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Quilters show off their work at The Marine Hotel in Seaton Carew

Foggy Furze Quilters and embroiderers member Barbara Salvin with her work. Picture by FRANK REID

Foggy Furze Quilters and embroiderers member Barbara Salvin with her work. Picture by FRANK REID

QUILTS of all shapes and sizes were on show at a successful exhibition by a talented town group.

Other displays were not a patch on this one held by Hartlepool’s Foggy Furze Quilters and Embroiders.

More than 200 examples of work made by the skilled seamstresses filled The Marine Hotel in Seaton Carew on Friday and Saturday.

And the event attracted a steady stream of visitors keen to marvel at the colourful quilts and detailed embroidery.

One former member of the group, Sally Lumsden, who now lives in Perth, Australia, took part in the two-day exhibition while she was over here on a visit.

The display also raised money for the Great North Air Ambulance as people tried their luck on a raffle and tombola.

The full amount raised for the life-saving charity is still being counted.

Lorna Scott, of the quilt group, said: “We had quite a lot of people come through the doors so we are pleased with how it has gone.

“People came from places like Sunderland and Middlesbrough so we were quite busy.”

The exhibition featured around 50 quilts of varying sizes and many more smaller embroidered pieces of work.

Some exhibits included a First World War theme in recognition of its upcoming centenary.

If you fancy trying your hand at sewing the group meet twice a week at Seaton Carew Social Club, Station Lane.

They used to meet at Foggy Furze Library, but moved when it closed.

On Mondays members work on patchworks, while embroidery is the focus of meetings on a Thursday.

Both classes meet from 2pm-4pm and new members are welcome.

 

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