Seaside Heritage Quilters have presented a cheque to Angel Gowns Mid North Coast for their services to parents who have suffered the loss of a baby.
Australian Angel Babies receive burial gowns and keepsakes made lovingly from donated wedding dresses.
Seaside Heritage Quilters will again hold their Annual Quilt Exhibition over the upcoming October Long Weekend at Holy Name Primary School Hall on Lake Street, Forster.
This year’s main raffle is a quilt made by the group’s 32 members, with proceeds to Can Assist Manning Valley. Raffle tickets are available from members or at the door. On display will be small children’s quilts which the members have been making for donation to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. Also showcased will be bed quilts, art quilts, their yearly challenge and workshop articles completed over the past year. This year the challenge was ‘an item’ such as a cushion, a bag, wearable items, with three layers of quilting – in short, anything but a quilt itself.
“We’re only a small group, but we’re pretty active,” said Lyn Beaver.
We’re only a small group, but we’re pretty active. We welcome new members.
“We welcome new members. That’s why we have an exhibition, as well as for the fundraising.”
Items will also be available for purchase, and refreshments standing by for fortitude.
Entry is free from 9.30 to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday; 9.30am to 2pm.