Poppy news update

I have quite a few queries from readers of our blog post, regarding the Poppy post, a lot of readers wanted to know more about who had made them, and how did they go about attending the workshops to help put all of these wonderful poppies together.    So without further ado, more info from Liz Humpreys, regarding all your queries and thank you also for the photos accompanying this post.  A magnificent effort by all.

I would like to send a big thank you to everyone who made poppies for the RSL WA poppy appeal.   This week I delivered 1,565 hand knitted and crocheted poppies. They will be used for a display in Kings Park for Armistice Day 11 November 2018, 100 years since the end of World War 1.

Jenny Stove did an amazing job  inspiring the Rockingham Patchwork Group
and the Shoalwater Probus Club to make 900 of the poppies. Some of those ladies are in their 90’s I’m told and loved this project.

5 ladies from the Kalamunda learning Patchworkers contributed approximately 300.

Another 11 ladies from the WAQA (and CQG) made the remainder. They are all beautiful.  
The workshops are held at RSLWA State Branch Level 3/66 St. George’s Terrace, Perth, Tuesday’s and Fridays. Take a needle suitable for sewing with wool and scissors please.
Please register your interest with Wendy Moss Direct (08) 9287 3701 or  (08) 92873799.’

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PS

If you have never had the chance to go to an Anzac service or Remembrance day service in Kings Park, then perhaps make it this year.  It is always very moving.  We do indeed live in a very lucky country.  Lest we forget.

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