Friday, 24 July 2015

July Goodies

We met last week again, and boy, was it a productive meeting!

Cheryl was back from a few weeks in Cowra, and as always, when she goes there, she sews, and sews, and sews.

Evelyn excelled herself again.  I think she must sew in her sleep.....


These are quilts made by Jan.  Not sure if she quilted them too.

This one was a donation a couple of years ago, partially made.  We made up a single sized quilt at the time, and now there were enough leftovers for another small single. 

My contribution was a quilt top made by my 12 year old grand daughter during the school holidays.  It is made for a Barnardos child, hence the fuzzed out name. 
My secretary (me) was slack and I have no notes on who made the following ones.  Forgive me if I haven't acknowledged your work.

I am pretty sure that Maria quilted this one.

After lunch we laid out all the completed quilts on the floor of the hall, so that we could work out which ones were going where.  I jumped on the stage to take some photos.  Awesome eh?

Our current projects are Ronald McDonald House, Domestic Violence refuge, and Barnardos.  So some quilts were selected for delivery to each of these projects.

Monday, 6 July 2015

The Rose Gallagher Project

What is that you might say?  Until recently, I too had not heard of the Rose Gallagher Project.  Some weeks ago, there was an article in the Inner West Courier, spotted by eagle eyed Evelyn.  It is too long to reproduce here, so I shall summarise it.  If you would like to read it in full, click on this link here. It is very inspiring.

The late Rose Gallagher bequeathed 2 adjoining Five Dock properties to CatholicCare Sydney when she died in 2008, specifically to be used as a halfway house for teenagers who had faced extreme hardships.  Two houses have been erected on this land to provide accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness, emotional and/ or physical abuse and will be operated by CatholicCare's youth homelessness program ALIVE.  The cottages are called Molly's Cottage and Rose's Cottage in honour of Rose and her sister Molly, the original owners of the land.

On 29th June, Evelyn and Jill delivered 6 quilts to this project.

These are all large double bed quilts.  We don't normally make anything larger than single bed quilts, but these were either donations already in the cupboard, or single size quilts which simply had a few rows added to make them wider.

Congratulations to Evelyn for organising this little project.