Friday, February 19, 2010

Quilts for Kinglake from Western Australia

Lyn Hardwick from Cockburn Sewing Centre and her volunteer quilters sent many quilts over for the Victorian bush fire appeal. I knew that more would be needed for people who had left the mountain while they rebuild, so I put some aside for them.
These were all made and donated by Lyn and wonderful group of helpers. They also sent some tops, backing and batting and I'm working through those as well. Thanks for all your hard work ladies. The WA ladies are very generous and when one of my blog readers heard that I had been asked to take more quilts down to Kinglake, she offered to send quilts to the people of Toodyay so mine could go to Kinglake.
Many thanks again for all your help.
Hugs Jan Mac

Monday, February 15, 2010

More Tops Finished

It's been a busy work week but I did manage to get a couple of tops quilted and another QAYG quilt put together for Kinglake. I need to get back to the sewing machine now.
Hugs Jan Mac

Monday, February 8, 2010

More Quilts Finished

These tops were donated and now that I've quilted them they will be donated to Kinglake. The first is very pretty and looks like oriental-type fabric and was made by the Alice Springs quilters. The second quilt is a scrappy one but I don't know who donated it. The next top was donated by Dee Biggerstaff from WA I think and the last one may be from Coleamblly in NSW.
I had said that I would send a couple of quilts to the people who lost their homes in Toodyay, WA but as the people of Kinglake have asked for more quilts I need to honour their request at the moment.
I received an email from Heather in WA offering a quilt for the WA fire appeal, instead of me posting some over to WA, so Heather if you email me at we'll be able to make arrangements.
Once again thanks to so many generous donations we've been able to give a warm hug to those who need it. It's so hot at the moment though that they want the quilts as a tangible memory of our support rather than for their warmth.
Hugs Jan Mac

Friday, February 5, 2010

Not Done Yet

Last post I said that we were getting close to finishing the quilt drive for the people affected by the bush fires. I received a phone call this week to say that more quilts were needed in the Kinglake and Marysville areas as people who lost their homes are now returning to the area to rebuild and they would love a quilt.
Luckily I knew that I would need more quilts but just not how many will be needed. I have some quilts here already to go and have been busy getting more finished.
Today I quilted 4 tops and I'll post photos of them as soon as the binding is done. So if you donated a top keep an eye out as I am working my way through them and donating them as intended. Unfortunately I don't know who donated all of them, although some are named and tagged, others aren't. So if you see one you sent me to finish off then please let me know and I'll add your name to it before I take it down to Kinglake.
As it is almost 12 months since the bush fires, and the media are re-visiting the areas to talk with people, the memories of the events are still fresh and I'm sure the quilts will bring some comfort, even though it's taken time for all who need one to receive a quilt.
More to come. Jan Mac