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Events for Friday, 10 August 2018
Hunters Hill Quilt Show
Friday, 10 August 2018
to Sunday, 12 August 2018

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Hunters Hill Quilters to hold the 18th biennial Hunters Hill Quilt Show

Opening night - Thursday 9th August // 7.30pm to 9.30pm // $20 entry ticket
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August // 10am to 4.30pm // $6 entry fee

The biennial Hunters Hill Quilt Show will be taking place again in 2018, marking the 18th year of this local favourite. Held in the historic Hunters Hill Town Hall, thanks to the support of the Hunters Hill Council and organised by the Hunters Hill Quilters, the show will officially open on Thursday 9th August with the presentation of prizes by local artist, Robyn Ross. The show will then be open to the public from Friday 10th till Sunday 12th August.

For the three days, visitors are invited to browse, admire and critique the 60 exhibited unique quilts made by members of the Hunters Hill Quilters group. Throughout the show visitors can enjoy the quilt displays, buy original quilts, add to their sewing needs from the local quilt shop and enjoy tea, coffee and local, homemade goodies.

On display at the show will also be a new exhibition for 2018, showcasing ‘Fiddle mats”, sensory mats made with lots of textures and fiddly bits, designed to provide ‘Touch Therapy’ for sufferers of Alzheimer and Dementia. Hunters Hill Quilters first became aware of the need for ‘Fiddle’ mats in 2016. The mats are designed to safely stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimers, dementia, autism or head trauma. Sized for wheelchairs or table tops, these mats are greatly appreciated by nursing homes and carers. The selection on display will be donated to local nursing homes.

As part of their ongoing effort to give back to the wider community, the Hunters Hill Quilters will be donating proceeds from the 2018 Quilt Show to two charities which support women and girls.

• Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter: The Shelter provides temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis, such as homelessness and/or domestic violence, assisting the women through their emotional and physical crisis.

• Days for Girls: An organization helping girls who would otherwise go without, by providing advocacy, reproductive health education and sustainable feminine hygiene products. An International organization with a very active team in Ryde, NSW.

The quilt show raffle provides an opportunity to win one of two quilts, both with very different designs. ‘Castles in the Air’ is a very traditional quilt and ‘Going Round in Circles’ is a bright contemporary design.

About Hunters Hill Quilters:

Since its inception in 1982, Hunters Hill Quilters has grown to a membership of 65, meeting each Thursday at Fairland Hall, Church Street, Hunters Hill. This membership includes 8 ‘life’ members who have patronised the group for 25 continuous years or more, two of whom were founding members.

Patchwork and quilting has a long history with many styles and techniques and Hunters Hill Quilters cater for the full gamut. They faithfully uphold the traditions and encourage excellence in workmanship, but also foster more experimental methods by pushing the ‘quilting’ boundaries.

The Hunters Hill Quilters aim to enhance and further develop the craft of patchwork and quilting, while using their skills to support the local community. Over their 35 years of stitching, the group has contributed more than 1500 quilts to local community projects and more than $190,000 to various local charities.

Hunter's Hill Town Hall

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