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A group of nimble-fingered sewers in Wanaka are putting their skills to good use by making colourful quilts for a good cause.

Each year Aspiring Quilters provided about 150 quilts to the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society and the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

President, Sara Tither, said the group met on a regular basis, donating their time for free to help others in need.

The group used donated fabrics to create designs to suit men and women, girls and boys.

They had recently added polar fleece to the quilts, making them even more comfortable for users, she said.

The quilts were donated freely, with recipients able to take them away after their hospital stay, or for parents to use with newborn babies.

The group was at present looking for more members to join, as they were finding there was good demand for their well crafted creations, she said.