There has been much frivolity of late but there has also been a lot of serious and charitable work accomplished by members of Toowoomba Quilters Club over the same period.
Gabrielle returned last week from a holiday in NSW. Somehow she and her husband managed to fit fourteen quilts into their car to take to the Blue Mountains for victims of the bushfires there during late October. Twelve of these quilts were made by our Community Quilting Group and two others were donated by members.
|Gabrielle (TQs) and Tracey Greenaway|
Tracey Greenaway was delighted to accept these quilts on behalf of the Salvation Army and will ensure that they are distributed as needed.
Closer to home, five quilts were recently given to Lifeline for a Toowoomba family experiencing tragic circumstances. Lyle, who does a tremendous job coordinating the making of quilts for those in need in our community, and Fay, our club President, were able to present these personally to Derek Tuffield, General Manager of Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland.
|Lyle (TQs), Fay (TQs) and Derek Tuffield (Lifeline)|
An earlier post (3 Oct) provided details of the Viewers' Choice winners relating to our 2013 Exhibition. We were finally able to get them together for a celebratory morning tea and formal presentation of prizes. The Royal Bulls Head Inn, Toowoomba Branch of the Queensland National Trust, was the recipient of the proceeds from our 2013 Art Union and representatives, Stephanie and Debbie, also attended the function and were thrilled to accept a donation that will help to keep this heritage-listed building open for the community to enjoy.
|Penny, Robyn, Christine, Stephanie and Debbie|