One such organisation is the Concord Cubby, a not-for-profit occasional child care centre catering for children from 3 months to 5 years of age, located under Concord Library on Wellbank Street, Concord.
Some time ago (was it 2011?) Jill and Darleen met a lovely young Japanese exchange student called Noriko at a function. They decided that she should be given a quilt as a memento of her time in Australia. Noriko (bottom left in the photo below) came for a visit to one of our meetings and selected one of the strippy quilt as you go quilts we had at the time.
An update on Noriko is that she went home after her time in Australia, but then decided to return. She is currently living and working in Melbourne.
In March 2013 we donated these two lovely quilts to the Rotary Club of Drummoyne. Each year the select a charity or sometimes tow, for their fund raising events. This year one of the charities they are supporting is the Foundations.au Project. Here is Hilary Lloyd, Drummoyne Rotary Club's President, with Darleen & Jill at a meeting in February at which the quilts were donated.
This was a project started by Rosie O'Halloran in 2008. The organisation opened "our place", a children's home in the town of Kabale in Uganda at the end of January 2010 to support children both in the wider Kabale community.
Rotary's first real fundraiser was held on the 22 February 2013 It was the Annual Summer's evening of art, music, food and wine in the beautiful grounds of Sydney College of the Arts, at Park.
Another recipient of two quilts over the past couple of years, has been St Patrick's Church, Mortlake. The parish is building a new Presbytery, and the proceeds of the Annual Parish Dinner (held in July this year) have gone towards the cost of the build. I wasn't quick enough to get a photo of either of those quilts. Sorry.
Our two latest donations were to the Barnwell Park Golf Club at Five Dock, and the Gladesville Sporties Club, both of which had fund raising events for charities.
The Barnwell Park Golf Club held their Charity Day on the 18th September 2013. Here is the quilt we gave them for the raffle:
The Ladies Bowling Club at Gladesville Sporties held their annual Pink Charity Day for Breast Cancer on 29 October 2013. This year the Charity Day raised $4,062.00. Another great effort. There is a lovely photo on the web page I have linked to above with all the ladies dressed in pink. There are even a couple of terrific hats in there. Well done ladies.
This quilt was made by Jan & quilted by Dasha.