The Cottage Patch Guild of quilters have donated 15 beautiful handmade quilts to everyONEcounts, who in turn have donated these to Shepherd's Keep.
The guild was hoping to donate one large quilt to be auctioned at the exhibition at The Quays but with too little time, it was decided to make smaller quilts for the babies to use. The quilts were handed over to everyONEcounts from their stand at the Highland's Gathering in Amanzimtoti on Saturday 30th April 2010.
We could hardly believe the beauty of these quilts, which have all been hand crafted. "They don't make them like they used to". The Cottage Patch Quilters Guild was established in about 2002.
The guild meet once a month in a community hall, where they make quilts for charity. They started off very small but soon blossomed where they currently consist of thirty ladies who give of their time.
They have to raffle quilts to pay for fabrics and find it very difficult as the cost of supplies is very expensive but say that "somehow" they always manage. Margaret Bubb of the guild says "It would be nice to receive a little help with donations of fabric to assist them with the fabulous work that they do.
If you have off cuts of fabric, samples from swatches, or realms of cotton and or batting or can assist in any other way to keep these wonderful women crafting these beautiful work please be in contact with Margaret on 083 489 1273.