A beautiful legacy

The ladies of Goldfields Quilters have been hard at work sewing quilts for charities. These quilts are for people who need the warmth and that special feeling that only a handmade quilt can bring.

For more than 10 years, Lorraine Cody was one of the Goldfields Quilters members and Charity Quilt coordinator, as well as an amazing machine quilter. The group owes her a debt of gratitude for her dedication to the task.

Lorraine passed away just recently in Castlemaine Hospital after a two year battle with cancer. Lorraine had a happy disposition and greatly enjoyed her time with the group and patch working. She was a generous person who would help anyone. Lorraine will be very sadly missed.

In honour of Lorraine’s memory, the Goldfields Quilters decided to donate a range of their quilts to Castlemaine Health’s Acute Ward. The quilts will be given to patients who are in end of life care, providing warmth and comfort. Of course one was put on Lorraine’s bed during her stay.

Sue Ryden, Nurse Unit Manager of the Acute Ward, acknowledges the kindness and expression of compassion that has been shown by the donation of these beautiful handmade quilts.

She said: “Memories of Lorraine will stay with the staff. The love and care that went into making them will be shared with the patients that get to use them. Thank you to all involved with the making of these quilts.”

For more information about Goldfields Quilters or the Charity Quilts, please contact Cherie on 0427972726.

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