IN STITCHES: Barbara Cutmore holds her winning quilt square from the ACQ’s Lest We Forget quilt challenge.
IN STITCHES: Barbara Cutmore holds her winning quilt square from the ACQ’s Lest We Forget quilt challenge. Sophie Lester

Gallipoli Centenary is stitched in time

ONE crafty Warwick lady has put a creative spin on commemorating our military history.

Barbara Cutmore is among 100 entrants in the Australian Quilt Convention's Lest We Forget challenge who will soon have their quilts showcased at craft shows around Australia and New Zealand.

The Lest We Forget challenge aims to capture what Anzac means to its creators.

"The single poppy represents the poppies growing and blowing free in the wind at Flanders Field," Mrs Cutmore said, explaining what Anzac means to her.

For Mrs Cutmore, Anzac holds a special significance. She is a former army nurse, serving at the One Mill Hospital in Brisbane during the Vietnam War.

"Barb saw the results of the war - she saw all the guys who came home wounded," her husband Al explained.

This year's Anzac Day will mark a century since the landing at Gallipoli during the First World War, a milestone stitched in time on the quilt square dedicated to family members who died in the war.

As the needlework steward for the Warwick Show next weekend, Mrs Cutmore hopes the show's craft competition will garner similar interest from Southern Downs locals.



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