Colourful quilts on display

2009-04-02 00:00

MORE than 100 handmade quilts — made by members of the St Matthew’s Quilters Guild, the Midlands Quilters Guild and Truro Quilters Guild are adding a splash of colour to the Voortrekker/Msunduzi Museum.

Among the many beautiful examples of this craft on show is a quilt which details the life of community worker, Beauty Sekete and the awards she has received. Loaned to the museum in Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, by the Tatham Art Gallery, the piece was created by Sekete in conjunction with seamstress, Tholakele Ngongo, and artists Bonginkosi Ngcobo and Siyabonga Sikosana.

There are also quilts on show from the Sweetwaters Quilters, and unlike most of the items on display, these quilts can be bought. In addition, the museum’s own quilted Voortrekker kappies can be seen in the Church of the Vow. The museum is open from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 1 pm Saturdays and public holidays. Inquiries: 033 394 6834/5.

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