Monday, 1 July 2013

Drummoyne Meals on Wheels

Earlier this year we had agreed to make quilts for all the clients of Drummoyne Meals on Wheels.  We passed over the quilts in 2 batches, both batches were of about 2 dozen quilts each.

The following photos are a selection from the second batch which we handed over io 10 May 2013. 


The centre square of in these blocks were fussy cut from a fabric which featured sea birds in flight.  Terrific use of scraps from a novelty fabric, and a great way to destash those bits of blues and mauves.

This started out as a panel featuring Maxine and her cronies. Don't you love Maxine & her cranky comments?  Hope the person who received this quilt got some laughs.
And this was a panel featuring Japanese ladies.  Essentially the same quilt but the two quilts were so very different. 

A Disappearing 9-Patch in "boy" colours.  The same basic block in different fabrics and different layouts makes such different quilts.

A simple double row of small squares teamed with a tone on tone fabric.  Such a pretty quilt, and a great way to use up those pesky little leftover bits of fabric.

Striking floral fabric and basic white, made up into "Square in a Square" blocks and alternated with blocks of the same floral fabric.  Looks great don't you think?

The last of the quilts made with Di's blocks.  You'll find photos of some of the others here

A simple and effective way with some great fabrics.  Love the yellow border.  Yellow is a colour rarely used, but really looks great.

We were invited to join with the voluteers delivering the quilts, so several of the ladies were able to go on the day.  The Mayor of the City of Canada Bay, Angelo Tsirekas joined in as well.  There is a Council Newsletter which was published about the day here

And a week or so later, the following article appeared in a publication called the Burwood Scene

"Stitching up Hearts for Meals on Wheels

Stitching Hearts Charity Group is a group of local people, sponsored by the City of Canada Bay, who make patchwork quilts for donation. On Friday, 10 May they delivered 31 quilts to Drummoyne Meals on Wheels with representatives helping to deliver the quilts alongside usual meal deliveries.
The Drummoyne Meals on Wheels and Stitching Heart teams

The Drummoyne Meals on Wheels and Stitching Heart teams
Ms Marie Waldie, a Drummoyne Meals on Wheels client for nearly two years, had a special visit when her meal and quilt were delivered by mayor, Cr Angelo Tsirekas. Marie was referred to Drummoyne Meals on Wheels by a local doctor who encouraged her to use the service.
“From talking to Marie it became clear how important Stitching Hearts and Drummoyne Meals on Wheels are to some people in our community,” added Mayor Tsirekas.
Drummoyne Meals on Wheels is managed by City of Canada Bay and receives funding through the HACC services, which are designed to work together so that frail aged people or those with a disability can remain in their own home. The service over 800 chilled and frozen meals per month to clients residing in Five Dock, Drummoyne, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Wareemba, Chiswick, Abbotsford and Canada Bay and always interested in talking to people who would like to volunteer. To find out more, call 9745 6260.
Stitching Hearts are on the look-out for donations of fabric and material. To donate call 9743 5450 or email: . "
The two ladies on the far right are Stitching Hearts ladies Robyn & Jill.

The Canada Bay Council also uploaded this photo to their Facebook Page


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