One hundred artistic patchworkers converged on Cromwell last week to show their latest creations and pass on some of their knowledge.

Various groups take turns to host the annual event, which allows patchworkers to meet other like-minded people.

This year’s event, organised by the Cromwell Patchwork Group, was attended by people from as far away as Takitimu, Otautau and Queenstown.

Members from various Central Otago groups also attended, including Poolburn, Alexandra and Maniototo.

The event, which took place at the Cromwell sports centre on Saturday, featured the theme “Country Garden” and three categories – quilts and wall hangings, cushions and critters, and bags and boxes.

Cromwell Patchwork Group president Lyn Philpott said the event was “great”.

“It was a good chance for all the local patchwork groups to meet.”

She said a main feature of the day was a show-and-tell segment, which allowed people to talk about some of the projects they had completed or were working on.

Demonstrations were part of the programme.

Cromwell Patchwork Group committee member Chris MacKenzie said the day was a great opportunity to admire what each group had been working on.

The next event will take place next year in Takitimu.

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