Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So Far This Week...

We had a problem with our internet connection for a few days and it's amazing how much work you can get done when you spend less time on the computer. I'm mainly in spring cleaning mode at the moment but I also managed to finish quilting 3 more donated tops as well as finishing another QAYG quilt. They will all be going to the camp for abused kids apart from the third quilt which will be going to Qld for someone who lost their home in the Qld floods.
The next shipments are for Qld and the kids' camp in Vic, and then I have another couple I'm finishing off for Christchurch where they are currently having snow.
I'm sure that wherever the quilts are distributed they will bring warmth and comfort. Thanks to everyone who has contributed with donations of quilts, tops, QAYG blocks or money for postage/batting. Every little bit helps others who are in need.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Friday, July 22, 2011

Today's Finishes

The first quilt shown has come all the way from Finland. Ulla Rantakari very generously made and donated this lovely quilt and it will be so warm and comforting that the recipient will love it.
The next QAYG quilt was made from donated blocks and the last 4 quilts shown were all made from donated tops.
Now I have to find more boxes which are large enough to hold the quilts for distribution.
Thanks to all of your generous donations we will be warming many people with these quilts. I hope to have more to show in the next day or so.
Hugs Jan Mac

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Quilts for Kids

I met up with the lovely Lesley Lowe again and the Kyabram quilters have been very busy again and have sent over 3 finished quilts as well as many other items which will appear on my other blog. These first 3 quilts are lovely and bright and will bring comfort and warmth to children who are attending a camp for abused children. I've been asked to supply 35 quilts and these are helping to bring the number needed closer to being reached.
I also received a lovely quilt donated by Mary Bargery (NSW) as well as a lovely one from Dallas Neumeyer (Tas) and they will be very much appreciated for their warmth as well as their comforting hug.
Thank you so much for all your help with these quilt appeals.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Quilts for Kids

The first two QAYG quilts have been made for a group of 35 kids who will be attending a camp for abused/neglected children. The donated QAYG blocks are so bright and colourful that they are sure to brighten their lives.
The last quilt is also going to be donated to a group which helps adults deal with past abuse. A gift from the heart, using blocks made by quilters from around the world will give them a warm hug from all of us.
Also Cat has shown the quilts I sent over to her for distribution in Christchurch for earthquake affected families so check out her blog for an update.
More to come very soon.
Jan Mac

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Oz Comfort Quilts on TV

I received the first lovely quilt shown here from Kaite Matilda in NSW. It is a lovely bright and fun quilt and will be going to a child who attends a camp at the end of the year, for neglected/abused children.
The next quilt was made from a donated top and batting and will comfort a lady with its pretty floral fabrics.
The last two quilts are more QAYG quilts made from donated blocks.
Thanks to all of you who have generously made and sent QAYG blocks, we have been able to help over 400 people with a quilt so far this year. I have another box of crocheted blankets, knitted hats and scarves and quilts which are packed and ready to post off to another group which helps the homeless in Melbourne and surrounds.
Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Check out the link to a TV segment on the quilts given out to the homeless in Brisbane yesterday, as shown on my other blog.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Steaming Ahead

It's been a good feeling to get back to the quilting again and after a good sleep I've been steaming ahead with more finishes.
These QAYG quilts will be going to a group which helps people who have been abused. Some are children, teens and even adults so I'm making them mainly in larger sizes so the children can grow into them. The minimum size I make is 40"x 60" and mostly they are 50'x70" so they will also cover an adult.
I also make some 60"x80" too for the larger men and boys. I love the different looks that the colour of the sashing strips can give to the blocks.
Thanks to all the generous donations of QAYG blocks I've been able to quickly get some more quilts finished.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Just One More...

...and a blanket. As I was busy with our DD last week, sewing clothes for her and teaching her the finer points of dressmaking, I didn't have time to finish many quilts. She doesn't get home often so we were very busy sewing as much as possible.
I did manage to finish off one more QAYG quilt to donate as well as a cot quilt for my new great-nephew and the photo is shown on my other blog.
I also managed to finish off another crocheted blanket to donate and I'm currently knitting another scarf which should be finished soon.
Now that the festivities and dressmaking are finished for now, I plan to have a busy week finishing off more quilts to donate. At least as soon as I catch up on my sleep. LOL
I hope to have more to show you tomorrow.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I've been busy with family commitments and teaching our youngest DD to make some of her clothes so not much quilting happening here.
I did manage to finish off one QAYG quilt and hope to get another one done soon. It's been fun to have our DD home for a week's holiday and she's so enjoying learning how to make her clothes that it's great to be able to pass on my knowledge.
I'll be back to normal quilting duties very soon and will have more quilts to show then.
Stay warm as it's freezing here at the moment, Jan Mac