MORE than 40 members of Launceston’s Flowerpatch Quilters went to the Central Methodist Hall for their annual meeting on Thursday, October 13.
The group had raised £2,500 for their chosen 2016 charity, Motor Neurone Disease Association with the sale of raffle tickets for a double quilt ‘Cornish Cottages’, which they had all made during the spring months.
Karen Lang, a representative of the Cornish branch of the charity, was delighted to accept the cheque from chairman Liz Beare and thanked the members for all their hard work and beautiful sewing telling them it was breathtaking the amount they had raised.
This was the 33rd year that Flowerpatch Quilters had held a quilt exhibition, made and raffled a patchwork quilt and to date had raised almost £40,000 for different charities.
This band of enthusiastic quilters meets every month on the second Thursday at the Central Methodist Hall and always welcomes new members.