Sunday, March 28, 2010

Donations from Deniliquin

The lovely Sue H. from Deni (NSW) dropped off more donations of fabric as well as an almost finished quilt and quite a few tote bags that she'd made. She's a great supporter of mine as well as some of her friends in Deni and all the help they give does make a difference.
She also donated 4 woolen skirts which I spoke about on my other blog at Sew Many Quilts Too Little Time. The bottom photo shows a quilt/blanket that I've made from one of the skirts. The blue quilt was almost finished so that's done now and will go to East Timor and the QAYG quilt is a smaller one and will go to Pine Ridge Reservation with the blue woolen quilt to keep someone warm during their very severe winter.
I love using up what is otherwise going to be wasted and have saved the zippers from the skirts to be used again. Now I need to get the rest used up so they can be given a new purpose.
Hugs Jan Mac

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quilt Delivery to Kinglake

We took another 45 quilts down to Kinglake last Monday and I've been working night shift since then., so not much happening apart from sleeping.
This quilt here is one of 2 donated by Maggie Alexander from Qld and the colour is off here but they are lovely quilts with pictures of cowboys. Annie Schuiling (NSW) also sent some beautiful oriental QAYG blocks and some fabric which will all be put together as soon as possible.
We also took boxes of novels, craft books, some beautiful knitting wool in lovely bags from Canberra quilters and lots of craft items to be distributed in Kinglake. The lovely ladies there have given my details to the case workers and they are using those contacts to make sure the goods are distributed to where they are most needed.
Even though the bush is regenerating it's been a very slow process for most people who are planning to rebuild and it does help them to know that we haven't forgotten them. They say that are now starting to look forward to getting their community back on their feet but it has taken a long time just to clear the blocks and our friends are finding it very frustrating not to have started building yet.
Thank you all for your generous donations and prayers for their recovery.
Hugs Jan Mac