Having recently launched our current project of Make Do & Mend today’s activity fitted in really well whilst also enabling us to support a very worthwhile charity.
After sending out a call for assistance to make sanitary pads for women in India who have little in the way of resources we were thrilled with the response. An army of members spent the day cutting out and making pads from unwanted or recycled fabrics, including flannalette, cotton fabric and towelling. Others donated little bags that they had made which will contain two pairs of knickers and sanitary pads and there were lots of donations of knickers. A huge thank you to everyone who gave their support. We will be continuing to make bags at the April and May meetings. They will be transported back to India by Caroline (Neudegg’s) daughter Kate at the end of May. Kate is currently working as a midwife in Hyderabad so we are confident that all our donations wll be put the good use.
Any donations of flanallete or cotton fabric, old towels and knickers will be greatly received over the next couple of months!
Whilst many were busy on the ST project others were busy with their own creations. Sally was sewing into a piece of fabric that she had painted
Lesley was busy making a cycle oriented quilt for her daughter who is cycling the Tour de France
Janet was showing Jaci these lovely little storage bags that she is making.
Margaret was enlisting Truda’s help on how best to complete this quilt so that she could give it to the church
And Jeannie and Caroline were working on some wonderful tiny pieces of fabric that are destined to be magnificent quilts!
At Show and Tell there were some lovely pieces of work that had been completed. In the spirit of Make Do & Mend Kerry had made two beautiful quilts from fabric scraps
Monica had made bunting from handkerchiefs…..
Caroline had finished her elephant quilt – complete with Elmo the patchwork elephant on the back of it.
And Isobelle had completed the top of a quilt that she is making for her grand daughter
Corinne and Keris showed small quilts that they had completed from a Gillian Travis kit
And, Rosie and Janet had been busy making a Project Linus quilt using red, blue and yellow fabrics
We even managed a bit of Make Do & Mend at the end of the day when Caroline realised that she had a flat tyre on her car. In came Liz with a wonderful gadget for tyres powered by Monica’s car engine!
Well…. at least it got her to the garage so thst it could be fixed!
In addition to all of the above the stash that Truda, Sally, Monica and Jeannie brought along raised £50 for RNLI and £55 for the Stroke Association. A huge thank you to everyone for their generosity today – much appreciated by one and all!