Hello, welcome and please join us! The group is run by Ursula and Felicity and we are a very active group, meeting every week on a Thursday come rain, hail or shine!
We absolutely love our volunteers and we have become close friends, chatting constantly and enjoying lunch while we sew, pin, iron and cut to make a positive difference to the environment.
Whittlesea Township is a country town right at the end of Plenty road in Melbourne’s north. Our local Men’s Shed made some Boomerang bag boxes and these are stationed at Delightful Frootz green grocer and the Monday bric a brac Market at Whittlesea Showgrounds. We also supply the Primary school, library, various cafes and gift shops etc whenever we can.
We are extremely grateful to the Whittlesea Community House for their hospitality, guidance and support these last few years. We meet each Thursday during school terms at meeting room 2 at the Library.
**Working with the House allows us to help those who need to meet their 15hrs of in-kind volunteer obligations.**
Here are our meeting dates for 2022:
Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, Laurel St, Whittlesea:
Feb 10th, 17th, 24th
March: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
April: 7th, (no sewing during school holidays), 28th
May: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd,
July: 14th, 21st, 28th
Aug: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Sep: 1st, 8th, 15th, (holidays again so no sewing here)
Oct: 6th, 20, 27th
Nov: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Dec: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th…. these dates around the holiday are subject to change
phew! that’s a lot of sewing 🙂
Where should people donate materials?:
Fabric of any kind (doonas, sheets, table cloths, quilting scraps, offcuts etc), thread and sewing supplies are always needed and gratefully accepted during opening hours at the Whittlesea Community House 92 Church Street, Whittlesea and the Whittlesea Library on Laurel St. We can always arrange to pick up donations if you’re not able to drive etc. Please email Felicity and Ursula firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text Ursula 0431312647 any time for more info or details.
Sewing bee details:
Every Thursday 10 am to 2pm, meeting room 2, Whittlesea Activity centre 57-61 Laurel St, Whittlesea VIC 3757. See you there! Kids welcome 🙂