HUNDREDS of people have enjoyed a ‘celebration of quilting’ at Ilkley.

More than 230 visitors turned out for Wharfedale Quilters’ fourth biennial exhibition at Christchurch on Saturday, July 27. A large number of quilts and smaller items, all made by group members, were on display.

And a very successful craft stall helped to raise money to enable women in developing countries to set up their own sewing-based businesses to support their children and families.

Yvette Redding of Quilting Smiles, meanwhile - a local business based in Ben Rhydding - provided a well-stocked fabric and notions stall.

Wharfedale Quilters was formed almost 20 years ago by Lindsay Kitching and meets on Wednesdays, from 7pm to 9pm, at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church.

New members are welcome - to find out more e-mail or call (01943) 600111.