Community Quilters- Community Sewing Bee and a thank you for caring!

You cannot keep our Community quilters down, they are busy, busy, busy and always helping others.  This is what they have been up to and please remember to save the dates for their Pre-Bazaar sale ( details soon; here and on facebook) and they also have their Community Sewing bee on June 24th from 10-3pm at Alexander Park, Craft House in Menora.

Everyone is welcome – why not introduce a friend to patchwork – just bring them along.  Come for as long or as short as you are available.  All newcomers welcome.

Plenty of borders, backing and binding to be done.  Block of the Month quilts to assemble. UFOs to complete.   Some challenging items.  Lots of strips for sewing quilts (rail fence, etc) – pattern ideas will be available.

Register by replying to this advertisement or on the registration sheet at sewing day/evening. (waqacommunityquilts@gmail.com)

Morning tea provided.  Entry $5.00.  Please bring your mug, machine, sewing equipment and your lunch and community quilts for Show and Tell.

Any questions or queries to:

Liz Houghton 0407 374 990

Gail Bayly 0438 275 446

AND our Community Quilters also paid a visit to Rick Hammersley House and the Sarana Women and Childrens’ Programme in Gnangara Road,  to participate in a resident’s graduation and to share morning tea.  Residents at the centres,  receive a quilt when they pass Stage 1 of the programme  and make a commitment to staying drug and alcohol free.  The quilts are highly sort after and we receive many emotional thank yous from their recipients.

To say thank you to WAQA Community Quilts a group of residents presented a mosaic plaque they had made to say thank you.  The plaque will be shown on June sewing day/evening and then hung in the quilt storage area.

A grateful thank you to all community quilters for their participation in the programme.  When residents are struggling they have their quilt (‘fabric hug’) in which to hug themselves, knowing that a group of strangers made it for them and care about them, even though they have never met.  A quilt that says ‘You are not alone’.

thank you

 

 

 

 

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