Our group formed originally with a number of women from our church who held the same passion for sewing for others in need. After our first quilt show, we opened this to the community and since then we have grown significantly. Helping Hands meets on the third Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm.
Originally we were sewing with ‘mission without borders’, which covered a number of eastern European countries, however, the cost of shipping became prohibitive and we have since linked up with organisations closer to home.
In the past few years, our quilts have traveled to Russia, Romania, Eastern Europe, Timor, outback Queensland and wherever there was a need.
Currently, we are quilting for:
Victims of Domestic Violence – Brisbane
Ryder Cheshire Foundation – Timor
Quilts of Valour – Returned Service Men and Women
Be Uplifted – Breast Cancer
Brisbane Children’s Hospital Brisbane – Chemo Quilt Wraps
Redcliffe Hospital – Dignity Quilts Intensive Care Ward
Brisbane Children’s Hospital, Logan Hospital, and Redcliffe Hospital – Tote bags for foster children at Christmas
Helping Hands predominately works with donated fabrics. We do have stalls throughout the year to fund our batting requirements and any additional embellishments.
How can you help?
You can make a donation of fabric or batting You can make a monetary donation You can come to Helping Hands and give of your time.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Helping Hands and for joining us in supporting our community through Quilts made with Love.
WHERE: Deception Bay Uniting Church (Cnr Deception Bay and Webster Roads, Deception Bay)
WHEN: Every 3rd Saturday of the Month – 1pm till 4pm (Please phone to confirm)
COST: NO CHARGE …. AND YOU ALSO GET A GREAT AFTERNOON TEA
WHAT TO BRING: We have 8 sewing machines for use.
You can also bring your own machine, pins and accessories.
We supply all the fabric (usually in kit form)
WHAT WE NEED: Donations of any fabrics are always gratefully received.
Batting (wadding) is also required to finish the quilts and is the biggest expense for these projects.
WHO TO CONTACT: Lorraine 3888 3907 / 0417 190 949 & Judy 0431 701662
The 4 quilts shown on this page were made and taken to an orphanage in the Philippines. Quilts were made for each of the 23 children at the orphanage.