From the Mountains to the Sea

 stitched by the Ashburton Guild



From the guild
Mid-Canterbury is framed by the Mountains, the sea and the mighty braided rivers: Rakaia in the north and Rangitata to the south. In the 1930s the Rangitata Diversion Race was started, and when finished brought irrigation to much of the plains, enabling maximum diversification of farming and raising production and beinging prosperity to the district. Ashburton with its town clock is the largest town with several smaller towns in the area. Vast and varied recreation is available in our district. We have a very proud history in our area which has helped shape the plains into what they are today.

Artist: Alex Gilks

Names of embroiderers:
Roylyn Austin
Francoise Belpodrome
Joan Buckland
Lois Burridge
Isabel Cameron
Margaret Clifford
Jeanette Crutch
Audrey Edmondston
Deb Ellery
Helen Gallagher
Joy Green
Elizabeth Imrie
June Lindores
Jean MacDonald
Heather Ralston
Yvonne Salter
Nola Sim
Eileen Ward
Beverley Watkins
Norrie Wilson
Jill Wooton

Started: September 2013
Stitching completed: July 2016

We are grateful to theĀ Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury for their generous support of this panel.