Clients of Bolton Clarke At Home Support in the Toowoomba area will stay extra warm this winter thanks to the generosity of a local sewing group.
The Craft Nest Sewing Club, from Crows Nest, created a selection of 14 warm winter quilts and presented them at a special morning tea at Harristown.
Bolton Clarke Toowoomba At Home Support Manager Glenys Hannemann said her clients were delighted to receive the beautiful gifts.
“Some of our clients can be very isolated socially and geographically. These types of gestures from within the community mean the world to them,” she said.
“We have one lady who teared up when she received a special quilt sewn specifically for her with farm animals on it, she was so overwhelmed I know that it will take pride of place on her bed.”
The presentation morning provided a rare opportunity to gather clients together and catch up over morning tea.
Sewing club member Jan Scudmore said it was exciting to see the donations so well received.
“The smiles on their faces today absolutely keep us going,” she said.
She said the club has 45 members and has created and donated thousands of sewn and patchworked items to local organisations and charities since it was founded as a social group after a severe drought in 1997.
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