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CRAFT GROUP QUILT DONATION NOW A FEATURE IN LISMORE ART GALLERY A magnificent quilt made by the Macleay Island Community Craft group is now hanging in the Lismore Art Gallery. The quilt was a project by the island group that was made and presented to the City of Lismore following the recent flooding of the northern NSW city. The Macleay Island craft group decided to participate following a request from that community via ‘Hearts for the Communities of Lismore Floods’. According to the Macleay craft group’s president, Dorothy Leer, a group discussion decided to produce a Heart Quilt to present to Lismore for any purpose they required, particularly fund-raising. So well received has the Quilt been, it was decided it would become a display in that city’s art centre. The project was organised by group member Sue Peterson. Twenty-five individual hearts were produced by the talented Macleay members. “The hearts were all brought together to produced the quilt,” president Dorothy told the Friendly Bay Islander. The craft group were delighted to be informed that the lovely quilt is now hanging in the Lismore Art Gallery. “It is a huge compliment to our active craft group members,” Dorothy Lee said. The Macleay Island Community Craft Group has been in existence for more than 40 years. They meet every Monday between 9 and 11 am at the Macleay Island Community Hall. New members are welcome!

• Craft group members with the Lismore ‘Hearts’ Quilt.