Great result for Biggest Morning Tea

Annie44Sun, 12/05/2019 - 5:36pm

Some of the craft competition entries

Despite a rainy, overcast morning, just on 60 people attended the North Arm Stitch Gatherers Biggest Morning Tea on Saturday 4 May.

The sale tables were the first stop for many, where a variety of hand crafted and donated goods were on display.   Sales were brisk, adding $600 to the final total.  The major raffle, a hand made bed throw and matching cushions donated by Joan Williams was also sold out, providing another $500.  Total raised so far is a whopping $2,300.

Over 20 people went home happily clutching raffle prizes and the major prize of a Bunnings $50 voucher was won by Olga Leary of Tea Gardens.  Alan Woodrow won the second major prize, a $25 Dan Murphy’s voucher.  Colin Williams won the lucky door prize.

The Judges were amazed at the  variety of entries in the “Black & White” competition.  Winners in the various categories were:  Best knitted item – Margaret Nolan.  Best Patchwork – Kaye Furley who also won best soft toy.  Best decorative – Robyn Haddon.   Best wearable – Dora Crawford.  Judges choice and people’s choice, Annette Searle for her knitted chess set.  

The Stitch Gatherers group is absolutely delighted with the result and the total of $2,300 is growing, with donations still coming in. 

The Stitch Gatherers are already planning for next year when the theme will be “Christmas in May”.  So get started early on your Christmas entries for the competition.  Donations of items for the sale tables and raffles will also be welcome. 

A big thank you to all who attended  for your support and generosity  and if you were not able to attend on 4 May and would still like to make a donation, please contact Joan Williams on 4997 3438.

Here are some pictures of the event:

From left to right: 

Annette with her winning chess set.  Kaye won best soft toy.  Robyn's mosaic tile was a winner.  The judges loved Margaret's rug. Jut look at all those raffle prizes.  Setting up the sale tables.  Cooper is delighted with his new bear.



















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