Yesterday I met up with my Pink Ladies group for a lunch out at a local café. Pink Ladies is a support group for those experiencing or have had breast cancer and is aligned to the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
The Thimblelinas were invited too. This group of local ladies have been busy making lap quilts for ladies diagnosed with breast cancer in the community. There were plenty of quilts looking for homes so our members were invited to put their name down on a quilt they would like, if they hadn’t already received one.
A lovely selection of quilts
And here are the quiltmakers. Some of them I knew – Carol is a member of our Sew Wot group, and several others are members of Town and Country Quilt Club. This is a very busy group. They also make quilts for Ronald McDonald House and Prem babies in hospital. Knitting too keeps them busy and they knit items to send to several charities.
The ladies got up and spoke about the group, where they get their supplies from, and showed one of their quilts. Carol was the co-founder together with Pam, a former Sew Wot lady who has sadly passed away. Janneka houses all the supplies and spoke how they often get donations when quilters pass away – usually the family are not interested in all those bits of fabric.
Carol and Janneka
Two more lovely quilts proudly displayed
Our co-ordinator Margaret then thanked the Thimblelinas for all their lovely work on our behalf and made them a presentation. We really appreciate their kindness and it was lovely to see some of our Pink Ladies clutching the quilt of their choice, ready to take home.