Lemon Tree Quilters Sew Happy

The group at its 'Biggest Morning Tea' function
The group at its ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ function

 

SOME 20 years ago the fledgling Lemon Tree Quilters drew together like minded ladies to form a self-help group.

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It chose as its home base the old Lemon Tree Passage School.

Since then it has provided friendship and social contact for a happy band of ladies who are interested in quilting, sewing, crocheting and needlework.

That’s not all: they have been long time supporters of the Cancer Council and regularly create quilts to aid worthy causes.

Long time member Jan Ross told News Of The Area, “Each year we take part in ‘The Biggest Morning Tea’ and this year we raised $250 for the Cancer Council.”

“On top of this, other group projects have seen us donate quilts to the ‘Youth off the Streets’ program and the Women’s Shelter,” she said.

“We have also created quilts dedicated to the memory of fellow members who have passed on.”

“The Dinah Black and Joyce Norris quilts were raffled and the proceeds supported both Palliative Care and the Leukaemia Foundation,” Jan Ross added.

There are three quilting groups in Tilligerry and the Lemon Tree ladies get together at 9.30 each Wednesday.

New residents or those interested in quilting can just turn up on the day.

They will be made to feel most welcome.

There will be no Arts Show this year but a quilting exhibition will take place at Club Lemon Tree on a date to be advised.

 

By Geoff WALKER

 

Keith Norris (centre) with the quilt dedicated to the memory of his late wife Joyce.
Keith Norris (centre) with the quilt dedicated to the memory of his late wife Joyce.

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