Pink quilts bring a message of hope

A patch of pink: Oatley Cottage has organised more than 60 pink quilt to be auctioned at the Oatley Festival to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. Picture: John Veage
A patch of pink: Oatley Cottage has organised more than 60 pink quilt to be auctioned at the Oatley Festival to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. Picture: John Veage

More than 60 pink quilts will be auctioned during the Oatley Village Festival to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

The quilts were all made for the 2018 Pink Quilt Competition and funds raised from the auction will go towards placing specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses wherever they're needed and making breast health understanding a priority.

The quilts will be judged before the auction and the Best of Show will win a PFAFF sewing machine package valued at $1000 from Blessington Pty Ltd.

The quilting competition, exhibition and auction has been organised by the popular patchwork and embroidery shop Oatley Cottage.

Entries were received by quilters from across St George and Sutherland Shire and from as far away as Tamworth.

The quilts had to be at least 70 per cent pink in colour and could include traditional and non-traditional quilting techniques.

Oatley Cottageā€™s Diana Marshall said the pink quilts are a symbol of hope and hoping for a cure.

Some of the quilters had personal experience of cancer, either themselves or through a family member.

One quilter, Judy Hogg of Miranda said she was contributing her pink quilt have having breast cancer three years ago and needing the services of the McGrath nurses which she said were wonderful.

The quilts will be auctioned at the Oatley Uniting Church on Saturday, October 20 starting at 10am.

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