Chris Gould intended to exhibit her patchwork quilts at markets for the first time in 30 years of sewing last year before tragedy struck.
Her plans were put on hold as she was treated for breast cancer.
Now in remission, Mrs Gould enlisted the help of her equally talented daughter and grandson at this year’s Wagga CraftAlive.
The trio of Mrs Gould, Karen Graham and nine-year-old Jack Graham represented Sew N Sew Sisters at the crafting event at the weekend.
Mrs Graham was taught by her mother how to sew as a child and said it was nice to share that now with her son.
“He had fun hanging out with grandma for a few days,” she said.
“He made friends with all the exhibitors.”
More than 3285 people attended the annual event over the three days with Saturday proving to be the busiest.
Workshops on wool and needlecraft were the most popular of all the extensive workshops that were held by international teachers.
Exhibits ranged from embroidery, patchwork and scrapbooking to jewellery, clothing and homewares.