Quilters get crafty for a good cause

Shannon BochenekManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Lions Club president Dee Roebuck, left, and treasurer Wayne Newton, front, support Cherryblossum Quilters Gaye Burridge, Barbara Bachos, Lesley Surrall, Sylvie Swallow and Rose Moyle with their charity crafting session on Saturday.
Camera IconManjimup Lions Club president Dee Roebuck, left, and treasurer Wayne Newton, front, support Cherryblossum Quilters Gaye Burridge, Barbara Bachos, Lesley Surrall, Sylvie Swallow and Rose Moyle with their charity crafting session on Saturday. Credit: Shannon Bochenek / Mnajimup-Bridgetown Times

The Cherryblossum Quilters held a special meeting on Saturday, dedicated to crafting quilts for Princess Margaret Hospital.

The quilters are a group of keen sewers from across Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe who usually meet once a month.

This month they planned an extra meeting to donate their time and expert craftsmanship to a good cause.

Supported by the Manjimup Lion’s Club, the quilters spent the morning sewing quilts for families of premature and stillborn babies.

Quilter Lesley Surrall said the quilts added a personal touch and could help families at a stressful time.

“Premi babies and things like that, they’ll be given one for each family and they usually take them home with them,” she said.

“With a still-born, it sort of helps with that grieving process.”

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