Port Elliot Patchworkers support worthy cause

The Port Elliot Patchworkers group has been busy working within the community and fundraising for a worthy cause.

On June 22, more than 70 people gathered at a special Port Elliot Patchworkers (PEP) event held at the Port Elliot Institute, to support the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation (FCSF).

The group ran a successful Biggest Morning Tea, raising $1000 to support FCSF's work transporting patients to medical appointments.

The event was supported by local Fleurieu quilting groups, PEP members, friends and their families.

Besides a delicious array of home-baked goodies on offer, guests had plenty to keep them entertained.

Love Lee Fabrics from Mount Barker provided a pop-up-shop with many beautiful fabrics, patterns, and notions to purchase, and the River Port Singers performed renditions of uplifting songs under the direction of Helen Abbot-Swan.

The institute was also decorated with quilts of all sizes and designs, displaying the considerable talents of PEP members.

Guest speaker, Chris O'Brien, past president of the SA Quilters Guild, spoke of her extensive quilting journey over the past 45 years.

Her talk was engaging and inspirational and also included a special display of quilting styles and techniques.

PEP president Trish Rees thanked Ms O'Brien, the SA Quilters Guild, Ian McFarlane from the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation and all supporters and attendees.