Quilters’ labours of love given to hospice
Rose City Quilters are renowned for their charity work. Just Zilch,Women’s Refuge and the Rescue Helicopter are organisations to benefit recently from members’ handiwork, as have Vanuatu cyclone survivors.
On Monday night it was the turn of Arohanui Hospice. Twelve bed quilts and six lap quilts made from donated fabric, plus a big helping of freelygiven time, talent and creativity were presented to Arohanui’s Clare Randall to replace quilts presented by the quilters 10 years ago.
‘‘Those ones have worn out,’’ Clare says.
The colour and brightness the quilts gave the rooms has been greatly appreciated by hospice patients and their families over the years, she says.
‘‘It’s one of the better jobs we’ve been involved in,’’ says Rose City president Sonja Revell.
‘‘These have been made by our members, from fabric donated by some of our members and from local businesses. We’re also donating a beautiful queen size quilt that the hospice will be able to raffle to raise funds.
‘‘This generosity makes a big difference to us,’’ Clare says.
Tickets for the quilt will be available at the Hospice Shops on Rangitikei St and in Roslyn.
‘‘We’re just as much about giving things away as we are about going to meetings,’’ quilter Heather Scott adds.
Rose City Quilters has about 200 members, and meet on the fourth Monday of each month at the Lychway on Roy St at 7.30pm. Inquiries are welcome to Sonja on 355 4087, or Yvonne McEwen on 027 223 6544.
A collection of quilts specially made for Arohanui Hospice from Rose City Quilters, from left, Yvonne McEwen, Pam Eastcott, Sonja Revell, Heather Scott and in front, Clare Randall from Arohanui Hospice.