The impressive needlework at the Kauri Museum

Quilts among the kauri

by Paul Campbell

Highly skilled needlework on display at The Kauri Museum at Matakohe has a flow-on effect for children attending the Stand Maunu Health Camp on the road to Dargaville from Whangarei.

Otamatea Quilters who have mounted their annual display showcasing the craft of patchwork and quilting at the museum from Labour Weekend have also produced quilts for the wider community.

“Our chosen target this year was the health camp as many children who attend are referrals from our district,” said quilters member, Lyn King.

“These snuggle quilts are given to the children as comforters and are to be taken home at the end of their term.”

The health camp provides for children and family living in the Northland region, stretching as far south as Warkworth with activities including wood and bone carving, indoor climbing and pottery as well as hiking, biking, fishing, surfboarding, kayaking, music and drama,

The Otamatea Quilters have held their annual exhibition at The Kauri Museum during the latter part of October, running into early November.

Quilts range from entire hand-worked to machine stitched, embroidered, embellished, contemporary and traditional. For more information, contact Lyn 09 439 2262 or Glenys 09 432 0409.