"In 2000, the WAQA made quilts for a silent auction to raise money for the Murdoch Hospice. Many members made quilts and $20,000was raised.
The Quilt Cupboard, owned by Phillipa and Ian Marshall, heard about the auction and gave the Hospice a quilt from their business called The Quilt Cupboard.
As this little quilt was so 'different' it was decided by the Hospice not to put it on the auction. I went to see the collection of quilts (hung in the Hospice) a day late. The Community Relations Person at the Hospice, Robin Halliday, showed me the American quilt and asked what to do with it. I suggested that, if they didn't want to sell it, they could give it to the WAQA for their collection. This they did." [Cynthia Harvey Baker, Quilt Historian WAQA 2002]