Poppy News …

Good morning Poppy friends.  It’s been a couple of really big weeks at Poppy headquarters in Melbourne.  We have received MORE than 2000 poppies in the last two weeks and our total now stands at a smidge under 18,000 … up from 12,500 just two short months ago.  That is an outstanding achievement.

This week will see us at the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (Jeff’s Shed) from Thursday to Sunday.  We have been allocated a lovely space for people to come and sit and have a chat and make a poppy or two … very exciting.  And, as an added bonus, we expect that we will have special guest poppy designers Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley visit us at some stage during the fair.

Lynn with Hilary Harper ABC StudiosI was lucky enough to once again be interviewed on 774 ABC radio … this time by Hilary Harper on Saturday morning … I really did enjoy having the opportunity to talk about the project and our involvement with Craft and Quilt Fair.  And hopefully that will encourage a bunch of new people to come and visit and learn about us … the upshot of that interview was many thousands of views on the blog and hopefully a whole new round of participants.  Exciting times ahead!

Marg and I are so excited about the many libraries that are joining 5000 Poppies … If you would like to join a group locally check with your local library to see if they are involved with the Project, and if they are not … we would be happy to have them on board of course.

We will post some pics of the Craft and Quilt Fair later in the week.  In the meantime … happy poppy making.


About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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2 Responses to Poppy News …

  1. Ross says:

    Greetings Girls, Met you at the craft exhibition. Was so impressed with the wonderful effort
    by every one. And the atmosphere at your stall was wonderful and infectious.
    Well done and am pleased I could be a small part of it.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thank you so much Ross .. and I absolutely loved your gorgeous little poppy with the leaf. I will be having a good look at that leaf when I get the chance.
      Someone asked me who was making poppies for the those who did not go into battle and I told them that you were making for the chaplains and the cooks.
      Lovely gesture … we are all so thrilled.

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