Hundreds of quilts will be displayed in Whangarei this weekend at the Quilt and Textile Art Extravaganza.

Hosted by the Whangarei Patchworkers and Quilters Club, the biennial event will be held at Forum North today, tomorrow and Sunday.

The club was founded by a group of enthusiastic like-minded patchworkers in 1987, and now has a strong membership of 120 including eight life members and several members who are recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise.

The extravaganza, which is an opportunity to socialise and stitch, comes just months before the club's 31st birthday in September.


The event will host a raffle of three fabulous quilts, made by members and professionally quilted, with proceeds to charity.

A selection of bags will also be raffled with proceeds going to Northland Rescue Helicopter.

The event will also include an exhibition of members' work, a guest exhibitor, merchant stalls, challenges, a sales table, a cafe, and more.

It runs from 10am to 4pm today and tomorrow, and 10am to 3pm on Sunday.