Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quilts From Des Moines USA

These two beautiful and large quilts came to Australia with Linda Hungerford when she visited her new grandchild. Linda has been an ongoing supporter of our bushfire appeal and these beautiful quilts will cheer someone in the Kinglake area who lost their home.
The quilts were made by: Marna Billings, Joyce Burch, JoAnn Christians, Connie Cook, Debra Dickerson, Ann Gerdom, Norma Hamilton, Laurie Hews, Barb Hyler, Linda Hungerford, Deb Jacobs, Laura Kievlan, Linda Lack, Mary Nichols, Kim Ogle, Cathy Rudny, Lu Saf, Nancy Schroeder, Michelle Tepley, Sherry Von Fumetti, Shirley Winters, and Vivian Thatcher.
Linda was vising her family here in Australia at the time of the bush fires and also wrote an article which was published in the Oct/Nov issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine, about the bush fire appeal. We appreciate all the support from quilters both here in Australia as well as around the world. Although summer hasn't officially started here we have already had a week of extreme fire conditions, so please keep us in your prayers that this season isn't a repeat of the last one.
Hugs Jan Mac

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Beautiful Quilts

These beautiful quilts were donated by Eileen Campbell (Vic), Cecily Mowle (NSW), and the Renegade Quilters from Queanbeyan and Canberra.

Donated Quilts for Kinglake

More beautiful quilts have arrived to be distributed in the Kinglake area.

Monday, November 9, 2009

More Beautiful Quilts

Most of these have been donated by Launceston quilters from Tasmania. The lovely pink hexagon quilt comes from a donation to Hexagons of Hope which did an incredible job of getting quilters from around the world to make hexagons for the ladies who lost their homes. Doing some hand work gives them a break from some of the stress in their lives and the quilt came from Malaysia or Singapore. I'm sorry that I can' remember which but I'm happy to add a name if anyone knows who made it. They will all bring some comfort to the people who receive them even though it's 104 degrees here today.
Hugs and thanks Jan Mac

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

QAYG Quilts

I've made these from donated QAYG blocks from around the world and they have been donated to the bush fire affected areas at Kinglake. Thank you for all your help with this project.
Hugs Jan Mac