We had a very happy day this week. The representatives from the two charities we supported at our show this year, came to collect their cheques. It was our 36th Birthday so we had cake and champers.
Jacky's 25 year membership was acknowledged and a new name badge was given to her.
Each year we apply to the Hunters Hill Council for a grant to help purchase the wadding we use when making both community quilts and the baby quilts for Westmead. We were very happy to receive the full amount of $800. This helps enormously.
A big thank you to Kerry for organising the delicious cupcakes for our party. Also a big thank you to Narelle for organising the drinks for us all.
Both our charities were very pleased with our donations. Days for Girls immediately calculated how many kits they can make for girls both in Australia and overseas. In fact, Michelle translated it into how many days of schooling will NOT are missed by girls unable to attend during their period.
Ann from the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens Shelter said to me as she was leaving - you don't know how much this means to us, With their shelter having to turn away 750 women per year, there is obviously a real need for such accommodation and help.
Ann also said how much the women appreciate the quilts we donate to them They are overwhelmed to be able to choose which quilt they would like and then be able to take it with them when they leave.
Both these charities are well worth supporting on an ongoing basis.
Show and Tell:
In pride of place is the photo of Michelle and Fay from Days for girls, Meg our show convenor and Ann from Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens Shelter. Smiles all round.
The cakes decoratively arranged by Kerry.
Below a baby quilt from Grace for Westmead,
Susan H. made this quilt to be raffled by an organisation she is involved with. So bright and happy.
Marie G. made this pretty Christmas Quilt. It will go into our Communtiy Stash for a special group.
Jenny has finally finished her 365 quilt that she has been working on since January. Jenny joined the challenge to make a block every day. There are many tiny pieces including 1" flying geese which she says she is totally 'over' !
The quilt is vary large. I apologise because I could not get a full photo of it.
Laurel was able to join us this week, which is always a treat.
Laurel has made this quilt for a friend who is expecting a very precious granddaughter.
Below is the back of Laurel's quilt. The family loves to go camping. The backing fabric is absolutely perfect.
Another quilt from Laurel. This time a baby quilt for Westmead.
Another quilt from Laurel for a dear friend.
Until next week ......