Bridge Patches and Quilters celebrate successful 25-year exhibition

Bridge Patches and Quilters founding members Val Towill, Yvonne Daniel and Janet Bensch cut a cake at the opening of a recent quilt exhibition. Photo: Supplied.

Bridge Patches and Quilters founding members Val Towill, Yvonne Daniel and Janet Bensch cut a cake at the opening of a recent quilt exhibition. Photo: Supplied.

Bridge Patches and Quilters have celebrated their 25 years of quilting with a successful exhibition.

Visitors came from Adelaide and Hills region, Port Elliot, the Riverland, the Barossa Valley and surrounding areas to admire the many quilts which were on display.

There were also community quilts in the foyer of Murray Bridge Uniting Church which were made by group members from 1999 to 2005 for the local hospital, TAFE and Lerwin Nursing Home.

These created much interest from visitors, as did the first raffle quilt the group made, which was won by a local quilter.

On the opening day, three of the founding members of the group recollected some of the more memorable times from the earlier years of the group.

They also cut a cake which was shared with all visitors.

The exhibition was then declared open by the group's first president, Janet Bensch.

The raffle was won by J Taylor, with J Rossiter second and S Healey third.

The viewer's choice quilt, voted by visitors, was won by Val Towill for her William Morris sampler #2 quilt.

Proceeds from the exhibition, almost $2000, will be shared between AC Care and the Breast Cancer Network Australia.