Quilting bee offers handicraft for sale at charity bazaar


Three-dimensional frames made of craft paper are among a variety of items for sale at the bazaar which will benefit a children’s home.

Unique handicraft including soft furnishings, earrings, three-dimensional frames and greeting cards will be up for sale at a charity bazaar in Ipoh tomorrow.

Proceeds will go towards a children’s home.

The handicrafts are made by 10 women living in Meru Valley Resort.

Group leader Datin Mina Ushiama said this was the 16th edition of the bazaar.

“Last year, the bazaar raised RM16,000 for a home in Silibin which takes care of physically and mentally challenged children.

“Our target this year is RM15,000 but we hope we can raise more,” said Ushiama, 80, a Japanese who has been living in Ipoh since 1974.

Ushiama set up the Meru Valley Patchwork Society in 2007 and held her first charity bazaar the following year.

“Currently, the society has 10 members. We meet every Tuesday morning at the resort’s common room to make items for the bazaar.

“We make placemats, aprons, bags, pouches, dolls, quilts, stuffed toys and paper craft.

“It usually takes us a year to finish more than 100 items.

“Every year, when we reach the target, we set a date to hold the bazaar,” she added.

The bazaar is set to take place at the function room of Meru Valley Resort from 9am to 3pm.

Besides handicraft, the bazaar will have a food and pottery section.

Delicious cookies and pies will be among the food items on sale.

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