Patchworkers and stitchers will descend on Rochester later in the month for an annual weekend workshop.August 19, 2014 3:39am
Patchworkers and stitchers from across the state will descend on Rochester later in the month for an annual weekend workshop.
The event is the brainchild of Rochester’s Quilting Patch owner Maureen Chiswell.
More than 50 people will enjoy a weekend of stitching at the Shamrock Hotel guided by special guest tutor and patchwork identity Lisa Cantlay, who has created two different designs specifically for the weekend.
The Quilting Patch has earned a reputation as one of the state’s leading patchwork venues and the annual workshop is popular with many travelling from Melbourne and regional centres on August 30 and 31.
September is even more exciting for quilters and stitchers, with Mrs Chiswell bringing people from across Victoria together for the annual breast cancer fundraiser.
‘‘I challenge the quilting and patchwork community to make an article which we put on display for the general public,’’ she said.
‘‘My message to them now is ‘start to think pink’.’’
Last year, the exhibition featured 63 articles specially created for the fundraiser.
‘‘Through gold coin donations, we raised $2115 for breast cancer research, while having lots of fun,’’ she said.
To kickstart the fundraiser, lead-up workshops have started and Mrs Chiswell is speaking to groups around Victoria about it.
The theme for this year’s breast cancer fundraiser is the use of 3D elements.
For information on the events, contact Mrs Chiswell on 5484 3250.
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