Every Wednesday morning, the Gowanbrae Residents’ Craft Group meet in the community centre for a couple of hours to work on their projects.
At one particular meeting, some members decided they needed a special project. But what?
It was then that Judith Kranjcic thought, “Why not make a quilt?”
And so they did.
Each member made their own block, which didn’t take too long. But then the hard part loomed ahead.
“The joining of the quilt had to be completed by hand, so that slowed us down,” explained Judith.
It took a little bit of negotiating, but Judith managed to get the quilt completed. What was the deal she made, you ask?
“I offered to complete the quilt if the ladies agreed to make a bag of teddy bears to donate to the Cancer in Kids Auxiliary (CIKA),” she confesses. With proceeds from sales going to fund cancer research, we think that’s a deal well made!
A few months later, with a completed quilt in hand, Judith entered their group project into the Whittlesea Show. And as luck would have it, they won! The category was ‘Quilt made by a group – patchwork/applique/quilting’.
The prize was a certificate, blue sash and $9 cash. Both the certificate and sash will be displayed in the community centre. As for the prize money?
“We’ll have to splurge on a treat for ourselves!” Judith says gleefully.
“It’s the thrill of winning and winning the first prize,” she adds.
So excited that they won, the residents are eagerly looking forward to next year’s show so they can enter again. Stay tuned to find out if they continue their winning streak in 2018.
Interested in learning more? Visit us at 1A Gowanbrae Drive or call 1800 72 71 70 to book a tour.