A Message from our President
Hello to you all:
These are trying times and our lives have never been quite like this. Not much choice really, but to slow down and take a step back and pull out any U.F.O’S we might have to get them finished. When we all get together again we should have a lot of quilts for show and tell. As always I was blown away by your great effort in finishing the quilts for our bush fire victims as well as all the pillow cases, cushions, and other house hold items you completed. We hope it will lift their spirits, during these trying times.
I was watching the news a week or two ago, when Boris Johnson was in isolation due to the covid 19 virus and the camera showed a statue of Winston Churchill, and I thought I might change the words of Churchill’s famous wartime speech, however when I asked Bill to pull it off the net I was told my nephew had already beaten me to it so here is David’s take on it.
To paraphrase Winston:
I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home.
To ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of Covid, if necessary for years, if necessary alone:
We shall wash our hands and cover our mouths when we cough,
We shall work from home
We shall go on to the end,
We shall fight at work, as we wash in the bathrooms,
We shall isolate on the buses and trains,
We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the hospitals,
We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
We shall fight on the beaches,
We shall social distance on the landing grounds,
We shall distance in the fields and in the streets,
We shall distance in the hills;
We shall never surrender, and I believe, in the end, we shall deploy the vaccine and have our victory!
Hoping this situation does not go on for too long,
Have a happy and peaceful Easter.
This is Val’s lovely quilt
Lorraine sends her thanks to all her friends at patchwork for the beautiful flowers we sent following her recent surgery, The good news is that she has had word from her specialist today that all is well, a huge relief and she is looking forward to being able to eat normally again, she hasn’t let any of this impede her , she finished this beautiful quilt and has started a black and white one like the one Betty made a while back.
Marie finished this lovely quilt for her sister-in-law, the 11 hearts represent the 11 siblings in Gary’s family
This is Narelle’s cute Chook quilt
Deb’s grandson is going to love this psychedelic, United Nations of penguins
My sewing room is done, I’ve found all the work surfaces and even Roger’s bed. Can’t wait to get out there .
Even the cupboard is tidy……I wonder how long that will last?
Here is a little mystery, these photos appeared on my MPQ photo file on 2nd April, I don’t know where they came from. Does anyone else know? It’s a really lovely quilt, I’d love to know who made it.
Can I remind you that it is much easier if you send photos as a message to my phone. Don’t forget to check out the newsletter , Penne and I would both appreciate any contributions you might like to make to either the newsletter or the blog.
Marie reminded me today that Steven at Grafton Textiles is opening his shop each morning ……. quilt shops are essential services ( I think it comes under the umbrella of mental health) Ha Ha. Steven does online sales , apparently is even open to video calls and I believe that delivery to Yamba via Australia Post can be as quick as overnight…. amazing.
Have a happy Easter Ladies, it will certainly be a different one this year.
Stay safe and I’ll leave you with another little meme
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