Springfield Yarners group members (front) Dr Nicole Ann Todd and Heather Ellis with Muriel Harvey, Phyllis Lencz, Pauline Steadman, Veronica Reardon and Heather Russell.
Springfield Yarners group members (front) Dr Nicole Ann Todd and Heather Ellis with Muriel Harvey, Phyllis Lencz, Pauline Steadman, Veronica Reardon and Heather Russell.

Blanket donation to warm women's hearts

ARE you a creative and passionate person who enjoys a good yarn?

Then it's time to pick up a set of knitting needles and join the Springfield Yarners to make blankets for charity groups.

The group handed over 70 hand-knitted and crocheted blankets to the Domestic Violence Action Centre on Monday.

Club co-ordinator and University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Senior Lecturer (Education) Dr Nicole Ann Todd said she was glad the group could provide some comfort to those in need.

"Each year, we hand over a large batch of blankets as our way to pass on the comfort and love to those who need it and let them know there are others who are thinking of them," Dr Todd said.

"A small group of knitters have been coming to knit for an hour on campus however there are so many people who I never see that send in these strips for us to put together.

"It's a great feeling knowing there are people out there who are willing to offer countless hours of their own time to do something for someone they have never met."

Domestic Violence Action Centre's Heather Ellis said the colourful blankets were a nice keepsake for vulnerable women and children to receive.

"These blankets are incredibly important because not only have they been made with love but they are going to women and children who need them in times when they're experiencing difficulties in their lives," Ms Ellis said.

The Springfield Yarners meet the last Monday of every month at 1pm at the 6th floor staffroom at USQ Springfield.

Knitters are welcome to join the group for a knit and a chat.

The group accepts 1.5m knitted strips and completed blankets all year round. Just drop them into USQ Springfield's reception.