By Derek Schlennstedt
Quilting aficionados will flock to Monbulk in March, hoping to snag some crafty goodies and raise funds for the local CFA.
The Monbulk Quilt Show is the biggest fundraising event for the local CFA each year and has become a favourite on quilters’ calendars across Victoria.
Last year the show raised $6000, with more than 400 people attending.
Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop owner and event organiser Karen Martin, who was approached by the CFA to run the popular event many years ago, said she was only too happy to help with the worthy cause and invited residents to come along and support their local CFA.
“I run a quilt show for the CFA every year and I have run that for I think 13 years,” she said.
“It’s a big day like a carnival, It’s bloody brilliant.
“This year we’ve got 10 or 12 trade tables within the hub and outside.
“CWA come and take a stand and sell and run a cake store all the money they raise goes to the fire brigade too.
“We have no expenses at all, everything we have is through donations and it all goes towards the CFA.”
A major drawcard for the show are the showbags — filled with all sorts of crafty items donated by suppliers — which are presented to the first 100 people through the doors.
Ms Martin said the whole town had come together to celebrate the event with quilts hanging from the eaves of shops.
Entry to the show costs $5 and it is located at The Living and Learning Centre at Monbulk on Saturday, March 2, from 9.30am to 3:30pm.