As part of the agreement between the council for the use of
ASSISTING AT LOCAL EXHIBITIONS AND
Sponsoring and assisting with the organisation of the art, craft and photography sections at the
Samford Show provides local
artists a venue to exhibit their
work in a public space for
little expense, while providing
exposure and experience in exhibition work.
PARTICIPATING AT LOCAL FUNCTIONS
The Association's members enjoy Christmas in the Park and other functions held by local groups in John Scott Park and have raffled works of art to raise funds for charity.
They regularly assist with functions at the
school community as well and some organize craft for school fetes.
ASSISTING WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT
QUIRKY QUILTERS FROM THE SLAB HUT OFFER SKILLS TO
Some of the fibre arts folk have joined
together and formed the Quirky Quilters group which regularly sees them donating hours of their time sewing, knitting and crocheting for charity.
To date they have made and
distributed many articles to the Mater
Children's Hospital, various Cancer Councils, Love and Care, Animal Welfare Groups, Careflight, Dept. Family Services, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Wildcare, Smith Family, Abused Women groups and individuals suffering from failing health issues. Their skills have been used to make some amazing patchwork quilts which are often raffled by the receiving group to assist with fund raising.
We proudly supported Hummingbird House, the first children's hospice in Queensland in it's beginnings.
The Quirky Quilters were also nominated for Pride of Australia, 2015.
The little band of helpers is assisted financially by the Association but the hours of donated time and their skills are given freely by the members. Trauma teddies, cot blankets, crochet rugs, knitted toys, chemo covers, premature baby pillows, patchwork quilts, muslin wraps and booties see their way to various destinations to assist in bringing joy and relief where possible. An Association member was recognised by the Pillowcases for Oncology Kids group for the donations she has made to that group. This group also makes protective foot covers for wheel chairs which are given to the elderly.
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