Tuesday, July 28, 2009

mooroolbark library turns 25

Last week saw Mooroolbark Library turn 25. The community turned out in droves to celebrate, it was obvious that the library is a well loved and supported community space.

Part of the celebration included the unveiling of a quilt made by a local quilting group. Cheryl Young (convenor of the quilt) was inspired to make a quilt for Mooroolbark after a trip to Castlemaine library. She asked 5 of her friends if they’d contribute and Carmel Basile, Lorraine Walker, Lyla Welsh, Helen Loosley and Liz Vincent all agreed to take on the venture.

Sadly Helen passed away before completing her section of the quilt, so the ladies completed her work for her. Her husband Peter assisted me with the official unveiling of the quilt which was a fitting tribute to Helen and a wonderful gift for the library.

The making of the quilt was also supported by the Mooroolbark Community Bank Bendigo Bank, Sandlyn House Edge to Edge Quilting Services.

After a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday, Peter and I cut the cake, which proved to be popular with young and old.

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