Sidmouth patchers are quilt-tastic!

PUBLISHED: 14:21 16 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:55 17 June 2010

SIDMOUTH Patchers and Quilters members were rewarded for their hard work this week after taking part in a Scrappy Quilt Challenge. Dorrie Shorthose, a representative from South West Quilters, judged the ladies work after their coffee morning at St John Am

SIDMOUTH Patchers and Quilters members were rewarded for their hard work this week after taking part in a Scrappy Quilt Challenge.

Dorrie Shorthose, a representative from South West Quilters, judged the ladies work after their coffee morning at St John Ambulance Hall on Monday which raised over £100 for charity.

There were 18 quilts on show all made from scraps of fabric which the members already had or swapped with each other.

Denise Powell was awarded first prize for her quilt named Dappled Sunlight, Ruth Power came second with Treasures of the Orient and Angela Ball won third prize with Angela's Autumn Quilt.

Jill Green was awarded the Wow Factor prize for her Passion for Butterflies quilt.

Dorrie said: "They are very experienced and able. It was an extremely high quality of work. The aim of this challenge was in support of the original quilters but using fabrics they already had."

Around 140 people attended the coffee morning with all proceeds going to Chidren's Hospice South West.

As well as having a sales table with sewing items on sale visitors could also drop money into a collection box.

Visitors chose their favourite quilt and the Visitors Choice accolade was awarded to Josie Lake from Sidford.

Sue Davies, secretary of the club, said: "A lot of interest was shown in joining the club at a later date and it was a very successful morning.

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