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    WE CARE: Stawell Patchwork and Quilters Group members donated 45 quilts to people affected by last month’s bushfires at Pomonal.

Quilters pitch in to help community

Stawell Patchwork and Quilters Group members have been working hard to help their community, donating 45 quilts to people affected by last month’s bushfires at Pomonal.

Group member Kerrie Hodder said the donations were a way to show bushfire victims the community cared about them.

“We have a community quilt cupboard and we cleaned it out, plus some members brought quilts from home to donate,” she said.

“The community quilt cupboard is for people who have experienced a life-changing event. 

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“We can give them a quilt to show we’re thinking of them. 

“It’s nice to help when times are tough.”

The group meets each Thursday at Grampians Community Health from 9am, with members sometimes staying until 9pm to complete projects.

The quilts were distributed by Grampians Community Health staff to the Pomonal community.

Ms Hodder said the group started years ago when a few friends decided to get together to make quilts.

“We could do it at home, but you’re by yourself. Here you have the company of everyone else,” she said.

“You can do as much or as little as you want. 

“Some do more artistic appliques and others do embroideries to put into quilts.”

The group started meeting in homes and then the Salvation Army hall, before moving to Grampians Community Health when the Stawell building was opened.

“As our group got bigger, we had to move to bigger premises and Grampians Community Health is perfect for us,” Ms Hodder said.

Up to 30 people attend most weeks.

Grampians Community Health has rooms available for community use in Stawell for minimal cost to cover cleaning and amenities.

People can call Grampians Community Health on 5358 7400 for more information.

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