Vicki and Mandy rug up for charity

CRAFTY quilters across the Clarence Valley have embraced the art of rugging up for a good cause.

Grafton women Mandy Chapman and Vicki Corbett organised a quilt drive for victims of the Victorian bushfires in February and have been inundated with sewn, crocheted and knitted rugs over the past three months.

Now they are calling for people to send in the last quilts so they can distribute them by winter.

Vicki said they expected to take about 150 quilts to fire-ravaged towns when they drive to Victoria next month.

Before they head to Victoria, Mandy and Vicki will hold a 'show and tell' day at 9.30am on May 23 at Lawrence Hall, to give people the opportunity to admire the quilts over morning tea. A raffle will also help raise money for the drive down.

To be part of the show and tell, drop off quilts by May 22. Mandy and Vicki will accept quilts until May 26, when they leave for Victoria.

Drop off quilts at Wallace Bishop, Queen Street Medical Centre, Material Needs and Sew Excited and Crafty Angels in the Lower Clarence.

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