Nola Frosts enjoys the warmth of the fire as she works on the binding of the quilt.LED by Nadene Owen, the Lake Grace craft ladies decided to make a quilt to be raffled to raise much needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
Mrs Owen’s son was unexpectedly flown out of Lake Grace by the RFDS to receive specialist medical care in Perth in April last year.
This prompted her to instigate a community fundraising project to recognise the invaluable service the RFDS provides.
The group found the quilt pattern they wanted to use and was given permission by Albany Patchwork to use their pattern.
The women then sorted through their fabric stashes to collect the lovely fabrics that make up the quilt.
Several Saturdays were spent cutting, sewing and pressing seams and finally putting together the blocks that make up the quilt.
The quilt was professionally quilted by House of Quilts in Redcliffe, who generously donated their time for free.
The quilt then came back to the women for binding and is now finished and is ready for display.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday at the Multi Artspace and various other outlets around Lake Grace thereafter.
People are encouraged to join the craft women as they launch their raffle and enjoy the lovely goods on sale through Lavender Quilt and the Quilt Fairy.
This has been a community fundraising project for the RFDS by Lake Grace Craft Ladies, House of Quilts and Albany Patchwork.