Local quilter takes top prize at the Brisbane Ekka!

Maree Sayers with her beautiful Judy Niemeyer quilt that won first place at the Brisbane Ekka!

Maree Sayers with her beautiful Judy Niemeyer quilt that won first place at the Brisbane Ekka!

Jackie Cross

If you attended the Brisbane the Ekka this year, you would have enjoyed the sewing exhibits. One stand-out was a beautiful quilt that won first prize, created by our very own Maree Sayers. The winning entry was a Judy Niemeyer quilt and it is most definitely, beautifully done – congratulations Maree!

Well, we are in the last month of winter and we are all back from our retreat where loads of sewing and talking was done – we had a great time!

Refreshed, we have lots of projects in the pipeline, including tube quilting. We are also planning a trip to the Brisbane Quilt show in October.

Not only do we make quilts of all shapes and sizes, we also make smaller items such as bags, cup holders, table runners and placemats. Remember, it does not have to be a quilt you make if you want to come and join us.

Also, you do not need an expensive machine if you are learning, a straight sewing machine is good enough.

We are always looking for new members. Come along to our meetings, we are a friendly group. If you have never done patchwork or would like to learn to sew, there is always someone to help you.

We meet every Tuesday at 9am at the Community Complex, corner of Tin Can Bay Road and Bayside Drive (next to the Cooloola Bowls Club. For more information, call Jackie Cross on 5486 4468.