Monday, May 24, 2010

Quilts for STEMM's Mums

Our newsletter mentioned that the Thursday night group are having a bit of a push to make lots of Baby quilts for the new Mums at STEMM, and we've been asked to dig around the stash and unearth the odd piece of fabric or wadding to donate to help out, well Penny, owner of Patchwork Angel, and a Thursday night member, donated some lovely vibrant fabric and wadding that Janet has turned into these 3 Baby Quilts.

Janet used the Disappearing Nine Patch pattern, (gosh that pattern is proving to be a boon to the quick and easy quilt pallet!)  to create these 3 and she will be delivering them on her next STEMM volunteering day. 
The innovative and wonderful STEMM (Supporting Teenagers with Education Mothering and Mentoring) program is set at Burnside High School in Nambour, here on the Sunshine Coast, with the aim of helping teenage Mums to finish their high school education while acquiring skills essential to bringing up their child.  Several young ladies have not only finished their High School education but have gone on to further their education at the USC. 
The program is a partnership between Education Queensland, TAFE and the University of the Sunshine Coast.  For more info go to the STEMM site here and the USC news and events page here.
Of course none of this program would be possible if it wasn't for the support and work freely given by a wide range of selfless volunteers - (o)  (o)  (o) Big Claps and Thank You's  to all.
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