Quilts made with love

Coralie Clarke and Ann Jenkins of Harbourside Quilters with a selection of the group’s work. Picture: Emma Reeves d420376
Coralie Clarke and Ann Jenkins of Harbourside Quilters with a selection of the group’s work. Picture: Emma Reeves d420376

The Harbourside Quilters started 10 years ago at Harbourside Village and has made quilts for various projects including the Free the Bears fund and a women’s refuge.

Coralie Clarke, an experienced quilter, started teaching the group how to quilt at Harbourside and is now a resident too.

‘It’s a joint effort and we use scraps from a quilt shop I used to own as well as other materials that group members bring in,’ she said.

‘It really is a great group and the quilting provides us with a reason to get together once a month and do something for a good cause.’

Current projects include knitting booties, beanies and jumpers for babies in Zimbabwe, as well as making small quilts for children and others for Wheelchairs for Kids.