Exhibition has a unique subject matter

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Exhibition group coordinator Rose Moyle in front of one of her quilts on display.
Camera IconExhibition group coordinator Rose Moyle in front of one of her quilts on display. Credit: Picture: Holly Thompson, Holly Thompson.

Manjimup Art Gallery has showcased a different kind of artwork to coincide with the Cherry Harmony Festival, quilts made by the Cherry Blossom Quilters group.

Exhibition coordinator Rose Moyle said the quilts had been made by about 10 women in the group and their friends, from Manjimup and Pemberton.

“We had a big exhibition like this two years ago and last year we had a smaller one in the town hall,” she said.

“The exhibition is really here to help support the Cherry Harmony Festival because different people have different interests and so this exhibition gives people headed to the festival something else to do.”

She said she had also been a quilter for nearly 30 years and had three pieces in this year’s exhibition.

“A couple of my quilts are friendship pieces, and I have one which uses fabric I brought back from the US four years ago from New York,” she said.

“There is also a community quilt made by the Baptist church in Manjimup which showcases the town’s history.”

She said there was a range of quilts on display and although most of them were machine sewn, there were several which were hand made.

The exhibition will be open for three weeks and closes on December 21.

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