Quilt of remembrance

Hinewai Barrett from Dargaville RSA is impressed with the workmanship of the donated quilt and is curious about the donor

Staff and members at the Dargaville RSA are baffled by a surprisingly generous donation they received in October and would love to find out who the sender was. A well-made quilt arrived by post with no return address.

The package arrived address to To Whom it May Concern from the Greytown Post Shop, dated October 24 at 4.34pm. On the reverse of the package was a message which read, “Hi. This can be used for display, or raffled, or gifted to someone who needs it. 100 years, 11-11-18.”

Spokesperson, Hinewai Barrett, is curious to know where it came from so that the sender can be acknowledged.

“We have been absolutely bowled over by it, it is just beautiful work,” she said.

The reverse side of the quilt is covered in poppies and messages of Lest We Forget and the front a field of poppies with the same message quilted above the frame.

Hinewai has been following leads investigating where it may have come from but so far has had no positive response.

The quilt will be put inside a display cabinet to protect it for future generations.

If you have any thoughts on who it may have come from or know of a quilter with an affiliation to Dargaville, contact Hinewai at the RSA 09 439 8164.


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