I had a very productive day and managed to finish off quilting 3 donated tops as well as finishing the bindings. The photos aren't great and the quilts look much better up close, but you get the idea.
The cute fabric is one of the backing fabrics sent by Margaret H and it is of a zoo print and makes a fun backing for the child's quilt.
I hope to get more tops quilted again tomorrow and I'm also working on another QAYG quilt.
I'm trying to get as many quilts finished as possible over the next 5 weeks as I have a contact with a church group who are sending volunteers up to Qld to help with the clean up and they will take the quilts to hand out when the houses are cleaned. I prefer this method where the quilts are actually given to the people who need them rather than work with a large agency who may stockpile the quilts. This method worked well with the bush fire quilt appeal and I gave out almost 2,500 quilts as well as toys, knitted items, books, sewing kits etc. all to the people who live and work in the areas most affected and I knew that they arrived where they were intended
I won't be stopping in 5 weeks time though as I'm sure I'll find other ways of getting the quilts delivered. I've also heard that many of the small towns in farming communities which have been badly affected by flooding in Victoria will also need a lot of help so the need is great and the quilt appeal will be ongoing for some time.
Thank you all for your support and donations which make this possible.
Hugs Jan Mac
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