Country Women’s Association Exhibition By Sarah Gillespie
The Central Murray Group CWA Craft Exhibition was held at Numurkah Town Hall on Friday April 17th. The exhibition is held every 2 years at different locations around the district.
The Central Murray Group consists of 6 branches and the branches are Cobram, Baulkamaugh, Nathalia, Nathalia night watch, Strathmerton and Youanmite.
The members have the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned at CWA craft days where everyone gets together to show or share the skills they have so others can gain more skills.
The exhibition had over 600 entries in needlework, knitting, crochet, crafts, cooking, preserves, floral and photography. Group Craft Leader, Barb Dealy won best exhibit in needlework for a beautiful piece of Hardanger, and Linda Gillespie of Youanmite Branch won most number of points over the exhibition. Other section winners were Betty Slatherie of Cobram for photography; Bev Patrick of Baulkamaugh for floral; Vicki Gardner of Cobram for preserves; Barb Dealy of Baulkamaugh for needlework; Linda Gillespie of Youanmite for Knitting and Craft; also in the junior section with the most number of points winning the trophy was Shae Montgomery of Youanmite Branch.
During the day members and visitors were able to admire the beautiful exhibits and demonstrations from local craft groups. Jan Gough, a hardanger teacher, and some of her students showed some of their beautiful work on the day and Cobram Spinners and Weavers also demonstrated how to spin yarn on their spinning wheels. These groups created a lot of interest from visitors with their demonstrations.
Everyone also enjoyed a Devonshire Tea of sandwiches, fruit, and scones with jam and cream plus tea or coffee.
CWA holds monthly meeting and craft days so everyone can get together to have a chat and learn new skills and make new things. Everyone at any age (because we even have junior members) is welcome to join to make new friendships and learn new skills.
If you interested in joining please feel free to contact us to find a branch closest to you.
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