The Pike River mining disaster in November of this year will have a huge impact on the West Coast community of the South Island of New Zealand for some time to come.
As is often the way in times of tragedy many people rally to help and we have heard many stories of those helping the families of the miners in whatever way they can.
Shirley Goodwin of Rangiora, Christchurch offered to make quilts for each of the members of the miners families and has been inundated with heart blocks and quilts.
You can read more about the responses and see some of the lovely quilts and heart blocks Shirley has received in her blog:-
Linda offered to quilt a quilt top for Shirley and this has now been completed as pictured.
The challenge for Shirley to complete remains huge and if you know of anyone who can help in any way I am sure she would love to hear from you via her blog.