Thursday, September 5, 2013

And the winners are..........

The quilt was won by Adele Davis of Bli Bli.

The woven rug was won by S Adams from Coolum Beach.

And the clown was won by Win Philp, one of our Sunshine Linus members.

Congratulations to those three lucky people.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Open Day 2013

Our inaugural Open Day last Saturday was enormously successful.  Our main objectives were to connect with the community and to raise funds to continue our work, and we have achieved both!
I popped around before the doors were open to take some photos.

Firstly, the meeters and greeters, Maureen, Nikki and Barb, ready to take admissions and sell raffle tickets.  The first prize is a choice of the lovely Irish Chain quilt or the beautiful woven blanket on the end of the table. A difficult choice.

Step inside and to the left and here's a long view of the church.  The quilts over the pews are Sunshine Linus donation quilts, while those hanging are the personal precious quilts of some of our members. 
Liz and Thelma discussing strategy
Looking back from the church through the vestibule to the meeting hall. 
The sales tables are groaning with goodies. 
Lee is waiting for customers - it won't be long now!

Quilts, toys, bags, scarves and so much more; it's hard to know what to buy!
But there's more! Cushions and owls and more quilts!
Rosemary has been bundling pre-loved craft magazines for sale, and is also raffling the delightful knitted clown.
Inside the meeting hall are displays of some of the items made and distributed by Sunshine Linus.
Blankets of love and tiny robes for babies, knitted jumpers, beanies and toys, children's pyjamas, adult bibs for nursing home residents, weighted blankets and vests for special schools, zippered bags for toiletries, bags for carrying xrays, and bright busy bags for foster children.

Touchy feely quilts and aprons, knitted slipper socks, drainage bags for oncology units, scarves, rice bags to stimulate Alzheimer's patients, and quilted, crocheted and knitted lap rugs.
Along a bit further here's Bev S at the demonstration table.
Bev's sewing some bags and chatting with our visitors.
Also, in the meeting hall are the vendor stalls.
Here's Penny from Patchwork Angel.
Robyn and Chris from Bowerbirdy.

Julie from Nimble Stitches
And Kim and her helper from Kimz Sewing and Patchwork.
The doors are open and our salesladies are being kept very busy.
And then a lovely Devonshire tea, aaah.
The ladies in the kitchen did a fabulous job of keeping up with the hungry hordes.
There was an enormous amount of work being done behind the scenes and our grateful thanks go to all the husbands and family and friends who came to help out.
There will be another post shortly with news of the winners of the lovely raffles.