Crafty Girls stitch up plan to help kids at Ngala

Sara Browne and Kara Cheah from Ngala receive  the gift of quilts from Coralie Clarke and the other Crafty Girls. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d447074
Sara Browne and Kara Cheah from Ngala receive the gift of quilts from Coralie Clarke and the other Crafty Girls. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d447074

A DOZEN women in Mindarie have spent the past year stitching quilts for a parenting group.

Coralie Clarke said she and Ann Jenkins started the Crafty Girls group at Harbourside Village about a decade ago, and each year chose a charity to donate quilts to.

This year, the group created 34 quilts for Ngala to use as play mats, and they plan to do so again next year.

“I had a link with Ngala many years ago,” Mrs Clarke said.

“We wanted to do something for children.

“The women are not interested in making big quilts, they wanted to make smaller quilts.”

Mrs Clarke said quilting was a fun hobby she had picked up a long time ago.

“When we get older, there’s not a lot of things we can do physically, but we’ve got the ability to create something,” she said.

“It’s exciting to see the fabrics, the colours and the patterns that we either make up or we copy from a quilting magazine.”

The group held a morning tea on Wednesday, November 25, when representatives from Ngala collected the quilts.