In 2002, Robin Wilkins invited a group of ladies to make quilts for seriously ill children under the banner of Project Linus.
The group later became known as Robin's Roses and has been supplying the Royal Children's Hospital (now Lady Cilento Children's Hospital) in Brisbane with an average of 300 quilts a year and also an average of 100 quilts a year to the Gympie Hospital Chemotherapy Ward.
Our group of 23 ladies meets every Monday at Cooinda Aged Care Home to plan and co-ordinate the distribution of fabrics and other supplies, enabling ladies to create their quilts at home. Our aim is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children and adults who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, through the gift of a new, home-made quilt lovingly created by our ladies.
Robin's Roses quilts are machine washable cotton in child and adult-friendly colours and can be any size or pattern. To help, you can support our fund-raising activities and donate cotton material to be used in quilts. To find out more contact: Robin Wilkins on 5482 5026 or Rita Perissinotto on 5483 8972.
Quilt Open Day - Come along to see the latest quilts being delivered to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital for the comfort of seriously ill children on Saturday October 31, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Jean Beattie Hall, Cooinda Aged Care Home, Cooinda Street, Gympie.
Quilts on display will include Linus Quilts as well as Adult Quilts for the Chemotherapy Ward Gympie, Handmade Crafts and Gift Stall, Lucky Door Prize and Quilt Raffle. $5 admission includes Morning and/or Afternoon Tea. Enquiries to Gail Whittaker on 0412 781 209 or on Rita Perissinotto 5483 8972.