Donations help Australians through tough times
A ‘KINDNESS’ of quilters has lovingly made and donated quilts to those in need around Australia.
Gayndah Cottage Craft’s donation of 29 quilts was warmly received by Gunther Village aged care residents.
Cottage Craft spokeswoman Helen Gow said the donation capped a busy year for “the nimble, and not so nimble, fingers” of the members.
“The busy sewers have chalked up an impressive number of charity offerings, with two boxes of quilts going to victims of the New South Wales bushfires; 77 quilts, eight pillow cases and 68 washers to Ronald McDonald House; and 200 breast cancer bags donated to the Cancer Council,” Ms Gow said.
In July, a quilt raffled at their successful biennial Riverbank Retreat raised funds for the Asbestos Society, in honour of Esther Harris, and the Gayndah Combined Schools chaplaincy.
“The ladies have earned themselves a much-needed Christmas break and will recommence in the new year on January 28,” Ms Gow said.
The group meets at YMCA Gayndah on Wednesday at 9am.
Those interested in forming a Saturday afternoon group are welcome to phone president Iris Stark on 4161 1221 or secretary Irene McCosker on 4161 1470.
The group’s executive, led by president Iris Stark, was returned unopposed at the recent annual general meeting, with Fay Robinson as vice-president.
COMFORT: Gunther Village resident Philip Bambling was delighted to receive a quilt from Gayndah Cottage Craft.