COLOURFUL DAY: Lorna Dingle and Adele Evans at Monto Quilters Group's Spring Time Morning Tea on September 20.
COLOURFUL DAY: Lorna Dingle and Adele Evans at Monto Quilters Group's Spring Time Morning Tea on September 20. Alex Treacy

Quilters make cosy donation to aged care home

THE laps of Ridgehaven Retirement Complex's residents will be a little warmer after the donation of 10 blankets by the Monto Quilters Group.

Member Mary Sharp said handmade items are always that little bit more special.

"Anything handmade is seen in great regard,” she said.

"They're not full-sized quilts, more for getting cosy and comfortable.”

The group held their first annual Spring Time Morning Tea last Friday at the Monto Combined Sportsground clubhouse.

"Beautifully crafted quilts adorned the walls (and) despite the drought the tables were decorated with flowers of many colours,” Ms Sharp said.

"Ladies were dressed in colours and styles celebrating the arrival of spring, with many wearing brightly coloured and cheerful head wear.

"Gentlemen too did their best to blend in.”

Monto Quilters Group's Spring Time Morning Tea on September 20.
Monto Quilters Group's Spring Time Morning Tea on September 20. Contributed

Aside from the quilts, proceeds of the morning tea were also donated to Ridgehaven.

Ms Sharp said the group hopes the morning tea goes some way to filling the gap caused by the decline of Monto's Spring Fair.

Ms Sharp has only been a member of the group for around one year.

"I have great hopes for members teaching me how to quilt,” she laughed.

"I am very much a novice.

She said she'll be a novice for a while longer yet.

"You've got a 1000 pieces of information coming at you each time,” Ms Sharp said.

"Most if not all of the ladies here have won prizes for their quilts.”

Monto Quilters Group meets on Mondays at the clubhouse from 9.30 - 11.30am.


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