Thursday, June 25, 2015

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - our quilty version

We like quilting, obviously, and we are good at it. We like company and a good morning tea too, and we're good at that as well. So when Georgie suggested that we hold a Biggest Morning Tea to support the Cancer Council's annual community appeal, we didn't hesitate.

Georgie enlisted her sister Phyl - they are a formidable team.
Between us, we've enough fleeting and way too close encounters with cancer, and lost too many loved ones, not to know that every dollar raised in the community for research, treatment and support is desperately needed.  So Georgie got us organised in just three weeks.

Last Monday fifty of us, including some friends and family (and one adorable baby) filled our little meeting hall with chat and laughter, a few quilt-related touches, broke out the fine china and the best linen, and had ourselves a grand morning tea.

A beautiful spread - note the quilt as tablecloth.
We raffled a basket filled with fabrics, a book and a pattern, we guessed how many hexagons filled a large jar to the brim (615!) and lucky- dipped for fabric cuts - and at the end of morning we had raised $755, a very good result.

We brought along some quilts for show and tell - older ones that hadn't been seen before, or at least for a while and enjoyed seeing them again. Photos in another post or two.

Congratulations Georgie - and thanks to everyone who contributed food, fabric, friends and funds.

Thank you for the photos, Nerida and Sue.

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