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Inaugural Travelling Quilters’ Challenge heading to Moree in July

THE inaugural Travelling Quilters’ Challenge is coming to Moree and organisers urge everyone to come along and view the incredible display of quilts – made locally and regionally – that will be on display.

The 2018 theme is Chinese New Year or, according to Challenge co-ordinator Barbara Mills: “Whatever else takes your fancy!”

“Contestants are given three pieces of fabric which they must incorporate into their quilts and they are then asked to share their quilt’s story,” Mrs Mills said.

“The grand prize is a brand-new Janome sewing machine, and the best quilt wins.”

The Quilters’ Challenge will be on display at Bank Art Museum Moree for nine day from July 6 before transferring to Moree Big Sky Library on July 16 for two weeks.

The challenge, proudly sponsored by Ceramic Break Sculpture Park and the Warialda Rotary Club, originated at Barraba in June.

“After a two-week stint at the Inverell Public Library it is now visiting two locations in Moree – Bank Art Museum Moree and the Moree Public Library,” Mrs Mills said.

Featuring will be an entry from Moree local and keen quilter, Nola Kite (see image).

“After the show wraps up in Moree it will then travel to the Roxy Theatre in Bingara, the Stanthorpe     Regional Art Gallery, Ceramic Break Sculpture Park in Warialda and finish at Ray Walsh House in Tamworth,” she said.

The winner will be announced at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park at its next art opening on September 1, and Mrs Mills invites everyone from across the region to attend.

“We ask everyone to please drop in at any of the venues to cast votes to help pick the winner,” Mrs Mills said.

The Travelling Quilters’ Challenge will be at BAMM from July 6-15, followed by a display at Moree Big Sky Library from July 16-30.