Monday, May 31, 2010

Donated Tops Finished

I'm working my way through the donated tops which have been donated. The first onbe with "wonky stars" was made by quilters from Alice Springs. The second one was made by Kathleen A. from Vic. She made it as a backing to use up all her scraps but it looks so pretty that I used it as a top.
The last 2 tops were also donated but I'm sorry that I don't remember who sent them. I also finished off 2 other quilts of simple squares of fabric and they will go to Timor. I plan to get more finished off this week too as I want to give some to kids in foster care.
Hugs Jan Mac

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Donated Quilts and QAYG Quilts

The first quilt at the bottom of the post was donated but I'm not sure where it came from as it arrived with a few other boxes, but it may be from Sharyn C. (Vic). The second bright quilt was donated by Julie Clarke (Tas) along with some backing fabric.
The other 4 QAYG quilts were put together by me during the past week and were all made from donated blocks. I have more to finish now so I'll show more progress ASAP. I love the QAYG quilts as the blocks all play nicely together when the plain sashing strips bind them together.
Back later, Jan Mac

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quilts from Queanbeyan

These beautiful quilts were made and donated by the lovely quilters of Queanbeyan (NSW). Robyn and Kay brought them down for me and they will be donated to the Kinglake and Marysville areas. They are fabulous bright colours and very large so they'll be much appreciated.
Hugs Jan Mac

Sunday, May 16, 2010

More Donated Quilts

I've had a very busy time with my travels for the last month and it has been lots of fun as well as keeping me busy as they all involved quilting events. We had our Southern Cross Quilter's retreat last week and Stephanie D from WA and Ros B. from NSW donated their challenge quilts made from flannel shirts. The quilts were very imaginative and will warm people wherever they end up. These were donated and will go to either the bush fire areas or East Timor.
The Dimboola quilters have again been very busy and have sent many quilts to be donated to East Timor. So far I've packed 52 and I think there's a few more to be packed for the next shipment. The photo shows just one of these lovely utility quilts and the ladies have been very generous to make so many quilts for others.
I have more photos to show soon.
Cheers, Jan Mac