Attending the Quilt-a-Thon last Thursday were (l-r) Cathy Mitchell, Lina Kempnich, Livia Perin, Carol Bonamy, Jan Phillips and Jan Allen.
Attending the Quilt-a-Thon last Thursday were (l-r) Cathy Mitchell, Lina Kempnich, Livia Perin, Carol Bonamy, Jan Phillips and Jan Allen.

Quilters keep charities rugged up

McLeans Ridges Hall became a bustling workshop full of sewing machines, fabric and happy faces last Thursday when the Goonellabah Quilters hosted a special Quilt-a-thon for charity.

Members from quilting groups right around the area brought along scrap material and in a marathon 12-hour effort the ladies made more than 20 quilts to be distributed to local charities. Often they go to nursing homes, the mental health ward at Lismore Base and to Our Kids to be distributed to sick children through the Quilts for Kids program.

“It was a really good social day – we had four new quilters from Ocean Shores and they had a ball. They wanted to know when the next one was!” Carol Bonamy from Goonellabah Quilters said. “There was lots of laughter and lots of half drunk cups of coffee. It was good for different people from different quilting groups to mingle and we all had lots of fun. No doubt there will be other Quilt-a-thons – everyone seems to want more of them to happen!”

Anyone interested in joining a quilting group should phone Carol on 6624 2956.


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