Jane stitching a quilt a week for retreat

President of the Country Womens Association Woy Woy, Jane Bowtell, has been keeping busy this lockdown, creating seven quilts for the Elsie’s Retreat Project.

Elsie’s Retreat is a dedicated in-patient Palliative Care Unit at Gosford Hospital.

The aim is to provide patients with the quilts, and then they will then be gifted to families once their loved one passes away.

“I have made one a week for seven weeks and I’m still going,” Bowtell said.

“Just because lockdown has stopped us working together in person, it doesn’t mean we can’t work together whilst apart.

“They are both a wonderful comfort for patients undergoing care and also a beautiful keepsake for grieving families.

“If anyone has any quilting material they would like to donate to the CWA it would be most appreciated.”

Bowtell can be contacted for any quilting material enquiries via the CWA Woy Woy’s Facebook page.

Media release, Aug 14
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