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Leafy Sea Dragon Festival 2013 - Beautiful Hand-made Quilts & Wall Hangings Exhibition

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Inman Quilters
Leafy Sea Dragon 2011 - Exhibition 2011

As a visitor to the last three Leafy Sea Dragon Festivals, what I see as a very important part of the Leafy Sea Dragon Festival - 2013 is the coming together of many local residents of the Fleurieu Peninsula community. With the festival's growing reputation for showcasing some exceptional artistic and cultural celebrations whilst exhibiting their craft work, there is one unique group, Inman Quilters I wish to warmly invite you to visit them, and talk about their craft.

Inman Quilters commenced 10 years ago with17 members; today it has 28 members, of whom 6 were founding members. They describe themselves as, "a very jovial, caring and at times, 'loud' group." Can you imagine 20 odd women, (that was their wording), all talking at once. I'm sure we all understand their meaning of 'odd.' This group enjoy coming together for fellowship and stitching; they "find that quilting provides the threads that bring and hold us together."

Inman Quilters
2011 raffle quilt prize

Whilst members are continually working on their individual quilting project, the group are always ready to come together for workshops, projects or challenges.

Proceeds from the Inman Quilters' exhibitions have benefited others in the community in several ways:

In 2007, proceeds from their first exhibition enabled ceiling fans to be purchased and installed in the local Church Hall, so all groups may benefit. The event raised over $3,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA, which the group was proud to be a small part of that event.

Inman Quilters
Inman Quilters donating another cheque from exhibitions.

In 2008, the group donated and displayed a raffle quilt at an Open Garden event at Inman Valley.

In 2009, the exhibitions raised over $4,800 for local charities, such as The South Coast Hospital, St John's Ambulance and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

The 2013 challenge is a "Little Quilt of Love", whereby the little quilts will be donated to hospitals within the Fleurieu Peninsula area.

Inman Quilters
Inman Quilters with their Australia Day Award.

A truly proud moment for Inman Quilters was the presentation to them of the 'Australia Day Award for the District Council of Yankalilla's Community Event of 2010'.

At the Leafy Sea Dragon Festival 2013, a judging panel from the
SA Quilters' Guild will judge all the quilts exhibited to select Best of Show and Runner-up. There will also be an award for The Viewers' Choice and for the "Little Quilt of Love" challenge.

Where: Inman Valley Memorial Hall.

When: Saturday, 13 April: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
Sunday, 14 April:10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Monday 15 April 10.00 am - 2.00 pm.

Entry: $3.00 and refreshments are available. Please come for morning/afternoon tea or lunch for some delicious country food.

Check-out the bi-annual quilt raffle, the proceeds go to support local charities.

Inman Quilters extend an invitation to all visitors, particularly other quilting groups, to come visit them at their exhibition.

New members are always welcome.

Contact for enquiries:
Margaret Gray Phone: 8552 8674

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Why? Enjoy the hand-made of beautiful quilts, wall-hangings, clothing, bags and other items
Phone: 08 85528674
Where: Inman Valley Memorial Hall, Inman Valley Rd., Inman Valley.
Cost: Entry: $3.00.
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