Quilts a comfort to Stirling Women’s Centre

Tracy Buchholz and Marianne from the Stirling Women's Centre with some of the donated quilts. Picture: Michael Gill
Tracy Buchholz and Marianne from the Stirling Women's Centre with some of the donated quilts. Picture: Michael Gill

THE WA Quilters Association (WAQA) has donated quilts to the Stirling Women’s Centre to support women and children who have experienced or are at risk of domestic violence.

City of Stirling Aged Care and Disability Services acting team leader Tracy Buchholz, who is a member of WAQA, said she had worked with families at the shelter for many years.

“WAQA recognises the excellent work that Stirling Women’s Centre do in support of women and children experiencing, or at risk of, family and domestic violence,” Ms Buchholz said.

“The centre has supported more than 4500 women and their children over its 36-year history.”

Ms Buchholz said WAQA had donated quilts to the centre previously to give some comfort to the women and children experiencing such challenging circumstances.

“As a result, they donated 15 quilts of various sizes to the centre – five to remain at the centre to help brighten up the living spaces, and 10 to be given to children leaving the centre,” she said.

WAQA donates to a variety of organisations, including Princess Margaret Hospital, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, SolarisCare and Haematology and men’s hostels and women’s refuges, as well as supporting people and families who have been through emergencies such as bushfires.