COMMUNITY WORK - REFUGE QUILTS

Wellington Quilters Guild members make and donate over 80 quilts a year to the Wellington Women's Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki (Maori Women's Refuge). Around 20 additional smaller quilts are donated to the Wellington City Mission as knee rugs for elderly citizens in need of warmth during the cold winter months. We have a viewing of all the quilts at our Annual General Meeting, then we hand them over to the refuge representatives.

A huge thanks goes out to EVERYONE who helped make these quilts possible. The coordinators, quilters, donators, binding stitchers and so on. Members stitch these quilts at home, and at work days held about 4 times a year. Busy Bee Quilt Shop donates use of its big quilting machines for Refuge Quilts.

Every role helps brighten the lives of the women and children who receive these quilts when they're going through hard times. The quilts are used to make the accommodation look warmer, cosier and more inviting.  

Ways to get involved:

  • donate fabric, batting, and/or pieced tops

  • come to Workdays to help make quilts and finish quilts (more below)

  • pick up a quilted top at a Monthly Guild Meetings and sew pre-cut binding strips on to quilts

  • for further information, please contact us.

When and where are WQG Refuge Quilt Work Days?

  • When: The last workday for 2018 is Saturday 24 November 2018. Schedule for 2019 to be advised.
    Work days are also in the WGQ Events Calendar and in the Newsletter. Typically there are 4 workdays a year, always on a Saturday.

  • Hours: 10am to 4pm

  • Where: Church of St Michael & All Angels, 196 Newlands Rd, Wellington 

What happens in Workdays?

Like-minded people get together for a Saturday for lots of sharing, advice and fun. We

·        Make backs for donated quilts tops

·        Sort bindings (which is challenging)

·        Sort fabric

·        Or just work on a project

What should I bring?

·         Your lunch.

·         Sewing kit

·         Sewing machine

For further information, please contact us.

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Work day - Preparing a completed top for quilting