Quilting group Archie’s Army are expanding their good work to include teddy bears for siblings of quilt recipients.
Archie’s Army is a group of local and national sewers and quilters who distribute quilts to sick children and kids who have suffered trauma in their life, such as the death of a parent. The group has previously been asked if a sibling quilt could be sent to other children in a quilt recipient’s family.
Logistically, it wouldn’t be possible due to financial and organizational reasons. However, thanks to two members of the Army, Colleen and Tracy, Archie’s Army are able to offer a knitted or embroidered teddy bear to each sibling of the quilt recipient. The bears are known as ‘Archie bears’.
The bears would need to be requested at the same time as the quilt to make use of postage options.
Previous Archie quilt recipients can request a knitted or embroidered bear to be sent to siblings, but a donation towards the cost of postage would be appreciated by the Army. Postage cost for up to four bears would be $8.40.
Archie’s Army is looking for extra knitters for the easy pattern. Those close to Harden or the Snowy Mountains or coastal groups can drop bears off, or bears can be posted to the Harden office.
Archie’s Army will also be holding a quilting weekend on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of October. The weekend will be held at the Harden CWA Hall from 9am to 4pm.
Visit the Army’s Facebook page Harden Murrumburrah Archie’s Army at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1648217828784833/ for more information or to help out.
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