together, having a shopping
frenzy, a good catch-up and some morning or afternoon tea.
There is great camaraderie.''
Quilting merchants from Dunedin, Oamaru, Wanaka, Arrowtown
and Gore attended with fabric, patterns, thread and other
goods for sale.
Ohope quilt artist and tutor Mary Transom spoke at the
country day and was also running workshops, Mrs Knox said.