On display at Newcastle Stitches & Craft show will be the Novocastrian Quilters community quilts which the group makes for donation to local charities and with the majority of these going to John Hunter Hospital Kids Club, the NICU unit at John Hunter Hospital and Kaleidoscope Kids.

The group will also display a special quilt created for their yearly raffle to raise funds for this year’s chosen charity, Destiny Haven at Clarence Town, a sanctuary that provides residential life skills training that helps women in need.

Novocastrian Quilters was established in 1984 with a small group of ladies who had the same interests, meeting at a hall in Waratah then grew and move to the New Lambton Community Centre. With a member base of approximately 150, where they remain an Association that brings together people with an interest in patchwork and quilting.

The Novocastrian Quilters past raffles have raised funds for


Calvary Mater Hospital

John Hunter Kids Club

Riding for the Disabled

Breast & Prostate Cancer

The Nicholas Trust


Harry’s House

Jenny’s Place

Delta Therapy Dogs

Above: Raffle Quilt by Novocastrian Quilters