In lieu of regular ticket price for the Sit and Sew Day, members were asked to donated to Share the Dignity, to ensure that vulnerable women have the dignity of sanitary goods when needed. It’s fair to say that members cleaned out their local pharmacies, buying sanitary products for this worthy cause, and many going to the additional effort of making gorgeous toiletry bags and pouches.
Also, we made some quilts! Quilts were made for our chosen charity, Keep Safe Quilts, to go into refuges and safe houses throughout Australia.
We took a modern approach, with simple but effective quilt designs, utilising a stash of Cotton + Steel fabric, no less. We started the day with a suitcase full of treats.
Guided only by a kindly drill sergeant, members set to work. And look at the results!
Whilst we were busy, members were however permitted to take brief ‘stop and smile’ breaks.
Jackie thought it was a race, and commenced work on finishing her quilt immediately upon her return home that very day, finishing her quilt approximately 4 hours later:
Andrea M’s pretty in pink:
Billie collaborated with a friend on this beauty: