PORT Macquarie’s Timeless Quilters group have donated an outstanding $7500 to local organisations.
Money was raised from their bi-annual quilt show, which was held July 13, 14 and 15. The money was raised from door takings and a raffle, but mainly an excellent craft stall that featured countless hand-made items. It raised $5,500 alone.
Outgoing president of the group, Sue Jenner, said they did a tremendous job of stocking the stalls.
“We have 85 members who created all of the quilts and items for the show,” she said.
“Our groups meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It was a lot of effort from the girls to raise so much money. We are now making comfort quilts to go into hospitals and nursing homes.”
Rather than keep the money raised for their own needs, Sue said they decided to give back to the community.
“We don’t have much need for the money ourselves. We receive donations of fabrics and other craft items and use other facilities to meet up,” she said.
“We thought it was best to donate to local charities and we all love doing that. We have already began planning for the next show in two years time.”
Not to go unrewarded, the group are planning a bus trip to Brisbane in October for the quilt and craft show.
“That is a great reward for us. Timeless Quilters is a great place to come, make friends, chat and also to sit back and look at the great items being made and the money being raised.”