FOR the past 10 years the Goulburn Valley Quilters have donated approximately 100 handmade quilts to dialysis patients at GV Health, and their recent donation of six quilts to patients is helping to warm their hearts during a difficult time.
Goulburn Valley Quilters vice president, Gael Thompson said, “Someone in our group had a contact at the hospital and it was suggested that we help the dialysis unit by making quilts and donating them to help keep them warm.
“Patients get the same quilt every time they have treatment.
“It feels good and gives you a warm feeling to be able to do something like this for those who need it the most.”
Patient, Graeme Moon has been having treatment for the past five years and says that the quilt he had made for him was very special.
“While undergoing the dialysis treatment, the blood gets taken out, goes through the machine and when it comes back in it’s quite cold. It drops your body temperature so to have the quilts is just great,” Graeme said.
“The quilters do a great job with them. They have so much detail in them.”