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The Charity Quilts
When the Islay Quilters were formed, one of the ideas that seemed to be in everyone's mind, apart from learning new techniques and having fun, was to make a quilt each year to raffle for a local charity.  This is now something that we have done every year (except 1997), raising very welcome and useful sums of money to help local Islay and Jura charities.

The pattern for the charity quilt is chosen by all the members of the group and is always a majority decision.  Group members bring along a pattern they like and they are laid on the table for discussion.  Over the years we have tried many different types of patterns, ranging from hand-pieced tradition to machine-pieced contemporary.  We all have our own personal favourites!

1993
1993- Blue Quilt
1994
1994 - Un-named
1995
1995 - Grandmother's
Garden
1996
1996 - Irish Chain
1998
1998 - Tumbling Blocks
1999
1999 - Pontiac Star
2000
2000 - Basket of Flowers
2001
2001 - Fence Rail
2002
2002 - Boat Quilt
2003
2003 - Tree Quilt
2004
2004 - Dresden Plate
2005
2005- Sampler Quilt
2006
2006 - Jazzy Triangles
2007
2007 - Baltimore Quilt

2008
2008 - Log Cabin
2009
2009 - Celtic Wholecloth
2010
2010 - Crazy Patchwork
2011
2011 - Boxes within Boxes
2012
2012
2013
2013 - Hanging Garden

We are very proud of the money we have raised and have enjoyed making the quilts.  It's great to look back at our quilts and see how we have progressed!

Below shows the list of recipients of money we have raised over the last ten years:

1993 IDEAs £350
1994 Commum Nan Parent £100
        Resusci Annie £100
1995 Islay Hospital Radio £200
       Marie Curie Nurses - Islay/Jura £200
1996 Islay Hospital Radio £100
        Arts Association £100
        Marie Curie Nurses - Islay/Jura £50
        Gortanvogie £50
        Islay Museum £50
1998 MacMillan Nurses - Islay/Jura £150
        Marie Curie Nurses - Islay/Jura £150
1999 Islay Hospital Infusion Pump £500
2000 Isle of Jura Residential Care Home £400
2001 Rhinns Playgroup Association £400
2002 Islay High School Trip - Costa Rica £500
2003 Bowmore Boys Club £400
        Port Ellen Cyber Café £400
2004 Islay High School Trip - Ecuador £400
        Islay And Jura Advice Centre £400
2005 Rhinns Youth Group £400
        Swimming Pool Association £400
2006 Islay & Jura Sick Children's Fund £350
        Islay High School Overseas Project £350
2007 Isle of Jura Residential Care Home £100
        Islay and Jura Primary Schools £500
2008 Scottish Ambulance Service - Islay £500
2009 Gortanvogie £500
2010 Islay & Jura Sick Children's Fund £500
2011 Swimming Pool £400
2012 Islay Junior Gaelic Choirs £600
2013 Gortanvogie £400
2014 Girlguiding Isaly and Jura £400