Quilts bring hospital joy

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Judy Wright, Celeste Selten, Lee Grapes, Vicki Birnie, WACHS operation manager Liam Avery, Adrianna Hanley and nursing and midwifery district director Linda Sinclair accepting on behalf of Karratha Health Campus.
Camera IconJudy Wright, Celeste Selten, Lee Grapes, Vicki Birnie, WACHS operation manager Liam Avery, Adrianna Hanley and nursing and midwifery district director Linda Sinclair accepting on behalf of Karratha Health Campus. Credit: Picture: Marg Bertling

A group of keen Karratha quilters have got together to create an artwork to be displayed at the local hospital to help brighten the days of patients.

The quilting ladies from the Karratha Arts and Learning Centre were approached by local hospital volunteer Adrianna Hanley who noticed the walls of the facility were looking rather bare.

Quilter Judy Wright said the group made two quilts featuring Australian animals to be hung on the wall. The quilts were put under glass for hygienic reasons.

“We always support the hospital. Many of us have been on the hospital auxiliaries in the old days,” she said.

“You’re in hospital, you’re sick, you like to see something cheerful. If we can make it a nicer more cheerful place for us to go to then why not?

“We thought that the Australian animals was a bit quirky and we thought we would do something a bit different so patients and visitors can get a smile out of it.”

The quilts were presented to the hospital during a morning tea last month and are set to be displayed in the maternity ward and children’s area.

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