Quilts cover a diverse range

Last updated 09:28 19/09/2012

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The latest exhibition at Expressions is Inspire, an exhibition of quilts by the members of the Pinestream Quilters of Upper Hutt.

On show will be a selection of quilts that Pinestream Quilters have been inspired to create, using an increasingly diverse range of materials and techniques to create not only traditional bed coverings but also the more contemporary "art quilts".

This year's exhibition has been judged by Chris Kenna a respected quilt maker, tutor and judge who has exhibited extensively in New Zealand.

An extra feature this year is a display of small quilts made for at-risk infants in the neo-natal unit at Hutt Hospital. For many years the clubs members have been responding to a need for little quilts, what is on show is just a small sample of the hundreds of quilts that have already been donated. The Pinestream Quilters 2012 raffle quilt is on display in Expressions Rotary Foyer. Blocks have been created by various members and it has been quilted by Sue Burnett. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $2 each with proceeds raised going to the Wellington Free Ambulance.

If you would like to learn more about quilting, members of the Pinestream Quilters will be at Expressions for a free stitch-in, to demonstrate some of the many different quilting techniques. This will be on Sunday, September 30, from 11am till 3pm.

Inspire is in the Mount Marua Gallery until November 4.

QUILTING TALK

In celebration of Seniors Week and in conjunction with the Pinestream Quilters exhibition Inspire, Expressions will be hosting a visual presentation and talk by Silverstream textile artist Katherine Morrison. "Quilting through the ages" will be a talk and powerpoint presentation discussing the development and craft of quilting over the centuries. Morrison will also bring a selection of quilts to view. Mount Marua Gallery, Wednesday, September 26, 10.30am. Free.

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- Upper Hutt Leader

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