Topic: The Hurunui Quilt - Hawarden

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The Hawarden quilt was made by Maria Evans, Glenis Miller, Jean Dalley, Mavis Elms, Brenda Easte, Michelle Hawke, Jan Hodgen, Judy McMillan, Sue Stewart, Anna O'Brien and Kirsten Norton

The Hawarden quilt was designed and sewn by members of the Counrty Neighbours Patchwork Group. Our symbol, designed by the son of one of our original members is based on the Koru indicating a bringing together of friends reaching out to help each other to sew fabrics together to form quilts.

The road, through Weka Pass with Frog Rock and the Railway, leads you to the valley and onto the lakes and mountains. We have illustrated the activities and fetures of the district with photos and applique;

*Farming, including sheep, beef, dairy and pigs

*The Hawarden Ewe Fair with the Corriedale sheep (which originated in the district)                                                                                                     

*Apiaries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

*Top dressing plane                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

*Tramping, hunting, fishing, horse treks                                                                                                                                                                                             

*The Moa Swamp and Maori cave drawings                                                                                                                                                                                          

*The historic Hurunui Hotel                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*The new Hawarden Playcentre                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

*Dr. Little's statue at Waikari Hospital (one of only two 1918 flu epidemic memorials in New Zealand)                                                                                

*Hurunui College, the home of the Hawarden Community Library

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