“One day we hope the staff at ac.care will call to say they don’t need any more quilts as no more children are going into care, but sadly we realise that is probably never going to happen.”
The quilts would be valued at over $150 each when materials, including the wool wadding inside each quilt, and labour are taken into consideration.
The quilters have also made donations for the Ryder Cheshire Foundation, Royal Flying Doctor Service and Riding for the Disabled and worked with other groups to teach skills while creating the items.
The Pine Tree Quilters has around 40 members and meets on the first and third Wednesday evening and first and third Thursday morning of each month at the trotting clubrooms at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds, with new members always welcome, regardless of quilting experience.
Call Mrs Dalgarno on 0409 212 684 if you would like to become involved with the club or with making quilts for the project to support ac.care’s work assisting the network of foster and kinship carers across the Limestone Coast.