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.