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Mercy Connect participants recipients of quilting gifts

Gerard Fox


Mercy Connect participants based in Albury, NSW have been the lucky recipients of handmade quilts.


The quilts have been lovingly made by the ladies at Murray River Quilters who wanted to gift every single participant at Mercy Connect Albury with a keep-sake quilt.


Murray River Quilters was established over 30 years ago with over 70 current members.


“We enjoy making the quilts and enjoy giving them to people in need. We feel that it is our way of giving back to the community. It brightens their rooms and brings a smile to their faces”, said Suzanne Block, member of Murray River Quilters and long-time employee of Mercy Connect.


The group of women gather twice a month to make quilts, knit, crochet and have a chat over a cup of tea. Since 2013, Murray River Quilters have made over 600 quilts, with 83 of them going to participants at Mercy Connect.


Mercy Connect have not been the only lucky recipients in the area with Mercy Place Palliative Care; Wodonga Palliative Care; Betty’s Place; Borella House; Children’s Ward at Albury Base Hospital; Mercy Place and Special Care Nursery Wodonga all receiving quilts as well.


The participants have been very overwhelmed and happy when receiving their unexpected gift. It goes to show that compassion and thoughtfulness continues amongst the tight-knit community of Albury.


Emily Nagle receiving her quilt from Sue Block (Murray River Quilters)

David Harding

Robert Forrester

Neville Cox


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