The 29th Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Quilt and Craft Show delighted members and the community who were treated to a display of 110 colourful quilts and wall hangings from November 8-10.
Sydney Quilt Show prize winning quilts and wall hangings by Merelyn Pearce, Therese Rankmore and Virginia Appleyard were praised by all.
The magnificent wall hanging entitled 'Peacocks' by Merelyn Pearce was the Viewers' Choice on opening day.
The exhibition showcased the talents of quilters from Gerringong, Kiama, the Shoalhaven and the Illawarra.
Adding to the overall display was the beautiful work of the CMRI Craft Stall that included children's clothes, Christmas decorations and craft work.
Life members Marg Weir, Mena Sharpe, Joyce Sharpe, Dawn Miller and Edith Burgess were joined every Monday of the year leading up to the show by fellow members Barbara Donald, Joycelyn Humphreys, Suzanne St Claire, Sue Dmetreson and Gwen Wishart to create the assortment of handmade goods for the stall.
As well as this work, Joycelyn made all the Christmas puddings and members baked the Christmas cakes that were popular on the cake stall.
It was a huge team effort by all of the CMRI members who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the biggest fundraiser on the CMRI Gerringong calendar.
Selling tickets in the annual quilt raffle was another of the significant tasks. The raffle was well supported by the generous community.
This year's quilt, made by Jenny Hancock of Angelcake Quilting, was won by Jean Young who is a long-term supporter of CMRI and was thrilled with her prize.
Community support is central to CMRI success and it comes from many different directions.
The next big fundraiser organised on behalf of CMRI is in December. Don't miss the Christmas light display at the home of Greg and Alice Ball, 23 Croft Place, Gerringong.
They will once again create Christmas magic for everyone to enjoy, with all donations to CMRI Gerringong.