Stitches in time

Photo by James Beech.
Photo by James Beech.
Queenstown Embroidery Guild members (from left) Heather Guise, of Arrowtown, Barbara Eckford, of Lake Hayes Estate, and Cheryl Collie, of Queenstown, present three of the 140 examples of handmade embroidery contributed by members for the guild's exclusive debut showcase ''Luv to Stitch'' in the gallery of the Lakes District Museum.

The exhibition became a reality thanks to organising committee chairwoman Gay Downing, of Queenstown.

The impressive pieces of artwork, based on myriad influences and inspirations from the past five years, are now on display in the Arrowtown museum. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Mrs Collie said the guild met informally in members' homes and formally in St Margaret's Presbyterian Church, Frankton, on alternating fortnights.

•  Prospective members are welcome to contact guild secretary Margaret Chamberlain on (03) 442-1280.

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