Cleve Country Quilters raise funds for Relay for Life

WINNER: Leanne Jacobs, winner of the raffle, with Catherine Green and Catherine Summers.
WINNER: Leanne Jacobs, winner of the raffle, with Catherine Green and Catherine Summers.

Cleve Country Quilters has raised around $1500 in their biannual raffle.

The group holds an exhibition during the Eyre Peninsula Field Days, during which they raffle off a quilt designed especially for the event.

Money raised through the raffle is usually between $1000 and $1500, and is donated to a cause the group believes is worthy.

This year, the funds raised will be donated to Relay for Life, an event held by the Cancer Council which raises money for support for those battling cancer and research to fight the disease.

The group felt that raising funds to help fight cancer would be a fitting cause, as the disease affects many people within the Cleve community.

The previous raffle in 2016 raised funds for the Cleve and Districts Mental Health and Wellbeing Group.

Cleve Country Quilters meet every week on Wednesday, and make the quilt for the raffle in that time.

This year’s quilt was a group effort, with members all contributing to the final design.

While the making of a quilt is a long and meticulous process, many hands made light work of the creation.

Fabric for the quilt was donated by Jo Schumann from quilting supplier ‘Stitch n Bits’ in Cowell.

The raffle was won by Leanne Jacobs, pictured here with the final design.