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Quilters at work preparing for Saturday’s opening. Image: Contributed

Quilters will excel at Exhibition

The Lawrence Bluff Point Quilters, along with the Yamba Crystal Waters Quilters, and Maclean Patchwork Quilters have been quietly working away for the past year, preparing for the annual Bluff Point Quilters Exhibition, to be held this coming Saturday October 19 at Lawrence Hall.

The quilters are presenting a huge array of quilts, and although many are for exhibition only, there will be a few for sale for lucky buyers.

The Lawrence Bluff Point Quilters Annual Exhibition has become a key date on the Clarence Valley calendar, each year filling the Lawrence Hall with a display of over 100 quilts.

The exhibition offers interest and entertainment for everyone, with continuous displays and demonstrations of patchwork. Intrepid bargain hunters can delight in finding a treasure and Christmas gifts at the Trash & Treasure stall and handmade items on sale. Raffle tickets will be on sale, with a variety of prizes, the first prize being a beautiful handmade quilt.

Each year the quilters set themselves a challenge. This year they have to create an article from an identical piece of fabric.

Doors will open at 9.30am and the exhibition will run through the day.

The Bluff Point Quilters offer a country welcome to all, and admission of $7.50 includes morning tea or afternoon tea, with homemade cakes.

Funds raised by the Exhibition go towards the Lawrence Museum.

Visitors to Lawrence are encouraged to include a visit to the Museum, the former 2NR Radio Station, and see the wonderful collection depicting life in early Lawrence. The Museum will be open in the afternoon from 1pm – 4pm.

Roz Jones

Just a selection of the magnificent quilts on display. Image: Contributed