Set for a blockbuster show: quilters weaving their way to accolades

OUT OF THE BOX: Lis Arundell brought in her daughters’ entries yesterday in the Lego competition to be judged at the 2014 Orange Show. Photo: STEVE GOSCH0507show

OUT OF THE BOX: Lis Arundell brought in her daughters’ entries yesterday in the Lego competition to be judged at the 2014 Orange Show. Photo: STEVE GOSCH0507show

ENTRIES started coming in on Wednesday for the craft sections of the 2014 Orange Show and one of the chief stewards, Elaine Connor, says many entries are outstanding.

Leading by a long way were the high number of entries in the quilting section of the show, with the popularity of the craft following a revival a few years ago.

“We’ve never had this many quilts,” said Mrs Connor.

“And in the sections for young people there are some outstanding entries,” she said.

Spring Terrace resident Lis Arundell was one of the first to bring in the entries in the Lego competition, built by her daughters Hannah, 12, and Ellen, 9.

“I have been entering the show for years in various sections and now my daughters are following me,” Mrs Arundell said.

“I suppose you could say we are now show junkies,” she said.

Mrs Connor said among the fine tapestry work entered yesterday was an outstanding petit point needlework submitted by a man in the over 70’s section.

“ His son has also entered some beautiful tapestry work,” Mrs Connor said.

Today entries are being accepted in the jams, and preserves sections of the show and Mrs Connor is particularly excited about one inquiry she received yesterday.

“I have a lady driving all the way up from Sydney just to put her entries in - she’s got around 25 to be judged,” Mrs Connor said.

Orange Show will be held on Friday and Saturday and readers are reminded a new low speed limit of 20km/h will be in force during the show.

janice.harris@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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