The Goonellabah Quilters with McLeans Ridges Hall committee members Narelle Middleton and Lila Taylor.
The Goonellabah Quilters with McLeans Ridges Hall committee members Narelle Middleton and Lila Taylor.

Group patches together thank you gift

The Goonellabah Quilters were looking for a way to say thank you to the McLeans Ridges Hall committee so they went with what they know: making beautiful quilts.

Quilter Carol Bonamy said the inspiration for the group project came from a workshop on the quilt-as-you-go technique.

“Everyone in our quilting group was involved in making the community quilt,” Carol said. “We wanted to say thanks to the hall committee because it's such a great venue and they do a lot for the community.

“Everyone put in some material from their own private stash - that's part of what makes a 'scrap quilt' so beautiful.

“There are so many different colours and everyone's contributed a part - everyone can say, 'That's a bit of granny's dress or that's a piece of my old favourite blouse'.

“It's just great to be able to do things as a group. Some people sew, some were cutting; we were like a production line with all the handwork in there too.

“It's very much a group effort and it has such a good feel to it.”

Treasurer of the McLeans Ridges Hall committee Lila Taylor said they would raffle off the quilt and hopefully make around $900.

“It's beautiful, didn't they do a fantastic job?” Lila said. “It's great to have the Goonellabah Quilters here; they look after the hall, help with the rent and they're such a nice organisation.”

Anyone after tickets for the quilt can phone Lila on 6628 1206 or hall committee secretary Narelle Middleton on 6628 1207.


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