Quilts Kaiapoi-bound

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

The Forest­land Patch­work and Quilt­ing Group has do­nated 34 quilts to the peo­ple of Can­ter­bury fol­low­ing last month’s earth­quake.

The idea came about three weeks ago with the group de­cid­ing to gift the quilts to res­i­dents of Kaiapoi.

Around 25 quilts have been made and nine do­nated.

Mem­ber Angie O’Neil says: ‘‘ We held a mid­night mad­ness two weeks ago. We just met up here at 2pm and stayed to about 11pm and we just kept go­ing. We have been sewing ever since.

‘‘It is a good feel­ing to give the quilts to them be­cause I can’t imag­ine hav­ing sewage in my house.’’

The quilts were packed up and shipped off last week.

Mem­ber Joan Poo­ley says: ‘‘ They are go­ing to the peo­ple of Kaiapoi be­cause some peo­ple seem to have for­got­ten about them. They have noth­ing, ev­ery­thing is gone.’’

GOT IT COV­ERED: Forest­land Patch­work and Quilt­ing Group mem­ber Liz Snowsill puts the fi­nal stitches into a quilt last week be­fore they were shipped off.

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