Quilting is a delicate art that requires hours of intense concentration and skill. It is definitely a craft for those who are dedicated.
And this Christmas, Be Uplifted Inc has been blessed with a stunning handmade quilt by the team of skilled quilters to fundraise our breast cancer patient care services.
The Wantima Ladies Quilting Group – Janet Amoss, Margaret Harding, Susie Cash, Dot Kirby, Gayle Lee, Lynne Marshall, plus Quilter Jo Bennett worked together to generously create then donate this remarkable quilt to Be Uplifted Inc.
The quilt was made and donated to Be Uplifted Inc in recognition of the support and friendship given by our breast cancer charity to the quilting group’s friend, Karen, in June 2017.
Karen was a recipient of breast cancer care services from Be Uplifted Inc and the quilt in this talented group of women’s way of giving back.
About the quilt
The ladies have created a vibrant quilt with a bit of a vintage feel.
We love the quilt design, and the tonal effects created by the different golden and jeweled coloured fabrics that give the quilt a depth of colour and make it a stylish decorative accent that will transform any room.
This traditional pieced quilt has been created using carefully arranged block patterns and geometric shapes with bold contrasting borders to create a striking pattern.
With its intrinsic top decorative stitching plus versatile colour palette, this patchwork quilt will work in so many spaces.
And all those of the lovely jewel tones of the quilt top are cleverly contrasted with the quilt backing, a delightful spotted lavender print.
Watch Be Uplifted Inc President Wendy Paterson unwrap the quilt.
This quilt is a quality-crafted piece too. It took six experienced and dedicated quilters about 36 hours to create.
The wadding, or stuffing, is comprised of soft and durable bamboo, and the finished size of 73 x 64 inches (or 185.42cm x 162.56cm) is a versatile addition to any home.
If you love this handmade patchwork quilt, the good news is that Be Uplifted Inc is raffling it off for Christmas.
This is your chance to win this handmade quilt for Christmas!
We know this gorgeous quilt will make a fabulous Christmas present, or a much-loved addition to any home.
And for just $2 a ticket, you can enter our charity Art Union and win this wonderful prize, plus help Be Uplifted Inc continue to help more people socially disadvantaged because of a breast cancer diagnosis in 2018.
But be quick, we have limited tickets, so secure your chance to win this gorgeous quilt now!