AQA members support the community by making and donating more than two hundred quilts each year to various worthwhile charities. This program allows members the opportunity to share their skills and bring comfort to those in need of a warm hug.
Faye Eaton, Jan MacFadyen and Faye Burville are the coordinators of the AQA Gift Quilt Program. The work they do is often unseen, but the results are amazing. Members contribute to the design and making of the quilts.
Gift Quilt Program Coordinators – Jan MacFadyen, Faye Burville and Faye Eaton
The Gift Quilt girls organise and supply kits for machine piecing and prepared shapes for hand piecing, ready for members to pick up and work on at home. The girls also accept, sort, and store all fabric donations.
Each year the AQA Gift Quilt girls arrange a Gift Quilt Day at the Surrey Hills Hall. All those attending can work on whichever task suits their skills.
The following organisations benefit from our donations;
- Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre Melbourne – Hospital for treatment and care of cancer patients.
- Odyssey House Victoria – Counselling and support, and residential rehabilitation for alcohol and other drug, affected families. Quilts go to clients after completing a significant stage in their rehabilitation program.
- Anglicare and Foster Care Vic – protection and empowerment of disadvantaged children, young people and families.
- SOCIT Box Hill
Members are encouraged to support this wonderful initiative.