Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sewing with Others for Others

On Saturday I went to a small rural town to spend the day sewing with others for “The Homeless.”
It was a beautiful drive to the Mingenew, 45 kms away, with the sun shining driving past the new crops growing in the huge paddocks.


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I was met by Kym, who organised the day and runs the local craft shop. I was shown into the pub’s dining room were we set up our machine’s and introduced to the other ladies.


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Shelly Hubon from HD Streetwise came form Perth to tell us about how the Shaggy Quilts will make a difference to the homeless she helps.


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We had a great day,sewing madly, chatting, eating yummy scones for morning tea and making friends with a new group of lovely ladies. We completed 8 quilts in 6 hours by 8 ladies.


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Look forward to doing it again next year but for two days and then we can make many more quilts Kym and Shelly...

Hugz  Maria

16 comments:

  1. What a great way to spend a day! So kind of you to donate a day to help others. And make new friends while you're at it!!

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  2. Fantastic effort Maria. The raggy quilts are perfect as they are so warm and snuggly, yet quick to make.

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  3. What a great idea, Maria. How satisfying to be able to do something so useful and enjoyable.

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  4. that's so wonderful! I know you made a huge difference in those folks lives with your quilts. Nice work all of you!

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  5. what a lovely thing to do and boy 8 quilts in 6hrs thats awesome.xx

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  6. Great effort - Ill bet you got a lot more done because you were all working in a group.

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  7. Sounds like a lovely productive day. How wonderful to help others doing something you love and meeting new friends too.
    Enjoy your week.

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  8. well done all of you... it's a great way to make things together and a great cause...
    Hugz

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  9. What a fantastic idea for a stitching day.

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  10. What great fun, glad you got there and I recognise a couple of other faces too. I'll come with you next time. It's a great cause.

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  11. Fantastic effort, what a wonderful achievement!

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  12. Wonderful thing to do Maria! That is awesome to have 8 quilts in 6 hrs! Kudos to you all!

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  13. Great work to you and all of the ladies that participated, i am sure you will all want to do it again next year.

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  14. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day and get a lot accomplished to boot. Wish I could have been there with you.

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  15. Gosh I didn't realise I was this far behind in my reading!! looks like a fantastic day - wow great result :-) and 2 days of it next time will be so very more productive and so much fun.

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