Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quilts for Christchurch

The first 3 quilts are on their way to Christchurch and they were made and donated by Myra Kerr from Canberra. The lovely fabric and patterns will bring comfort and warmth and hopefully raise the spirits of their new owners.
The last 2 quilts were made from donated tops and I finished them today so they are on their way to Qld for people who have been displaced by the floods earlier this year.
Now I need to go over my travel papers and make sure I have everything. I'll be posting about my travels on my other blog when I get internet access but won't be posting here until I return and finish more quilts to donate.
Many thanks for all your help with these quilt appeals.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Friday, August 12, 2011

Four More for Qld

I managed to quilt another 4 donated tops and these lovely quilts are now packed and ready to go to Qld tomorrow night with the next delivery. I also have boxes of knitted garments, and fleecy blankets and they will be given to people who are homeless due to the floods in the Ipswich area.
I should have packed but there's still time tomorrow so I have another quilt almost finished and I've just made another backing so with some luck I should get a few more finished before I have to meet the truck with all the boxes.
It was a lovely sunny day today and winter is almost over here but the nights are still cold and will be through most of spring too. It will be lovely to have some summer weather in Italy next week and hopefully it won't be too hot while we're sightseeing in Pompeii and Rome. I guess I'd better pack first thing tomorrow before I get distracted by finishing off more quilts or I may not be ready for the flight on Sunday morning.
Take care, Jan Mac

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Time for Two More

As you may have read on my other blog, in 4 more 4 more days time I will be off to Italy for a 4 week train trip through the Alps. It's been a busy time making all the plans and selecting which sites to see and the planning is almost done now and we will soon be able to enjoy the trip.
I'm also busy finishing off the last few quilts and packing boxes with items to send to Qld. I did deliver all of the quilts for the kids' camp so I won't be under pressure when we return. It will be a big change to go from our cold winter to Italy's summer weather and we
re looking forward to being tourists in some beautiful countries. I hope to keep my other blog updated with out travels, depending on internet access. I should have one or tow more quilts to show before we leave too.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Quilts From ACT and NSW

I received more beautiful quilts this week from Canberra as well as a financial donation from Tanya Stockton in NSW, Mra Kerr and Robyn McPherson, which will be a big help towards costs of postage.
Myra Kerr and her husband dropped in with 3 wonderful quilts from Robyn McPherson as well as 8 beautiful quilts that Myra had made. Three of them will be going to Christchurch and the rest will be going to flood affected communities.
The last quilt shown was made from a donated top and it will be going to a group which helps under-priviledged children. I posted off another 14 quilts to the camp for abused kids so now I've started on some for the next delivery to Qld and the next camp for kids.
Many thanks for all the donations, Jan Mac

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Donated Quilts Arrive

These first two beautiful quilts were made and donated by Ann Gibson all the way from Scotland. Ann read about the quilt appeal on the UK magazine Popular Patchwork site and very kindly sent these beautiful quilts to comfort people who have been affected by our recent natural disasters. The lovely colours will warm their hearts as well.
The third quilt was made and donated by Jacqy Wong (Vic) and she cleverly constructed the quilt in a QAYG style, and it will be welcomed by its new owner.
I've had a very busy week and have delivered 40 more quilts to a group which helps the homeless in Melbourne as well as most of the quilts requested by the camp for kids. I just need to finish off another 6 and then I can start collecting for the next delivery to Qld.
Thank you so much for all your help to warm and comfort the needy with our quilts.
Hugs, Jan Mac