Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Boys' Quilts for Christchurch

Paid work has been taking up some time for the last few days but I did manage to finish off 2 QAYG quilts for boys. These will be going to Cat in NZ to be distributed to families affected by the earthquakes in Christchurch.
Now that the weather is getting colder they will be very grateful for the warmth of a quilt as many still don't have any heating. We live in a more temperate climate but today was our first cold day for the year and it feels like winter is well on the way.
The last quilt was beautifully made and donated by Di Jobbins (NSW) and the St Mark's Quilters of Sydney and will be much loved by the person who receives it.
I'm sending another 7 or 8 quilts to New Zealand, depending on how many the travelers can fit into their cases, and they will deliver them to Chch personally for us.
I also received a very nice email from the Rochester quilter who helped to distribute the donated quilts in her township.

All quilts donated for flood victims are being given to the Rochester community house and the quilts are then given to locals via contact with the co-ordinator . Last Wed at a morning tea for flood victims - we gave out some quilts, and I couldn't believe how thrilled the people were to be given a quilt (lots of tears and even offers to pay!) and some great feedback from locals since then.
We really appreciate the quilts from Oz Comfort Quilts and congratulate you on doing such a great job - thanks again.

It's always wonderful to hear that the quilts mean so much to the people who receive them and I'm working hard to get more finished and distributed as soon as possible.
Many thanks for all your donations, Jan Mac

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