Break O'Day Stitchers send quilts to Queensland

ALL SQUARE: St Helens' Glenda Aubury at Break O'Day Stitchers' annual Quilting and Embroidery exhibition. This year's exhibition wraps up on Monday.

ALL SQUARE: St Helens' Glenda Aubury at Break O'Day Stitchers' annual Quilting and Embroidery exhibition. This year's exhibition wraps up on Monday.

Queensland may be a fair distance away, but that won’t stop the Break O’Day Stitchers from lending a hand where they can. 

The St Helens-based quilting group opened its annual exhibition at the Portland Hall on Friday, where a collection of 70 quilts – all themed around sky, earth, and wind - are on display.

Break O’Day Stitchers president Felicity Bonner said the 25-strong group got together over the Easter weekend to make five quilts for Queensland flood victims. 

“One of our members goes to Proserpine in Queensland every year to help with the harvest of sugar,” Mrs Bonner said.

“She'll be taking the quilts up there for people that have lost their houses.”

Mrs Bonner said the group was hoping for a big turnout to their raffle on Monday. 

“It’ll be drawn at midday, so that's a quilt with two cushions that match, and proceeds from that go to the Royal Flying Doctors Service. 

“We're hoping we'll be able to give them $1500 from the raffle.”

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