Sunday, December 8, 2013

A visit to Springwood quilters

A few weeks ago some of us from Rainbow Connection Quilters and the Kogarah Library Quilters visited a group in Springwood who launched an Bushfire Quilt Appeal for 200 quilts by Christmas. Tracey, who is in charge is on the far right of the photo above. We even got a mention on the Quilt Appeal blog!

Ces and Lorraine drove up with all our quilts (4 from Rainbow Connection Quilters and 17 from Kogarah Library Quilters). Barre, Marion, Karen and I travelled by train and were collected at the station to go to the Salvation Army Hall at Springwood.

As soon as we arrived we were put to work on one of the many jobs there were around the room. The group meets every Thursday to make community quilts.

Karen and Lorraine did lots of pinning of quilt sandwiches and I was asked to cut dozens of binding strips then pass them on to another person to sew them together. In fact it was a well oiled production line.

Morning tea was most sumptuous so whenever we needed a break we ate some more. Ces and Marion were snapped as they enjoyed a chat over a cuppa.

Barre has found his calling in a quilt group. As he is tall he got the job of holding the quilts up for each to be photographed. I think his arms ached for days afterwards.

In all we had a great day and a very pleasant train trip. 

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