It was good to see all those 'holiday' people back on deck, looking rested and with lots of great stories.
First big news, is that our Aquaquilt cutter with several cutting mats has been ordered and paid for and expected to be delivered to Elva next week.
Adrienne W., who is making some changes to her life and doing some de-cluttering, has offered us some quilt tops, fabric from her stash and some books. Knowing Adrienne's work, this is a very generous donation and will be very gratefully received.
Robyn J was one of the returning holiday makers: Robyn and Graham were caravanning in central Australia and as planned they visited Alice Springs and the Western Desert Dialysis Centre (known locally as the Purple House) and delivered eight quilts. The centre has two dialysis beds in Alice Springs, but also a huge truck with three beds that does a 1000km round trip to the outback remote areas providing care.
A picture of the truck which was bought from fund raising activities
Robyn handing over a Marie K. quilt
So much more information about the work of 'Purple House' can be found on www.westerndesertdialysis.com
Community activity was in full swing on Thursday:
The quilting on the traditional raffle quilt is finished:
it has been well checked for missing circles.
All hands on deck for the job of sandwiching this quilt top in Japanese silk:
And a table of busy 'hand quilters'
A new donation to the Community quilts stash:
the top was pieced by Marie K and the quilted by Iris
Check out our Community page for monthly updates on our donations.
Have a good week, in the sunshine ... Cheers Iris.