Thursday 13 July 2023

13th July

 Hi Everyone,

Firstly I must apologise for not wishing the ladies who celebrate their birthdays in July in last week’s blog, so Happy Birthday and wishing you many more 🎂. 

Today we had a visit from Krystiana from RizeUp Australia who spoke to us about the work they do in the community. It is hard to fathom that Domestic Violence is so prevalent across Australia and we still class ourselves as the “lucky country”. In NSW alone RizeUp fit out 4 homes a week as they are referred by DV Agencies. Their aim is to provide a safe and comfortable home for those fleeing from domestic violence so the families can start a new and safe life. We were able to donate 12 baby quilts and a cot quilt newly completed by Sheila to Krystiana as she was buying a cot after leaving us today for a new placement. All homes are fitted out with new furniture, a rug and bed linen plus basic kitchen items, a craft or toy package for the new occupants. A Q&A was held after the talk and we found it very helpful and informative.

Cot quilt completed by Sheila donated to RizeUp

Show & Tell
9 Baby quilts completed by Alison and her Friend
10 Baby quilts completed by Carolyn 
Christie’s Butterfly Baby quilt 
Robyn J made made this quilt for Ronald McDonald House in Orange

Today we continued working on our Raffle quilts and we are making great progress. I can’t wait to see how our second quilt comes together on the design wall at our next Community Day.

2024 Quilt Show - Update
🧵The members were asked if they would like to vote for the charity for our 2024 show today? After a resounding yes a proposal was raised to the members present that RizeUp Australia be nominated as our charity for the 2024 show. The vote was unanimous and RizeUp Australia will be the charity to receive money raised from the 2024 Quilt Show.
🧵Quilt show volunteers needed.

24th August Show Committee Meeting at 1pm

Until next week.
Happy quilting, Sandy

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