The Gathering was held at Morisset Baptist Church, Tuesday 7th March, 2017. Our Central Coast group was very well represented at the Gathering, with approximately 23 members attending. It was a very successful day for all. The work on display was of great quality and quantity. It was $5 entry with a lucky door prize, pen and voting papers. Also the free give away gift. (There were no raffle tickets or prizes as it was in a Church.) We started out with the Welcome and then on to the Fashion Parade. Our group had a lot of participants all showing their lovely items. Thanks to all those who paraded other members items. Bags were handed out to each table containing yarns, weave it squares, needles, hooks, puzzles etc. Each table participated in making a 4 inch square. These were judged and will be sewn into a rug for charity. The voting of the items was next on the agenda. The voting was a peoples choice and The Central Coast did extremely well. We won 5 sections and this was no mean feat. The quality was fabulous. We had a beautiful morning tea, lunch (wraps, bread, chicken, ham and salads, along with fresh fruit) and afternoon tea and plenty of sweets. Time to pack up and say good bye to all the other groups. Everyone had a great day and the Central Coast Handweavers, Spinners and Textile Arts Guild Inc. were fantastic. We can keep up with the best of them. Thank you, Beth and Lyn.