St Mark’s Quilters
…a ministry of comfort
Nine years ago there were just two active quilters at Mark’s, Di Jobbins and Di Bracey. There were, however, plenty of enthusiasts with compassionate hearts, willing to sign up for Stitchin’ Mission, a 5 week beginner quilt-making course, where all the quilts made would be given away to a good cause at the end.
The Kindergarten Union (KU) was about to open their innovative Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Learning & Care Centre (aka The Marcia) at Liverpool, and with St Mark’s folk holding fond memories of our late friends Marcia and Barry Burgess, giving cot-sized quilt to every child enrolled at this new kindy was a plan we enthusiastically embraced.
As we enter our tenth year of quilt-making and friendship we still make a quilt for evert child who joins The Marcia, but these days we also make smaller quilts, called Blankets of Love, for the RPA Newborn Intensive Care Unit where they’re given away to grieving parents whose baby has passed away, or those with a very sick bub needing special care.
Our St Mark’s Quilters are a super-keen bunch, coming from as far afield as the Central Coast for our monthly workshops, and we’ve been so prolific in our quilt-making that this year we’ve added the Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick, as well as the Children’s Ward at Orange Base Hospital, to the list of organisations we support.
We would love experienced quilters to join us in this fun, creative and rewarding ministry.
For more information please contact:
Di Jobbins (0412 314 092) or Di Bracey (0419 555 813)