Quilt promotes cherry event

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Cherry Harmony Festival chairwoman Pam Bodsworth, Manjimup Visitors Centre manager Sam Cleveland and Cherry Blossom Quilters Group member Barbara Bachos with the donated quilt.
Camera IconCherry Harmony Festival chairwoman Pam Bodsworth, Manjimup Visitors Centre manager Sam Cleveland and Cherry Blossom Quilters Group member Barbara Bachos with the donated quilt. Credit: Holly Thompson

A Cherry Harmony Festival quilt has been donated to the Manjimup Visitors Centre to show the importance of the event to the town.

Cherry Blossom Quilters Group holds a competition each year and although this quilt did not win a prize, it fits in nicely with the rest of the Cherry Festival-themed items displayed at the visitors centre.

Cherry Harmony Festival chairwoman Pam Bodsworth said the quilt had been given to her by its creator Barbara Bachos, but it was too good to just hang in her home.

“It deserved to be somewhere more people could see it and so I thought a great place to put it would be at the visitors centre,” she said.

“That way locals and visitors alike can see the quilt and talk about it and about the festival.”

Cherry Blossom Quilters member Barbara Bachos said she loved to make quilts and had based this quilt on the region’s love for cherries.

“I have made about 100 quilts but this is the only cherry-themed one I have done so far,” she said.

“This one took me roughly two days to complete.”

Centre manager Sam Cleveland said the quilt fitted right in to the collection of Cherry Harmony Festival-themed items at the centre.

“It is too beautiful to not be shown off to people who come in here and it becomes a talking point as well because I can explain to visitors what the festival is all about,” she said.

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