Hand- made quilts to warm flood victims
WARMTH: NQ Fabrics Buttons and Bows member Linda Bolger with the quilts for flood victims COMPASSIONATE members of a local sewing group are determined to prove that many hands make light work in the face of unprecedented destruction in south-east Queensland.
The NQ Fabrics Buttons and Bows sewing group is currently making quilts to provide some warmth to Queenslanders struggling with life after one the worst flooding events in the state’s history.
Linda Bolger is one of seven volunteers who have donated their time towards the Townsville-based appeal.
Ms Bolger said the volunteers were looking to make a difference.
‘‘ All the ladies enjoy the social atmosphere and the chance to catch up but we thought it would be nice to do something for the people down south who are doing it tough,’’ she said.
‘‘ We thought this was something we could do as our own contribution to the flood victims.’’
More than 70 quilts will be distributed in the rural areas surrounding Theodore which took the brunt of the widespread destruction.
The initiative was given the green light thanks to the generosity of NQ Fabrics Buttons and Bows owner Davina Luke, who has donated a range of material to ensure the dream becomes a reality.
Ms Luke said the project was designed to ease the burden on Queenslanders doing it tough.
‘‘ A lot of these ladies sew in various classes together and really enjoy getting together and making a difference,’’ she said.