The Wash Up …

We had a truly wonderful time at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Melbourne … many many people dropped by to see us … we gave away over 2000 patterns … so I think that may have an impact on the numbers in the end … and mostly everyone was totally blown away by the stand.

The Wall Craft and Quilt FairOur team working very hard on Saturday – Photo by Cam Holmes

In the end we dedicated two walls to new poppies either made or dropped off to the fair … and met many of our contributors face to face … it was a huge bonus for us to put human faces to our contributors.

We had children as young as 4 right up to older children in their 90’s make poppies with us … so much fun.  Thank you to all who have contributed to date and those who have now seen what we are doing and are planning to contribute … you are all the reason this wonderful project has become … well … so wonderful!!!

It will take a while to update the poppy count … but I will get there in the next couple of days.  The contributors list and the dedications may take a little longer.  Keep and eye on the blog.

Lastly … I need to thank all of the wonderful team who helped out both at the fair … and in the background … I will speak to you all individually but of course I can’t thank you enough … without you all … all the time  … this project would not be what it is … nor would we have quite so much fun.

See you at the Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show next month.




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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