Monday, 26 January 2009

Exhibition closes in Temora, Opens soon in Gilgandra

The Wrap Unwrapped exhibition finished on the 9th of January 2009 after a long stay at Temora. From all accounts, the exhibition was enjoyed by all who saw it, and some visitors travelling quite a few country miless to see it.

Our thanks to Bill, Gay and all the other volunteers who helped with the exhibition.

The quilts are now off to Gilgandra, Opening on the 5th February through till the 26th February 2009. Annette will give the new presentation on Friday 20th February, The exhibition is now creating its own story and is collecting some interesting tales.

The city women have enjoyed giving the talk that accompanies the exhibition as it travelled around NSW. We also touch on where the wagga fit’s in the world of “make do quilts” maybe this is timely given the current climate, both economical and recycling awareness. And a few touch samples.

Christene and Robin will also be at Gilgandra to support Annette and to talk about all the quilts, the making, their journey and as usual, we would love to see any wagga’s (or the Bush quilt, or any of the other names they are known by). We’re always delighted to hear any stories; it’s just wonderful to see the person’s eyes, sparkle with memory.

Tanya is conducting a one day workshop on the 21st of February, on using recycling materials, to create a useful item. No sewing skills needed says Tanya. Contact the Coo-ee Heritage & visitors Informations centre Gilgandra. Phone: 6817 8700

Annette, Christene and Robin will spend about a week prior to the talkin the Gilgandra/Coonabarabran area soaking up more country air, discovering more wonderful things about this region of NSW. Plus taking a few pictures; marvellous these digital cameras! Robin’s father spent some time at Coonabarabran as a child.

We do hope you can catch up with some of you in Gilgandra.

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