WA Quilters Association collecting quilts for Wooroloo fire victims

Busselton quilter Val York is collecting quilts to donate to the Wooroloo fire victims who lost their homes in the recent fires.
Busselton quilter Val York is collecting quilts to donate to the Wooroloo fire victims who lost their homes in the recent fires.

Busselton quilter Val York is collecting quilts for people who lost their homes in the Wooroloo fires earlier this month.

Ms York is part of the WA Quilters Association whose members are collecting quilts from around the state and are looking for any type of quilt that people can take comfort from.

"It is something the WA Quilters Association does when there is a family in trouble who might have lost everything or when someone is down and out," she said.

"The association gives them a quilt because it is something that can be personally owned."

Ms York said it was a cause that was close to her heart, she used to live near the area that was devastated by the bushfire.

"We lived nearby in a jarrah forest in Chidlow, so I know the fright of it and how they must be feeling," she said.

"In the 18 years that we lived there, there was one fire that was close by and only one road to get out from where we lived.

"It would have been frightening, there were embers and 3.5 kilometres ahead where balls of fire, I know about that."

The association are collecting king, queen, double, single, lap and baby quilts in any colour that will suit men, women, children and even dogs.

Ms York will be collecting quilts until the end of March, if people would like to donate a quilt they may contact her on 0429 723 712.